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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Solar Control in Schools

Solar Control in Schools

New Zealand has over 2,500 schools. Governed by a complex set of rules and regulations, all have their own challenges, ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright famously stated “more and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building”.  ...

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Smart Facades

Smart Facades

 A Look at Smart Facades: Technology has long been marching towards personalisation.  With our experiences shaped by ...

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The Importance of Sun Shading.

The Importance of Sun Shading.

The Importance of Sun Shading: The sun may be 149,600,000 kms away, but its impact is felt constantly, either through ...

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The Danger of Wind: Physical & Financial

The Danger of Wind: Physical & Financial

The only predictable thing about weather is its unpredictability.  So whilst there is seemingly a general consensus on ...

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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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