Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Energetic and Formal Renovation of an Industrial Building in Italy, Florence by TA Plan Design
July 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: TA Plan Design
The renovation of the industrial building was done to reduce energy consumption for heating by installing a polystyrene foam “coat” on all the external involucre. Particular attention was also given to the summer behavior of the building that had significant overheating problems. All windows of the south side have been screened by curved section brise-soleil manually adjustable: trough this setting you can block the passage of sunlight in summer and instead favoring the passive solar contribution in winter season.
The theme of the sunscreen gave inspiration also for the formal renovation of the principal front, in accordance with the sunscreen intervention of the SOUTH front. It has been designed a metal structure attached to the main front with sunscreen elements of different types, at the same time for protecting from the sun and decorating the building.
A main galvanized steel structure is attached to the concrete beams of the building and holds the adjustable aluminum horizontal brise-soleil in the lower part of front, identical to the windows ones. At the top of the front brise-soleil become vertical, always in aluminum and made with a perforated plate mesh round. In the central part the sunscreen becomes a curved, horizontal aluminum sheet with perforated mesh + larger than the upper. The curve of this sunscreen find similarity in central brackets that, with their round shape, represent the junction node of all the elements of the structure.
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