T.Y B.ARCH (B)
PILLAI HOC COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
•CASE STUDY - CENTRE POINT
•LOCATION - PANVEL ( NEAR PHALASPE
•ON GOING CONSTRUCTION
WHAT ARE CURTAIN WALLS?
•Lightweight wall systems installed outside of building
•Designed to resist wind and rain.
•Must also accommodate building drift and seismic
•The name “curtain wall” derives from the idea that the wall is
thin and “hangs” like a curtain on the structural frame
Classification of glass curtain wall systems
Unitized systemsStick systems
•The curtain wall is installed piece
by piece at the site.
•Thermal expansion and
contraction of mullions are
accommodated by expansion joints
•The system components are shop-
fabricated and shipped.
•Low shipping costs and also
permits a greater degree of on-site
adjustment as compared to the
•Disadvantage - longer on-site
assembly time and more on-site
labor than the other systems.
•Consists of framed wall units that
are shop fabricated, preassembled,
and generally pre glazed.
•The units are designed so that the
vertical and horizontal members in
adjacent units interlock to form
common mullions and rails.
•Advantage - its greater degree of
quality control resulting from shop
•Disadvantage - the greater shipping
cost because of the added bulk from
assembled units, the need of a greater
degree of protection of units during
Transportation, and a lower degree of