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How to Design an Energy-Efficient Building?

This can be achieved by thinking of the structure as a single organism. All its parts and interaction with the environment are interdependent and contribute to the organism’s overall function. Back then in construction and architecture, facade systems are treated as separate components of the buildings. However, to achieve high efficiency and building performance, the […]

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What Makes a Good Facade?

Just as words can affect people’s emotions, a good facade can also make people happy, wondering, surprised and delighted. That’s because facade design is very effective in communicating certain attributes and emotions. For example, reflective facades (or mirrored facades) are perceived to be an extension of the environment as opposed to being an entirely different […]

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What’s the Importance of Facade in Architecture?

Back then, facade perhaps is only important in achieving superior aesthetics. But now it has a crucial functionality role especially in light transmittance, acoustics performance and energy efficiency. In architecture, the facade is one of the building’s most important exterior elements. The facade sets expectations and defines the feel of the overall structure. It can […]

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3 Facade Design Ideas for Better Functionality

What are the functions of building facades? Aside from showing superior aesthetics, facades also contribute to the buildings’ interior functions and energy performance. In fact, the facade’s structure and design may significantly result to long-term energy savings. This could be accomplished through choosing the right materials with just the right specifications (e.g. materials with low […]

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3 Commercial Building Facade Trends to Watch Out

The commercial building facade trends are about making a statement. That’s because the facade is a marketing and branding tool itself. Its appearance shapes the perceptions of the people viewing the building from the outside. Facade design and engineering trends are also about sustainability and energy efficiency. The wise design of a facade can result […]

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Quality Checks in Building Facade Materials

Quality is often synonymous with meeting expectations and performance specifications. The latter is more important especially when we’re talking about building materials. Low quality and non-compliances will compromise the building’s integrity and the occupants’ safety. That’s why facade engineers place equal importance on the quality of facade materials as to how they are installed. The […]

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How Cladding Protects Buildings from Fires

Dozens of different regulations and considerations make building construction more challenging and complex. It’s especially the case with protecting the building from fires. Just one incident can result to loss of lives and millions of dollars worth of damages. One way to significantly reduce risk of fire (or prevent further spread of it) is by […]

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Which Curtain Wall Type is Best for Your Building?

It’s a huge financial decision both upfront and long-term. That’s because the choice of curtain wall affects the following: Thermal performance & building energy efficiency Visual aesthetics & daylighting Architectural design Sound transmission or acoustics performance (minimise noise coming from outside) Water penetration (prevent water leakage due to gravity, weathering, capillary action and other factors) […]

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Interior or Exterior Glazing for Building Curtain Walls?

Which is better, interior or exterior glazing? Unitised and stick curtain wall systems can be either of the two. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages (especially when it comes to installation). Find out here if exterior or interior glazing is ideal for your building curtain wall. Interior glazing for low-rise buildings Often it’s […]

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