Filigree Steel Façades
One of the essential aims of steel/glass constructions is to achieve maximum transparency. In order to attain this aim, construction systems are becoming increasingly filigreed.
To this end, an increasing use of frameworks subject to normal forces is now made, since they require smaller-sized load transfer sections compared to structures subject to bending loads. The loads generated by normal forces act in both compression and tension. If systems are designed primarily for exposure to tensile load, further reduction of the frame structure is possible.
The result is the creation of filigree glass constructions that can be used both in façades and roofing.