Custom façades with maximum transparency are where seele really shows its expertise. Glass structures offer superior views of the outside world. However, at the same time glass means solar gains. Shading is vital for all building envelopes in all climate zones. seele achieves aesthetic solutions for the functional needs of projects, whether in the form of printing, coatings, elaborate modular or double-skin façades or external shading options.
ISOshade® allows seele to combine its façade construction skills with its in-depth knowledge of building physics and materials plus solutions for redirecting the incoming light in a compact façade #madebyseele. seele façades with integral sunshading ensure top quality in series. ISOshade® fulfils all the requirements when it comes to specifications for high-performance, energy-efficient, double-skin façades with integral sunblinds. Compared with an external façade made from insulating glass and separate sunshading elements, ISOshade® offers more effective insulation against noise, lower heat losses and efficient protection against sunlight and glare.
ISOshade® consists of triple glazing plus a sunblind fitted in a cavity. The slim ISOshade® elements (min. 130mm thick) are ideal for densely built-up areas and at the same time enable smaller façades to benefit from all the advantages, too. An ISOshade® façade is tailored to the specific conditions of a project. seele provides a full range of services comprising design, fabrication, transport and erection. The glass itself (heat-strengthened, toughened safety or laminated safety glass), acoustic interlayer and solar control coatings are configured to match the performance brief.
The zero-maintenance pressure equalisation of ISOshade® is a crucial advantage. A specially developed pressure equalisation system regulates climate loads and pressure differences due to temperature fluctuations and minimises the moisture in the cavity. Desiccants fitted in the frame prevent condensation in the cavity. The simple construction enables seele to reduce the complexity of façades with integral sunblinds. Apart from the connections for the sunblind mechanism, no further pipes or cables are needed. A removable panel allows access to the sunblind for maintenance.
ISOshade® is therefore ideal for façades to office buildings, retail stores, museums and private homes. It can be integrated in mullion/transom or modular façades or built as structural glazing.
Annoying wind noise, inflexible anemometer settings and rigid daylight deflectors are now all a thing of the past with ISOshade®. The sunshading elements, installed in the cavity and thus protected against the weather, dust and dirt, shield against excessive solar gains depending on time of year and climate zone – and right at the window. ISOshade® allows optimum use of solar energy and so heating and cooling costs can be radically reduced.
Adjustable slats, semi-transparent UV-resistant fabrics or louvre blinds to redirect the incoming light are fitted depending on functional and aesthetic requirements. Comprehensive tests ensure the compatibility of the materials. In the top-end edition ISOshade® offers maximum use of daylight while redirecting it irrespective of the position of the sun into the furthest corners of a room for maximum interior comfort without glare. Integration in the building service systems is easily possible so that sunblinds can also be operated conveniently and individually via an app.