Peter Simmonds: How much glass in a facade?
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July 14, 2015

Peter Simmonds: How much glass in a facade?

When designing a building Peter´s team looks at the location and position of the building, what people will see from the building and façade response to urban context.

The usual task to solve is how much glass they can put in the façade, because building code says 40%, but architects usually wants up to 80% of glass façade.

Important is also to look at the natural daylight factors and thermal comfort, and positioning of the building´s core (where the lifts and building services are) so it does not create too much shading and block too much light.

Get the ceiling as high as possible and focus on efficient HVAC systems.