Terracotta – the exemplary façade material

Introduction: Terracotta is a glazed or unglazed ceramic resulting from the fired clay and has a porous body. It is being used in architecture since early 1800s when a church, designed by Sir Edmund Sharpe, was built almost exclusively of terracotta in Germany in 1824. It, in its unglazed form, eventually became fashionable as a …

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Cutting Edge Façades and Cladding

Facades are perceived as an important element in a building because it showcases aesthetic and architectural elements in the building and controls technical performance of a building to an extent. Facades showcase importance of a building and architecture of any city. Over the period, the importance given to the facades has reached to such an …

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Cladding Materials – Innovative Facade Solution for Building Exteriors

Cladding of buildings is one of the most expressive, inspiring and complex aspects of building design. The basic function of an envelope or enclosure of a building or structure is to protect the covered or otherwise conditioned interior spaces from the surrounding environment. Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide skin …

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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Projects are the Only Viable Solution to Overcome Energy Deficits in the Country – notes Frost & Sullivan

India’s strategic geographical location enables it to tap the vast potential for solar power generation, with about 300 clear sunny days in a year. By 2050, about 69 percent of the electricity produced in India will come from renewables like solar energy. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are photovoltaic materials used to replace conventional building materials (such …

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