Mayine L. Yu is a senior associate at Davis Brody Bond Architects in New York and was an adjunct associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures: Concepts for designing building exteriors
Load-bearing cavity walls
Cavity wall construction consists of a bearing wall assembly where a gap is
created between the outer surface, exposed to view from the exterior of the
building, and an inner plane of construction. The interior...