Today ending the weekend Facades World We share something innovative, it's about double skin facades, something that until now is new on the web and on the day of the date we share it and end the week in the best way. What do you think if we start and know a little more in depth how they work? Here we go!
How double skin facades work and what they are Almost as the name implies, the double skin facade It is a facade system that consists of two layers, usually of glass, where air flows through the intermediate cavity. This space acts as insulation against extreme temperatures, winds and noise, improving the thermal efficiency of the building in hot and cold climates. One of the most famous examples of two capable facades is the '30 St Mary Ax' building by Foster + Partners, which we show you below ...
The flow of air through the cavity can occur naturally, or be mechanically driven; In addition, these two skins can include sun protection devices. Beyond that the concept of double skin facades is not something new, we have to inform you that it is increasingly being incorporated into the architectural design, most often in modern skyscrapersbecause it allows cconstruction of transparent facades with interior High thermal and acoustic comfort.
Its operation adapts to the colder and warmer months through different strategies, and it is this versatility that makes double skin facades so interesting Through minor modifications, such as opening or closing the entry or exit fins, the facade behavior It can change completely. Therefore, careful design is essential for each case, including detailed knowledge of solar orientation, context, local radiation and temperature conditions, building occupancy, among many other aspects.
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