CharacteristicsHigh resistance to environmental elements, ease of assembly, low fabrication cost, structurally strong, customisable design patterns, high acoustic performance, aesthetically appealing
Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Material Used: Aluminum 1 mm (perforated metal screens)
Coating: Clear Anodizing.
Area: 100 sq.m.
Architect: Poole Associates for Hotel Avasa, Hyderabad.
In the Avasa Hotel project, Diamond Metal Screens supplied Perforated Metal Screens to be used as ceiling panels. Formed by corrugated perforated sheets made out of clear anodized aluminum, the ceiling panels were used to acentuate the ceiling lighting elements in the Sky Lounge at Hotel Avasa, Hyderabad.
Perforated materials are also very versatile - while this project featured only internal applications, perforated metal screens can also be specified as exterior design elements. From lightweight decorative elements to load-bearing structural components, perforated metal offers unique opportunities to combine strength, functionality and beauty.
Perforated metal's functionality in light filtration and air circulation as well as its recyclable attributes make it a sustainable solution for various architectural purposes. This further helps a project earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points. In addition, perforated metal can contain as much as 100% recycled materials while showing no decline in quality compared to non-recyclable materials. It can also significantly reduce energy consumption - a versatile product, perforated metal can be used for exterior shades and sunscreens to filter natural light and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. This reduces the need for HVAC systems to consume more energy than necessary to control indoor temperature.
The perforations are possible in the following materials: Stainless Steel, Pre-Galvanised Steel, Copper, Brass, Zinc, Aluminium and CRCA / HR Steel.
The shapes that can be perforated are: Round, Square, Conical, Rectangular, Herringbone, Triangular, Hexagonal, Embossed and Diamond.