External blinds become a sort of “second skin” for the façade: they are controlled by light sensors which lower the blind covering the entire glass wall. This avoids sun radiations to heat up the glass and the interior rooms. Micro-perforated fabrics enable the façade to “breathe”, and the outside view is not wasted.
This choice has become a distinctive feature for many architects, such as Renzo Piano. Blinds can have cassette or carter which can become string courses, or they can be put in the architecture, so to disappear once the blind is rolled up.
Aluminum is another very popular material for solar protection. Lamella sunblind - or sunblind shatters - shields the windows of many buildings, especially of hospitals and schools. Here, they shade and darken. 88 millimeters’ lamellas have a gasket which makes the closure among lamellas hermetic to the light. Blinds can be manually controlled from the inside, or they can be motor-powered singularly or in pairs. Directable lamella systems enable to have the proper internal lightening without blocking the outside view.
The venetian blind is a solar shading with a minimalist style and high functionality, used above all in working environments and capable of controlling solar radiation and reducing the thermal load, guaranteeing thermal and lighting comfort. The range of colors of the venetian blinds is really wide and goes from standard and pastel colors to the more particular fluo and metallic effects, moreover the customer has the possibility to choose aluminum, microperforated aluminum and wood slats.