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The View from Inside: Tensile Facades and Windows

By June 21, 2018 No Comments

The View from Inside: Tensile Facades and WindowsAs one of the most dynamic architectural shading solutions available, tensile membrane facades have extensive benefits for a building’s exterior – like improved aesthetic appeal, opportunities for creative lighting design, and enhanced energy efficiency.  Those benefits continue to impress as you step inside a building that’s been upgraded with a tensile facade.  Take a look at how tensile facades add to the interior of a commercial property.

Reducing Glare without Blinds

Regardless of whether you’re in an office setting, hospital, or university, window seats are often the most coveted.  Who doesn’t like to give their eyes a break while watching the world pass outside?  However, as the morning or afternoon sun streaks through the windows, blinding glare becomes a very real issue.

For years, the solution has been to install unsightly blinds or curtains that block the sun’s glare and its heat-inducing rays.  With tensile facades, sun glare becomes an issue of the past – making the interior more comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Maintaining Daylight

It seems that more studies come out each year discussing the relationship between natural light and human health.  When considering ways to boost productivity or improve employees’ wellbeing, it may be time to look at your options for bringing more daylight into your space.

Tensile facades block glare and solar heat gain, while allowing natural diffused light to pour in.  Consider this – a study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that employees who have a robust dose of circadian-effective light experience better sleep, lowered levels of depression, and reduced stress levels.  Imagine the impact it could have for your team!

Protecting Visual Transparency

Windows connect us to the outside world despite spending so much of our time indoors.  As American workdays get longer and screen-time continues to become our predominant view, our ability to take a break and look outside becomes increasingly important.

Whether you’re looking after your employees’ wellbeing or concerned about the stunning panorama from your corner office, tensile facades give you all the functional benefits of blinds or curtains without ever disrupting the view.  In other words, you’ll be able to maintain visual transparency from inside your building while blocking all the harmful UV rays outside.

Are Tensile Facades Right for Your Project?

In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects.  Our expertise with tensile facade systems and tension structures supports architects, designers, general contractors, and building owners in their efforts to bring custom tensile membrane projects to life.

Explore the options for your next project by calling 800-422-6827.