Louvres in Architecture

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the hall is the work of French architect Christian de Portzamparc. Swathed in a curtain of vertical louvres, from the outset, this was a structure designed to perform and impress. " by Wallpaper Design.
I am doing a market design in Philippine which consist an area of 26,000sqm/280,000sqft built up area. It is roughly around 70 4000sqft bungalows. I introduced louvres into the market for shielding off the sun and rain for businesses to be available even in bad weather.
I am looking for architectural works that is relevant. The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the work of the master architects which uses louvres as exterior facade treatment. My boss stated we do not need louvres to cover up the building for decoration purposes. My statement~ we need to create a layer of grey area before entering the building, louvres can act as a layer of protection as well as the layer I intend to create. I think louvres is great.

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3 comments:

rrmiranda said...

Hi!
you can also consider to have 'perforated metal sheet' curtain walls. the material can be from stainless sheets and/or powdered coated sheets. these sheets can be formed in many ways; depending on the character/purpose you want to project...i hope this gives you an idea.

Young said...

Thanks for your advise~! I had raised a thread in pushpull forum as well...
http://www.pushpullbar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1580

Young said...

Perforated metal sheet is great but I don't think they can afford that....it is more to a low cost market kind of like Thailand Chatuchat feel, yet much advanced from that in a sense of ventilation and area spacing.

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