An experimental study on movable energy-dissipation glass walls

Toru Takeuchl, Yoko Lmatoml, Shigeru Ban, Shiro Mlura, Noboru Yasul, Yoshiki Mlhara, Takashi Hlsada, Kouichi Ando

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The authors propose the concept of movable energy-dissipation glass wall, which is able to be laid out along wide opening of Japanese traditional wooden house and folded into a door pocket. Firstly, dynamic tests on real size mock-up walls are carried out, and their dynamic characteristics are evaluated. This system is applied to an exsisting traditional house, and the performance of the wall is discussed using the result of vibration tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Facade
  • Glass
  • Response control
  • Seismic retrofit
  • Visco-elastic material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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