Project DescriptionThe Italian city of Udine welcomes a graceful, modern new office building to its urban landscape. The C Quadro Executive Building, designed using SEFAR® Architecture Vision fabric, mirrors the recognizable skyline of the financial district while contributing a modern aesthetic all its own.
Constructed on a formerly empty lot, this administrative building boasts a façade that accentuates the relationship between this contemporary structure and its historic surroundings. SEFAR Architecture Vision glass interlayer AL 260/55, finished with a golden print, helped this elegant complex blend beautifully with neighboring properties. This single-sided, aluminum-coated fabric enables natural sunlight to warm the building and air to circulate naturally. The 55% mesh opening allows for external visibility from within.
The C Quadro Executive Building, oriented to the height of surrounding buildings, incorporates two fronts – a classic window wall and a high-tech glass casing – to create its distinctive exterior and improved thermal performance properties. Metal crosspieces link the two elements and allow each layer to be individually serviced.
“SEFAR Vision fabric has helped create a striking new building design that contributes to the urban regeneration of Udine,” says Peter Katcha, Director of North American Sales. “In addition to a beautiful exterior appearance, the single sided interlayer allows natural light to enhance the workspace while reducing glare and preserving the views to the outside from within.”
SEFAR Architecture Vision is a metal-coated precision fabric interlayer, typically laminated within glass or other transparent materials, to create unique aesthetic design possibilities in exterior glass facades, windows and interior and decorative glass partition wall systems.
Vision fabrics are also printable with UV-stabilized inks to produce Pantone colors, patterns, and other design effects. With its unique metal coatings and mesh configurations, Vision improves the thermal insulating qualities for reducing solar heat gain while allowing for light transmission and unobstructed views. Vision materials can be metal coated on one or both sides to produce the desired effect.
SEFAR Architecture Vision fabrics are available in five fabric density configurations and each can be coated with five different metal coatings: Aluminum, Aluminum/Copper, Chrome, Copper,and Titanium – ultimately providing 25 different combinations for Vision products. They feature plain or twill weaves in a variety of aperture percentages (25-70%) and light transmission percentages (18-60%).
For more information about SEFAR Architecture Vision, visit http://www.sefar.us/vision.
About SEFAR Architecture: SEFAR Architecture is a leading manufacturer of monofilament precision and ePTFE yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications. With comprehensive knowledge in textile architecture, Sefar has cooperated with experienced lighting technicians and polymer experts to develop a new generation of fabrics for the architectural and design community. For more information on SEFAR Architecture’s products and services, call Peter Katcha at 727-388-4919 or visit www.sefar.us.