ApplicationsResidential, Industrial, Hospitality, Educational, Institutional
CharacteristicsHigh resistance to environmental elements, ease of assembly, low fabrication cost, structurally strong, customisable design patterns, high acoustic performance, aesthetically appealing
Material Used: Aluminum 2mm (Perforated Metal Screens)
Coating: Clear Anodizing
Area: 2500 sq.m.
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarath, India
In the Balaji Agora Mall, Diamond Metal Screens' perforated panels were installed as a second skin facade over a primary layer of ACP panels. This was done to prevent the rain water & dust from entering the facility. The additional advantage of such an arrangement is to render a modern aesthetic to the building.
While this project featured only external applications, perforated metal screens can also be specified as interior design elements to create see-through partitions or sound-absorbing surfaces. From lightweight decorative elements to load-bearing structural components, perforated metal offers unique opportunities to combine strength, functionality and beauty in indoor and outdoor applications.
Additionally, Diamond Metal Screens' perforated facades enable interior spaces to benefit from natural light, filtered in such a way that it reduces the glare of direct sunlight and resulting in an environment that is conducive to relaxation and working. Whether used internally or externally, perforations create a dialogue between space, obscuring or inviting views as required and keeping temperature and brightness at a pleasant and practical level. Shade and privacy will continue to be the key practical purposes of perforations, but the potential applications are greater than ever.
The frames use galvanised steel to prevent rust while a thoughfully designed facade system ensures ease of assembly on-site and hassle-free maintenance.
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.