Building facade refers to a building envelope or decorative structure that can have a certain displacement relative to the main structure by a supporting structure system, and does not share the effects of the main structure. There are two types of walls: single-layer and double-layer glass. The glass curtain wall is a beautiful and novel building wall decoration method, and it is a significant feature of the modernist high-rise building era.
Glass facade also called glass curtain wall, apply to external buildng walls which refers to the supporting structural system that relative to the main structure, has a certain ability of deformation, but the glass structural system does not share the weight or loading of building and main structure, it is building wall. It mainly made of double glazed glass that heat insulation and sound resistance, or tempered laminated safety glass with spider system.
Insulated glass curtain wall also called facade glass, refers to the support structure system can be relative to the main structure of a certain displacement capacity and do not share the role of the main structure of the building envelope or decorative structure. Facade glass is beautiful and innovative method of building wall decoration and is a modern high-rise building of the era of significant features. The facade glass are made by insulated glass.