System composed of an adherent layer to the building with traditional air-tight characteristics and an external layer
A building designed entirely with transparent curtain wall envelopes, that generally has a lower thermal protection than a traditional building infill, can generate living discomfort due to the heat gained in the building from the direct sunlight. A valid tool to overcome these conditions is the application of a second external shell creating what is called “Double skin” or “Ventilated Façade” in the building sector. Once a ventilated facade system is put in place, a real energy system comes into operation that allows excellent performance in terms of:
Acoustic insulation – The use of an external static barrier allows to significantly reduce the dynamic stresses that are produced by the air. The noise reduction from outer circumstances like traffic can be reduced notably.
Shading – The ventilated facade can be equipped with fixed or mobile darkening systems (such as lamellar or fabric curtains) or with screen printing on the external glaze.
Aesthetics – Thanks to the many options and the wide range of building materials and functions available in the industry, architects and engineers, designer, and developers can make buildings look very intriguing and beautiful by applying external facades of different colors and shapes.
A double-skin or ventilated facade system includes many variations on the technological theme. It is therefore common to use the term “Ventilated Facade” in its broader view.
It is therefore considered “Ventilated Façade” any structure made up of two superimposed screens, which can be either compartmentalized, in modules, with blades, sealed or with large portions of air passage.
Each building is in fact unique both in terms of energy and architecture.
The “Ventilated Facade” is a highly distinctive element both in terms of architecture and energy, being by nature infinitely customizable.