The modern guide to diaphanous building materials
Translucent materials offer the architect great design scope for a sensitive handling of light and an exciting interplay of indoor and outdoor space that would not be possible with clear glass. Different moods, evoked in the past with stained-glass windows, thinly cut stone slabs or stretched paper, are created in modern forms through the use of special types of glass, plastic sheets, membranes, perforated metal sheeting, etc.
* Information in compact form, with a comparison of glass, plastic sheeting, membranes and metal products – all in a single volume
* Technical properties: visual screening, protection against glare, thermal and acoustic insulation, fire protection, etc.
* New materials: details of when special approval is required for individual design solutions
* Information on manufacturers, grouped according to products