Engelund Thomsen, K.; Schmidt, H.; Aggerholm, S.
The purpose of this report is to illustrate how highly insulating types of glazing can be used in multi-storey buildings for housing in new ways. These are energy efficient and provide good indoor climate and also satisfy requirements to high architectural quality. The project has resulted in a number of design proposal demonstrating how new types of glazing can be fitted into multi-storey buildings and how new facade expressions, space and lighting effects can be obtained by using highly insulating glass areas. The project is collaboration between the architects Boje Lundgaard and Lene Tranberg's Tegnestue, KAB Bygge og Boligadministration and Danish Building and Urban Research. Calculations of heat demand suggest that it is possible to meet the targets outlined in the Danish Government's action plan for energy. Energy 21 by using new types of highly insulating glazing in new buildings. Another 33% reduction of the heating demand is targeted in relation to existing requirements in the Danish Building Regulations 1995 (BR 95) and the Danish Building Regulations for Small Dwellings 1998 (BR-S 98). The project builds on experience gained from 'High-insulated Glass House' (Wittchen and Aggerholm, 1999) built on the housing estage Egebjerggaard in Ballerup, a suburb of Copenhagen. Examples of existing multi-storey buildings with glass facades show extensive use of glazing as early as 1830 in Spain. Walls preceding the curtain wall were built from wood and glass and rested on stone corbels at about 1 m from the load-bearing facade. The first multi-storey buildings with facades entirely made from glass date from the 1920s. The architect Le Corbusier was the first to create a building system that facilitated the construction of non-loadbearing facades. Various conditions must be especially considered at the design of facades with highly insulating glass areas, i.a. type of glass and glazing, solar shadings, frame constructions and airtightness. Compared with the requirements of BR 95, considerable improvements of the energy performance of glazed units have already taken place. Continued development is needed i.a. with development and application of spacers improved in terms of energy and slim frame profiles. The latter permits the use of a larger part of the window area for insulating glazing and also provides a larger glazing area. (au)
Nyt center med varmtvandsbassiner, cafe og mødelokaler beliggende mellem Marselisborg Hospitals gamle bygninger fra 1913. Nygbygningen står i mørkbrun tegl med store glaspartier.......Nyt center med varmtvandsbassiner, cafe og mødelokaler beliggende mellem Marselisborg Hospitals gamle bygninger fra 1913. Nygbygningen står i mørkbrun tegl med store glaspartier....