Façade of windows (136)

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Façade of windows (136)

The taxonomy that guides this website organises the facade systems regarding the material form of the supporting element when arriving to the working site, and the water tightness mechanisms. When considering those two main classifiers, we are always applying them to the façade as a whole, as a system, not just to a part of it, for instances a window.

A window is not a façade; it is just part of the façade; therefore, it shouldn’t have to be classified with the taxonomy. But what happens when the façade is a summation of windows? And that’s not an exceptional situation.

The tendency to the glass façade, plus a terrace or a buffer or an intermediate space, is leading more and more to solve the façade just with windows and different types of sun protections. 

That system would be classified, regarding the material form of the supporting element when arriving to the site, as semi-finished products and/or components, thinking on the different frames and substructures. Regarding the watertight mechanisms, it should be included among those resorting to impermeability.

The system can be therefore classified; the point is that in cannot be named: how do we refer to such a façade?