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Fanciful Futuristic Facades

This Renovation Project has a Sun-Protecting Perforated Metal Shield

— July 17, 2013 — Eco
Spanish architecture firm Herreros Arquitectos revamped communication company Hispasat’s headquarters by putting in place an enormous perforated aluminum shield that surrounds the entirety of the existing establishment. Herreros Arquitectos fabricated this futuristic facade in order to meet Hispasat’s internal problem of rising temperatures and solar radiation. The creative cutouts cleverly address this concern in conjunction with a number glass sheets of differing opacity and color. These combined elements work together to adapt to varying lighting and atmospheric conditions that could occur in the area. This results in an aesthetic and more comfortable work environment and internal temperature for employees.

This space age-inspired renovation project is also reflective of the re-branding efforts being made by Herreros, bringing them from the 1970s to infinity and beyond.
Trend Themes
1. Perforated Metal Facades - The use of perforated metal shields in architecture opens up opportunities for buildings to address climate and temperature control more creatively and sustainably.
2. Adaptive Building Elements - Combining glass sheets of differing opacity and color with other architectural elements allows buildings to adapt to varying lighting and atmospheric conditions, improving comfort and energy efficiency.
3. Futuristic Renovation Projects - Designing renovation projects with futuristic aesthetics not only offers a fresh look but also aligns with re-branding efforts, giving buildings a modern and forward-thinking identity.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the use of perforated metal facades and adaptive building elements to create innovative and sustainable designs.
2. Construction - Construction industry professionals can leverage the trend of futuristic renovation projects to offer unique and modern refurbishment solutions to clients.
3. Solar Energy - The integration of perforated metal shields and adaptive building elements in architecture presents opportunities for the solar energy industry to collaborate on sustainable building designs.
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