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Fashion Company Headquarters

Madrid Spain

Rafael de La-Hoz

 

Project Description

One of the world’s leading fashion brands welcomes employees and visitors in style with a building façade featuring SEFAR® Architecture Vision at its Madrid, Spain headquarters.

The stunning glass curtain wall designed by renowned Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz resembles a three-dimensional checkerboard with alternating panels of clear laminated glass and panels embedded with SEFAR Architecture Vision. Each panel is approximately 11.2-by-6.4 foot and consists of two layers of 8 mm low-iron tempered glass laminated with 1.52 mm DuPont SentryGlas®.

The Vision product specified for the installation features a high-precision fabric with a mesh opening of 50% and aluminum metallic coating on its exterior-facing side. The metal-coated fabric was combined with DuPont SentryGlas for the open-edged, laminated glass panels.

The reflective aluminum coating allows the façade to come alive with depth and light refraction that mirrors the changing outdoor conditions of the sun and clouds, adding a distinctive dimension to the structure. From the inside, Vision provides building occupants an unobstructed view of the outside world and reduces glare from the sun. It also reflects the sun’s warmth away from the building, leading to a reduced need for air conditioning.

“SEFAR Architecture Vision combined with SentryGlas lends the facade an eye-catching texture that allows it to fit in with the architectural structure of the building,” says Rouven Seidler, European Key Account Manager for SEFAR Architecture. “It addition to its aesthetic features, Vision also reduces the incidence of bird flying into the glass and allows an uninhibited view from the inside, which is unique among other similar glass laminated products.”

SentryGlas’ compatibility with the Vision product offers structural strength performance, transparency and edge stability. The product also offers a reduction in the overall weight of the glass panels and enhances the safety of the installation. Its post-breakage performance keeps the glass in place even if shattered.

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.

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 six fabric density configurations and each can be coated with six different metal coatings: Aluminum, Aluminum/Copper, Chrome, Copper, Titanium and Gold – ultimately providing 36 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.

 

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SEFAR® Architecture VISION

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%).

 
 

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