Although the term “membrane” principally derives from the field of anatomy, referring to the essential boundary of cells, it has gained entrance the terrain of architectural discourse, so as to describe the spatial envelopment this time. Going beyond the limits of its metaphorical use, this article identifies key moments in the modern architectural history in which the membrane notion has marked a change in the performance of the building exterior and its relation to concepts of modernity.

Breathing wall skins. Theorizing the building envelope as a membrane

KOUSIDI, STAMATINA
2016-01-01

Abstract

Although the term “membrane” principally derives from the field of anatomy, referring to the essential boundary of cells, it has gained entrance the terrain of architectural discourse, so as to describe the spatial envelopment this time. Going beyond the limits of its metaphorical use, this article identifies key moments in the modern architectural history in which the membrane notion has marked a change in the performance of the building exterior and its relation to concepts of modernity.
Membrane, Scientific metaphors, Performance, Le Corbusier, Siegfried Ebeling
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