The Development of Chinese Glass Buildings

Authors

  • G. Cui The School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2357

Keywords:

glass building, function stage, aesthetic stage, technology stage, integrated design

Abstract

This paper introduces the development of Chinese glass building, discusses the problems in the development, and forecasts the future of glass building in China. There is a short but leap-forward development of Chinese glass buildings. The paper, which uses the methodology of history research, takes Beijing as an example to research the development of Chinese glass buildings. It divides the development into three stages: function stage, aesthetic stage, technology stage, and describes each stage with practical examples. It supports an objective analysis of the development with the context of culture, economy, society’s status and technology. Finally, the paper concludes the opportunities and challenges in current China, and proposes that the future of Chinese glass building is integrated design.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Architectural Design, Geometries & Lighting