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Translucent, Breathable Facades: 8 Tips for Incorporating Metal Meshes into Your Building

In buildings where openness, brightness, and outward views are highly valued by the users of our projects, glass predominates as an exterior cladding in cities all around the world. This forces us to look for options that can manage the excess of solar radiation and maintain thermal comfort in all seasons, without obstructing the views or darkening the interior spaces.

Prefabricated metal meshes provide certain qualities and flexibility that can work well in conjunction with glass; here we present 8 tips to work with this material and take advantage of its potential.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum: LEED Gold Certified / wHY Architecture

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Grand Rapids, United States
  • Architects: wHY Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  125 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007