Famous architect Le Corbusier for the history of architecture. "This is the story of the struggle of the window." The development of transparent surfaces on the façade has led to the emergence of a new architecture.
This has gained visual importance rather than the tasks of windows. Glass, one of the oldest known materials, has completed its development process and has taken its place today. In today´s architecture, natural stone, artificial stone, composite and metal plates and glass have been replaced.
The general definition of the curtain wall system in English is "Cladding Wall". When the history of the curtain wall is examined, it is seen that the first curtain wall in the world was used in 1820 on the facade of a two-storey building in Philadelphia.
The steel skyscraper, which played an important role in the emergence of the curtain wall concept, was the Home Insurance building in Chicago. The Auditorium Bullding, built by the American architect Louis Sullivan in 1890, and the Monadnock building, built in 1891 by Daniel H. Burnham.
Walter Gropius has been one of the architects used since the 1913s in the sense of today. The complete cladding of a building was realized in 1934 by the construction of a 12-storey commercial center in Oregon.