Today I re-designed curtain wall details for the Patricio Office Building Project. The 2 story lobby of the building is wrapped in Kawneer curtain wall on 3 sides with a patio above on the third level consisting of a perimeter railing. One leg of the curtain wall at the outside corner is also extended by 4′. The trick in designing a “fly by” detail (plan and section in this case) is to maintain continuity, moisture control, thermal conductivity and curtain wall specifications such that neither system is compromised. As originally designed, the curtain wall went continuous at both section and plan locations and generated questions regarding waterproofing and roofing terminations. With this re-design, the 2 story lobby curtain wall is isolated from the roof patio and also from the “wing wall” at the corner. Subject to team review and approval, I believe these details are more realistic than before.
curtain wall “fly by” details