Key Aspects of Façade Material Selection

The building façade, also known as the building skin or/and building envelop, has become popular in recent times. It is, however, not always considered as an important and a necessary exterior element of a building with aesthetic and functional purposes. Historically, the facade has been just a

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21st Century Façade Skins: Future-proofing Our Assets

Creative, innovative, imposing, controversial. Capturing a moment in time and history, and serving as a statement of engineering progress and architectural design - today’s façades push boundaries, communicate brand image and use exciting, collaborative materials to produce provocative and advanc

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Façade Design Optimization

It is a common saying that the first impression is the last impression. This is true in the case of architecture as well. And to create that perfect first impression, an architect needs to design a unique and striking façade. In architectural design, the façade of any building is a primary aspect

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Advance Façades & Glazing Failures

‘A façade is a building’s primary exterior face. It generally includes the main entry to the building and has the most elaborate architectural features. As the most public face of a building, a façade is particularly important to your business. Studies have shown that thoughtful design improve

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Fire Safety Compliance of Combustible Cladding

As per the data from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 264 tall buildings (more than 100m) were built between 2006 and 2016 in the Middle East region. North America built 218, Europe built 113, Central America built 65, Oceania region 38 and South America built 32 tall buildings in th

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New Developments in Dynamic Glass

From very early on, man has been living outdoors and has evolved to need exposure to sunlight for our health and well-being. With the advent of architecture, man has sought means of replicating this natural light, and has developed artificial lighting to provide lighting on demand. Such invention ha

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A Quieter Office Space

Productivity, well-being and happy employees are all key considerations in the ideal office environment. With noise being high on the list of annoyances in the workplace and a cause of work-related stress, how can designers and specifiers create a quieter office place, improve privacy and deliver ex

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Facades Today – A Story of Art and Science

The design of façades in buildings today has become a complex exercise. Façade has always been a design statement of a building. With the evolution of glass facades, the installation of continuous glass itself was considered as a marvel. Thereafter, it further evolved with the introduction of othe

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Enabling Innovative Designs The Evolution of Powder Coatings

Today, the advancement in technology and innovation has turned our once simple cities into beautiful landscapes and skylines that are the epitome of architecture and design. No more does the term concrete jungle apply to our cities; they are now instead an artistic display of twisted and twirled she

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Trendy Window Treatments

“Don’t stare at the closed door too long, you’ll miss the window opening.” – Anon. Windows are fenestrations whereby our shell spaces integrate with the outdoors. These cut-outs, whether big or small, full length or sitting on a cill, adorning a living space or ventilating an attic, off

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