Surface Finishes – exploring the third dimension

“The art is at one’s surface and symbol; those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril” ~ Oscar Wilde Introduction Surface is seen, surface is perceived, and surface defines the aesthetic impression of the object. The aesthetic experience of a fenestration object is an interlinked and inseparable union of the sensory …

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Cultivating Citified Façades

Coming full circle to where it started from, Zak World of Façades returned to Bangalore in its third season with an all new emphasis on the façades for high-rise cluster housing owing to a spurt in the residential demands of the cosmopolitan. The one day conference held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bangalore on 19th June …

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Facade Testing Procedure – importance and types

Introduction: Windows and curtain walls generally represent as much as 50% to 100% of the exterior cladding of large buildings and are determining elements in the performance of the vertical building envelope. They are a critical and important architectural feature of a building and represent a significant portion of the overall cost of a building …

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Failures of Building Facades

Introduction Building envelope and along with it facade engineering is evolving with creative designs and new building materials to cope with aspirational designers and educated building owners. More emphasis is being given to the humble façade with rising awareness amongst the building owners and developers in order to create value which was long lost and …

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“Quick Thinking, Fast Work and Choosing Of Excellent System Paved the Way”

A piece of News that has been doing rounds of Façade and Fenestration industry off late, is “LIXIL Corporation’s acquisition of majority stake holding in Start Alubuild. At one hand is Japan’s largest building products company LIXIL Corporation, which also owns Permasteelisa, world’s largest and most admired façade company.In its drive to enhance focus on …

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