Facades, Building Envelopes and Systems

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Guardian solar control glass gives architects freedom to play with colours and reflections on the BNL-BNP Paribas HQ in Rome.
We’ve raised concerns with the government on the detrimental impact of insurance tax and on the possible consequences of Brexit on supplies of raw materials.
JEB fabricated 62,300 square feet of glass for the 195-unit building.
In Oerlikon in Switzerland, two green glass cubes light up to make the reconstructed railway station visible from afar.
OAG’s Devonshire Square site is tucked between the City of London & Shoreditch amongst Grade II Listed and 1980’s office buildings.
Hazlemere Commercial used exclusively aluminium extrusions that came from 100% re-cycled aluminium billet.
Five different curtain walls clad a new medical office building.
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied Comar 5P.i thermally broken windows, Comar 6EFT curtain walling and Comar 7 doors for Phase One of a new build light industrial estate in Colchester, Essex.
A design concept based using solar power and paying homage to the fishing and pearling heritage of the region has been chosen for RTA’s new marine stations.
Reopened on June 25, 2017, Massachusetts' Springfield Union Station was restored to its former grandeur with modern improvements, including energy-efficient, historically accurate Custom Window™ by Wausau double-hung and fixed windows.
On Buildings A and C, designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), skylight systems by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC showcase natural light and views.
Ulli Müller, Head of Corporate Marketfield Engineering, and Manuel Friedel, Head of Research and Development of Sika’s Silicone adhesives and sealants, are giving insights into the world of Sika high-strength solutions for facades.
Supporting the project's performance criteria and condensed construction schedule, Wausau Window and Wall Systems provided nearly 1,500 window units to glazing contractor Newman Glass Works.
Recently completed for Slough Borough Council, The Curve is a landmark building that has already proved its popularity with locals.
In one of our most challenging and impressive projects to date, Roofglaze was tasked with the design, fabrication and installation of a stunning 12 metre span, self-supporting faceted barrel vault at Debenhams’ flagship store on London’s Oxford Street.
A cable façade with point supported glass dramatically wraps much of the base of the tallest building in Oklahoma.

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Facade and roof systems can be developed from concept drawings to physical prototypes through computer 3D models and structural analysis.
Glass canopies are a common design element added to homes and commercial buildings around the world, whether they’re new or old.
With a sophisticated, modern appeal and the long-lasting promise of this highly durable building material, adding a glass canopy over the front door can create just the right finish for your build.
The term ‘Wind Load’ is used to refer to any pressures or forces that the wind exerts on a building or structure. There are actually three types of wind forces that would be exerted on a building.
There are an increasing amount of products available that offer varying degrees of natural daylight and most will be familiar with smaller scale skylights, rooflights or roof windows.
When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.
We all know the basic function of a window and why we think it’s important to the design and functionality of our home – to let in the light and allow us to see our surroundings.
To provide you with some guidance in the search for the right facade access solution, we will briefly explain and compare some available options in facade access solutions.
The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant.
Double glazing is the practice of using two panes of glazing within your home’s windows as opposed to one.
Skylights are a great way of letting that sunshine and natural light flood into your home.
Minimizing unsafe practises in placing a facade access system.

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