ASD reveals the Rolls Royce of Facades

Proving their claims to be the Rolls Royce of façade systems, ASD Architectural have recently supplied the most elegant and luxurious façade, constructed from the RP ISO Hermetic 60 curtain wall system, to the new Bentley garage in Leicester.

The outstanding feature of the system is the enormous spans of glass that can be achieved due to the structure being manufactured from steel profiles.

Derek Quinn, the specification manager of ASD Architectural, said ‘ The fact that the system gets its strength from steel enables much larger spans of glass than are possible with aluminium systems. It is simply not possible for aluminium to provide the same minimalist elegance of this system’.

The overall unsupported height of the façade at the Bentley garage is 7 metres with almost 2 metres between mullions. In addition, an extra challenge was the requirement to slope the façade outward at the top. ASD supplied the necessary technical support to Axion Structural Glazing who are an approved fabricator of ASD systems. The calculation of static and dynamic loading are critical in such designs to prove strength and performance.

Another largely unsold feature of steel, façades is the energy efficiency of steel in comparison to aluminium, due to the lower level of conductivity of steel to aluminium. The RP ISO hermetic 60system is also one of the best performers in weathering tests due to the rigidity of its profiles, and the built in technology of the system.

Derek continued, ‘ It is our plan to give architects greater freedom in the design of glazed facades and fenestration by pushing the boundaries of conventional design through innovation, strength and performance. Our steel and stainless steel systems include fire performance doors and façades, frameless façades, high security doors and screens, and door and window systems in stainless steel, bronze, brass, and cor-ten.’

Contact

Derek Quinn

ASD Architectural

0114 234 5287

600450 ASD reveals the Rolls Royce of Facades glassonweb.com
Date: 7 March 2008
Source: ASD

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

The new Dusit Hotel will incorporate the ventilated facades of Sistema Masa in its design and construction.
St. Cloud Window Inc., a leading manufacturer of the high-performance aluminum window, door, and curtain wall products is pleased to introduce the SCW3000 Series, a new line of historic replication/narrow sightline windows and terrace doors.
New York is perhaps the city most synonymous with skyscrapers in the public imagination, and the most architecturally significant addition to the New York skyline in recent years is at 53 West 53rd.
WICTEC is an overall concept of modern-day architecture that reconciles the elements of heat storage, air conditioning, light provision and fire and noise protection within a single façade design.
When complete, the renovated Main Street Station will feature one of the longest glass walls in the world—a wall made possible by VS1. 
The redesign and renovation of the area around the main station in Arnhem has taken almost 20 years.

From industry

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Add new comment