Increasing urbanisation has meant an upturn in the construction of high-rise and tall buildings, with an aim to restore confidence in city centre living for the growing and working population.
Designed by leading architects and specifiers as multi-purpose buildings, new developments can create a sense of community, while also promoting the larger community around the building with pedestrian street traffic and transport hubs that benefits local businesses.
But one significant consequence for homeowners choosing this location and living style is the exposure to high levels of noise pollution through the day and night, that can have a significant impact on quality of life and well-being.
Reynaers has launched a new variant of its Masterline window series, which has been developed as a noise-reducing solution, allowing architects to appease aspiring city-living homeowners to still open a window and create a fresh indoor living experience.
SoftTone® is the result of the partnership between Arup – who developed SAFE (sound attenuating façade element) technology, and Reynaers. The result is a sustainable architectural solution for natural cooling and ventilation in urban environments
The parallel opening window units allow maximal ventilation and cooling, the SoftTone® components inside the window filter out the noise. This results in a fresh, healthy and relax working and living experience, even in the middle of a vibrant city.
|Min. visible width frame: outward opening ||20 mm |
|Min. visible width frame-vent: outward opening ||144 mm |
|Min. visible width T-profile ||47 mm |
|Max. height vent ||2600 mm |
|Max. width vent ||1700 mm |
|Overall system depth frame ||237 mm |
|Overall system depth vent ||161 mm |
|Rebate height ||27 mm |
|Min. glass thickness ||4 mm |
|Max. glass thickness ||54 mm |
|Max. sash weight ||200 kg |
|Glazing method ||Dry glazing with EPDM or neutral silicone |
You can find the BIM models for this product here.