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
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Material used: Galvanized steel 1mm thick
Coating: Powder coating
Area: 300 sq.m
Architect: Mr.Praveen Bavdekar, Thirspace Architecture Studio
These perforated panels were installed as a skin facade in the Lokmanya Bank on the southern & south eastern facades.
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.
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.
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.