Face is the index of the mind which can be an applied to elevation of an house. It is the face of an house and defines the personality of the inhabitant. Many think that designing elevation for an house is purely optional or just for people with deep pockets. But that kind of thinking is entirely misguided. Every elevation should satisfy not only the need of giving a personality to the house but also serve an need for the house.
This shows that the elevation design part of the architecture can never be classified into needless and just aesthetic. Every good elevation design satisfies a function for the building. If the design doesn’t satisfy any function it is nothing but an useless aesthetic spandrel with no function. It also affects the serviceability and sustainability of the building.
SYNERGY OF AESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL VALUE
The principal aspect of architecture is the aesthetic of a building. The aesthetic of a building is a combined harmonious effect of the building’s shape, size, texture, color, balance, unity, movement and an emphasis on even more minor aspects in architecture. The elevation design not only has aesthetic value, it can incorporate significant functional and utility value to the building.
Let us take the example of perforated wall and demonstrate the combined usefulness of aesthetic and functional values in elevation design.
One cannot deny the potential aesthetic benefit of perforated sheet metal. Perforated metal offers a unique and modern aesthetic to any building due to the endless options in hole shape, size, geometric pattern, and vast array of finishes that it offers.
This versatile option allows for a customized look while letting in light and giving the illusion of more space in an area as well.
Since it is easily bent and easy to configure to whatever design is needed, perforated sheet metal can be used as a decorative and/or structural component in buildings.
The structural advantages of perforated metal give architects and designers many ways to be creative and explore the vast range of applications of perforated metal, whether as sunscreens that can control the lighting in patios and other outdoor common areas, or as column covers, railing infills and much more. Using perforated metal in design work is as common as using it for its structural abilities
The standard 60-degree staggered pattern is the most popular hole arrangement you’ll find due to its maximized structural retention of the original sheet and the wide range of open areas it provides. A perforated metal panel is also durable and able to withstand harsh weather elements. If the perforated metal panel needs to bear a great weight, use of a stronger metal such as galvanized or stainless steel is recommended.
Perforated metal is a great “green” material for construction and design due to how easy it is to recycle (depending on the material) and its ability to reduce energy when in use. It promotes sustainability and invites creative design that furthers attempts to make it even more eco-friendly and efficient.
By balancing ventilation along with light, perforated metal can allow those working with it to be able to manage interior heat that builds up from the sun. Deflecting heat means you use less energy and maintain a more consistent interior temperature. The perforations bring in light, making less energy inside needs to be used as well.
When you have walls of perforated metal, you get the privacy you need with the natural light you want in a space. It is the perfect solution to creating a space that does not feel claustrophobic but still shields the area from elements.
Perforated metal can be easily customized to allow the right amount of light to come in while effectively keeping oneself out of view, a reason why it is highly desirable for hotel balconies and other semi-private spaces.