LAUNCH OF SCHUECO PARAMETRIC FAÇADE SYSTEM OFFERS ARCHITECTS NEW LEVEL OF DESIGN FREEDOM The launch of Schueco’s Parametric Façade System by sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, offers architects a new level of dynamic design freedom. For the first time ever, geometrically complicated 3D façades can be designed as straightforward system solutions whose cost can be calculated with the certainty of a series product.
Like all Schueco systems, the Parametric Façade is highly insulated, with Uf values up to 0.5 W/m2K, and surface elements that can be transparent or opaque. Sunlight and shading, guided views and daylight optimisation can all be employed as active design factors. The system can also accommodate BIPV panels for solar energy generation.
Central to the Schueco Parametric solution is the continuous, closed digital process chain that operates in all phases of design, planning and fabrication. The result is that commonly encountered interface problems are eliminated and a uniform, consistent data model for every individual involved in the process is guaranteed.
Schueco parametric planning tools include a library of ‘intelligent’ façade modules for CAD programs that can be freely combined and incorporated into a parametric façade during the design phase.
Their use allows complex shapes to be progressively simplified, establishing rules and connections between individual design elements that can lead to extraordinary reductions in detailing time: for example, instead of the current norm of 24 hours per unit, use of SchüCAD Inventor slashes the per-unit time to a scarcely believable 8 minutes.
With the Parametric System, Schueco has made customer-specific, individualised mass production for free-form façades an affordable reality, combining in one package the economic benefits of industrial series production with clients’ desire for individual and exclusive products and solutions.
The system has won Schueco an Honourable Mention in the Red Dot Awards: Product Design 2015.
For further information on the Schueco Parametric Façade System, please email email@example.com or visit www.schueco.co.uk ENDS JUNE 2015
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Together with its worldwide network of partners, architects, specifiers and investors, Schüco creates sustainable building envelopes which focus on people and their needs in harmony with nature and technology. The highest demands for design, comfort and security can be met, whilst simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions through energy efficiency, thereby conserving natural resources. The company and its Metal and PVC-U divisions deliver tailored products for newbuilds and renovations, designed to meet individual user needs in all climate zones. With 4800 employees and 12,000 partner companies, Schüco is active in 78 countries and achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. For more information, visit www.schueco.co.uk