Architectural | creates the feelings for the city

What kind of architecture is needed for the development of future cities?

Is it a towering landmark building with complex structure and multi-dimensional shapes, or a combination of Gothic architecture and modernism in the sci-fi movie “Metropolis” skyscraper cluster, or a high-priced and beautiful 3D glass curtain wall building.


Glasses-free 3D glass

It is undeniable that the glass curtain wall in the future is indispensable for the existence of high-tech and cool, but whether it can be popularized is a question worth pondering.

The ever-changing designs of architects are not limited to just one thought. In creating the composition of energy-saving glass, designers have inspired people’s bold ideas for multi-dimensional urban architecture.

For the future, glass buildings will gradually become intelligent, technological, and sustainable, and the emergence of energy-saving glass has changed this situation.

Energy-saving glass has strong permeability, energy-saving and electricity-saving, low cost and easy installation. And the stylish and beautiful design can not only bring the experience of art and beauty, but also provide energy-saving, green and environmental-friendly solutions.


ALTOP energy-saving glass

Architecture casts the feelings of the city!

When it comes to going north to a vast city, the first impression is that the pictures of high-rise buildings are deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.

The symbol of a city is often the city’s architecture, environment, and feelings, which make people feel emotional.


Egyptian Pyramids

Potala Palace, Tibet

When you mention Egyptian architecture, you think of Egyptian pyramids, with an ancient and mysterious atmosphere!

When you think of Tibetan architecture, you will think of the Potala Palace in Tibet, a complex of palace-style buildings, majestic!

A city, a feeling | Independent architecture is the belief of this city, and it is also the spiritual sustenance of people in this city. The connection of each brick and tile bears the development and changes of the city, and is the emotion that people yearn for the city.

“Buildings can be read”, let people walk into the city, let people walk into the history of the city, and touch the cultural imprint of the city. Let the buildings of different periods be like unfolded pages, and people walk in it, just like in a historical picture scroll. Wandel

Application fields of energy-saving glass curtain wall


Taipei 101 Building

The 508-meter-tall Taipei 101 building has been announced to apply for the world green glass building environmental protection standard “Lead Platinum” certification. The entire floor integrates garbage recycling, water and electricity saving, and lighting equipment, which can save 3.3 million kilowatt-hours a year. Electricity, 50% less water consumption than before.

The building is divided into zones to measure air quality, monitor humidity, increase green areas, etc. Building 101 will also adopt neighborhood parks to reduce the heat island effect and increase its contribution to the environment. In general, 101 invested a lot of manpower and material resources to apply for Lead Platinum certification in order to provide the best energy-saving glass quality with the lowest energy consumption in the building’s use of space.

30 St. Mary Axe/Swiss Re Building

Lord Norman Foster designed the building into a spiral shape like a bullet. Using multiple energy-saving technologies, the surface of the building is made of double-layer low-reflective energy-saving curtain wall glass as the exterior field, with an electric glass shutter system, which draws fresh air into the building from the spiral patio, forming natural indoor ventilation, and minimizing the need for artificial cooling and heating. Dependence.

 The spiral light well maximizes the efficiency of natural lighting and controls the use of artificial lighting, so that sufficient light and vision can be obtained in the depth of the building. It can effectively reduce overheated sunlight and save 50% of energy compared to similar high-end air-conditioned office buildings.

 The principle of energy-saving curtain wall

The outer circulation double-layer curtain wall system is generally a glass curtain wall composed of single-layer glass or laminated glass and non-heat-insulating profiles, and the inner layer is a curtain wall composed of insulating glass and heat-insulating profiles. Both ends of the ventilation layer formed by the inner and outer curtain walls are equipped with air inlet and exhaust devices, and sunshading devices such as louvers can also be installed in the passage.

In winter, close the intake and exhaust ports at both ends of the ventilation layer, and the temperature of the air in the ventilation layer rises under the sunlight, forming a greenhouse, which effectively increases the temperature of the inner glass and reduces the heating cost of the building.

In summer, open the air intake and exhaust vents of the ventilation layer, and the air temperature of the ventilation layer rises naturally under the sunlight, forming a bottom-up air flow. Due to the “chimney effect”, the heat in the channel is taken away and reduced The temperature of the inner glass surface reduces cooling costs.


Schematic diagram of outer circulation energy saving

 In principle, the outer layer of the internal circulation double-layer curtain wall system is completely enclosed. Generally, the outer glass curtain wall is composed of heat-insulating profiles and insulating glass. The inner layer is generally a glass curtain wall composed of a single layer of glass or a window that can be opened to facilitate the outer layer. The curtain wall is cleaned. The ventilation layer between the two curtain walls is generally 100-200 mm.

The ventilation layer is connected to the air duct of the HVAC system set on the ceiling to form a bottom-up forced air circulation. The indoor air enters the ventilation layer through the vents at the lower part of the inner glass, so that the temperature of the inner curtain wall glass reaches or approaches Room temperature.

Thereby forming superior temperature conditions, achieving the purpose of delivering fresh air from the ventilation layer to the room, thereby optimizing the ventilation quality of the building. Adjustable shutters or curtains are set in the passage, which can effectively adjust the sun shading and create a more comfortable environment for the interior.


Schematic diagram of internal circulation energy saving

The pace of time change is advancing in the passionate city “feelings”. AOTOP advocates technology, environmental protection, and low carbon, advocates the creation of green glass buildings, and closely integrates the development concept of “green, energy-saving, practical, economical and beautiful” with the curtain wall. Actively create a new future for energy-saving glass curtain walls.

Post time: Jun-03-2021
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