Five reasons for designing high-performance façades

Five reasons for designing high-performance façades

A façade is the face and the dress of a building, a statement of its and the architect’s identity. However, that’s just ...

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Dissimilar metals (Galvanic corrosion). Why does NZBC E2 get it wrong?

Dissimilar metals (Galvanic corrosion). Why does NZBC E2 get it wrong?

E2, Table 21: Compatibility of metals in contact; says:

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Façade project for the Sylvia Park Tower, Auckland

Façade project for the Sylvia Park Tower, Auckland

The Sylvia Park 10-storey office tower in Auckland is a landmark building located in the surrounding business park and ...

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Unique facades from around the globe

Unique facades from around the globe

Modern façade projects include technical features that protect the building from the elements, improve its energy ...

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The future of Insol’s residential division

The future of Insol’s residential division

  From the 1st of July 2018, Insol will focus entirely on commercial projects. A new company, Aurae Ltd, has been ...

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Kinetic Facades - design considerations

Kinetic Facades - design considerations

Image source: Institut du Monde Arabe Getting the design of a kinetic façade right from the get go is paramount in ...

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Kinetic facades - not just a striking feature

Kinetic facades - not just a striking feature

Historically kinetic facades have served purely as a form of artistic expression. Yet they‘ve recently come to offer a ...

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Insol bound for international facade conference

Insol bound for international facade conference

Zak are pioneers in promoting technologies in the areas of glass processing, facades and fenestration through various ...

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5 Questions to Ask About Aluminium Louvres for Solar Control

5 Questions to Ask About Aluminium Louvres for Solar Control

Nothing else has quite the same versatility, and aluminium louvres are here to stay as a crucial part of architecture.  ...

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Perforated facades – aesthetics and practicality

Perforated facades – aesthetics and practicality

Perforated facades have been around for over 100 years, and have grown in popularity for good reason. The use of ...

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