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ARCH-770E Glass in Structures: Beyond Transparency

3 Credits

Glass is a singular term for a material that has an in-nitely divergent set of physical a.ributes, demanding new systems of construc,on detailing, and close collabora,on between architects and structural engineers. It is a bri.le material, and its structural behavior poses greater challenges when designing load-bearing glass structural members that are required in energy-e2cient building envelopes while considering the sustainable aspects of glass as a construc,on material, including methods of recycling and reuse and embodied carbon. In this course, students will explore the insights and experience gained from technologically advanced and sustainable learnings and develop their own concentra,on and research that makes the innova,ve use of material glass.