Whitepaper: The Changing Face of Facade Design

The facade is one of the primary aspects of a project when looking from a design standpoint. Its contribution and importance to building functionality has also evolved over time, from simply keeping the weather out thousands of years ago to now playing a significant role in the energy efficiency and sustainability of a project.

This paper looks at how changing aesthetic preferences, performance requirements, functionality and cost of materials have influenced facade trends over time from timber, to concrete, to steel, to glass, and how advancements in composite timber have seen a revival in the use of timber in architectural design.

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