Double skin facades

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Double skin facades

Postby Fionn » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:25 am

Hello everyone

Im a final year student of Architectural Technology doing my dissertation on the concept of glass double facades, their uses and energy-saving benefits. In researching, I understand the vast majority of buildings featuring this facade system are in continental Europe. I was wondering does anybody here know if there are, or intend to be any new office buildings, etc. in Ireland that will feature a similar facade system in the near future? or indeed any other info? Any input is welcome.

Thanks
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby LOB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:25 pm

Study undertaken in Lund University Sweden might be of use
short version
http://www2.ebd.lth.se/avd%20ebd/main/personal/Harris/main/Double%20Skin%20Facades.htm

long version
http://www.ebd.lth.se/fileadmin/energi_byggnadsdesign/images/Publikationer/Bok-EBD-R3-G5_alt_2_Harris.pdf

I remember schuko were pushing it in Dublin about 6 years ago.

The U2 tower is meant to have a double skin facade as far as I remember.

Cost tends to be prohibitive
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby Bren88 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:02 pm

Where are you doing AT?
Are you looking at only sealed systems, or are you also looking at open jointed rain screen systems.
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby Bob Dole » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:39 pm

If looking at the second - try the County Hall in Cork.
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby goneill » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:46 pm

EBS Burlington Road, - B.O'Halloran + Associates
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby goneill » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:49 pm

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Re: Double skin facades

Postby Bren88 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:44 pm

Bob Dole wrote:If looking at the second - try the County Hall in Cork.

Or Áras Chill Dara. For the open jointed rain screen system
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby tungstentee » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:48 pm

delft technical university : department of building technology carried out an eu research project on load bearing double skin facades with egs from all over europe. this was circa 1999/2000
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby Briain » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:50 am

Finglas county council offices, the Elmpark development on Merrion Road are two that come to my mind. Both designed by the head of my course, Merritt Bucholz, of Bucholz-McEvoy Architects
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby ruskin » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:04 pm

That new horrible building next to the city hall in dublin has a double facade
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Re: Double skin facades

Postby Briain » Thu May 10, 2007 2:07 am

/\/\/\ It has a double facade, in that it has two front layers that are seperated, but it has no function for natural ventilation which is what I'm presuming is what the OP is looking for.
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