A building design inspires, exhilarates and at best posit an architectural ingenious that has been put to display for changing the overall aesthetics of the exterior and eventually the interiors of the building. Commercial sector buildings generally chose a rather much simpler and more traditional design layout that excludes them from being set apart — set apart is what the modern building owners are looking for these days, something that makes them unique in not just their sense of operations but as a commercial player with exquisite and professionally curated place.
Buildings truly embody the functioning that goes on inside of them and Facade is one incorporation in the modern commercial building design that can help delineate the point in s many ways. A building facade is more commonly known as the ‘external face’ of the building or an ‘external wall’ that makes the building exterior stand out, where the emphasis is on design, innovation and sustainable layout.
The development in the innovation of the facade materials into a sustainable one that can save energy, protect the building from wind, heat, rain. The face buildings have now been used as an energy generation wall that can save up solar energy and convert it into electricity for the building.
Here are some of the commercial facade designs for your buildings to take inspiration from:
STEEL AND GLASS FACADE
Stainless steel or hollow steel sections are vertically combined with glass panels to get this synergistic combination. The steel sectionals are adjoined separately to each glass panel giving it support. The steel and glass facade is used for an exterior wall that may or may not be a part of the rest of the building. Glass facade provides natural light to flow in and provide modern aesthetics to the buildings.
Steel facade is one of the most durable types of facade types that can protect and shield the building from the weather and natural conditions and at the same time is a light material that puts lesser strain over the building. The steel facades come in different styles and colours to match the functionality with aesthetics. The steel facade can come in various forms like profiled sheets and composite (sandwich) panels, Flat and rigidized cassette panels with folded edges, Light steel infill walls, Hollow steel sections, Stainless steel glazing support systems, to name a few.
TERRACOTTA OR CLAY FACADE
Clay facade is nothing but terracotta that can be added to exteriors or any part of the building. This is a more sustainable option in the whole building material and energy conservation methods. Clay facades have been incorporated in India since early on. They have immense resistance as a material and can withstand time and weather over time. They are an excellent addition to the exteriors and a sustainable option. They also don't lose colour and material over time.
ALUMINIUM BASE FACADE
aluminium composite panel (ACP) is a flat panel crafted out of two aluminium alloy sheets bonded with a non-aluminium core so as to form a composite. ACP is frequently used for cladding or as facade material of buildings, insulation, and signage.
ACP is lightweight, rigid and durable and offers reasonable fire resistance. It also has weatherproofing capabilities and its colour does not fade on being exposed to sunlight. The installation costs of ACP are usually on the lower side.
SOLAR SHADING FACADE
Solar shading façade type is the one that can control the amount of sunlight that goes into the building or save up the solar energy in order to produce energy for the entire building. The façade wall is generally made of aluminium panels that can absorb the energy and sunlight. The purpose also comes into providing insulation for the building as well.
The facades are oval-shaped horizontal steel elements that span horizontally between external columns and their size and spacing are designed to reduce the intensity of solar gain.
MODERN GLAZED FACADE
The modern glazed facade is taking the exteriors to the next level with its flexible adjustments of different use of glass panels that are attached to the steel brackets for providing relief to the otherwise heavier glass panels on the building. The attachments to the glass panels are generally made by stainless steel brackets with neoprene gaskets through the glass.
DOUBLE INSULATION FACADE
Double insulation in the facade can be done in a number of ways. The double glass panelling is one way, or having a wall curtain as a facade wall that acts as an accent to the exteriors is also another way to achieve both energy-efficient techniques and aesthetics into the buildings.
The two skins form a thermal buffer zone and passive solar gains in the cavity reduce heat losses in winter. If the cavity ventilation is integrated with the building services, air heated by the sun can be introduced into the building, providing good natural ventilation and reducing the heating load and vice versa during summer.