Perforated kinetic facade, also known as a wind chime facade, is composed of regularly arranged moving panels. The design principle of a wind chime facade is to simulate the effect of wind blowing using dynamic wind forces. Its structure is relatively simple, usually using stainless steel cables to link the metal moving panels, fixing one side of the panels and allowing movement only in one direction. This allows the wall to dance in the air with the wind, appearing light, agile, and flowing naturally. In the field of architecture, wind chime facades are mainly used for building facades, landscape walls, interior walls, etc.
The decorative effect of perforated kinetic facade is often related to material shape, material texture, size specifications, installation structure, and layout. Next, let's take a look at the relevant design points together!
With the improvement of technology, the shapes of perforated kinetic facades are becoming more and more diverse. Mainstream shapes on the market include: rectangle, triangle, hexagon, diamond, circle, irregular, etc. The shape of the perforated kinetic facades can be determined based on factors such as architectural design style, wind-driven effect, lighting design, construction technology, and cost.
Rectangular perforated kinetic panels
Triangular perforated kinetic panels
Hexagonal perforated kinetic panels
Rhombus perforated kinetic panels
Round perforated kinetic panels
Shaped metal perforated kinetic panels
Metal materials are the most suitable for perforated kinetic facades. The strong reflectivity and unique metallic luster will make the perforated kinetic facades more stunning. Common metal materials include perforated kinetic stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, as well as non-metal materials such as PET, PC, and acrylic for selection. Clients can choose the right material based on design style, material performance, and cost. For example, if you want to use copper perforated kinetic facades, consider the cost when using them on a large scale.
Stainless steel perforated kinetic facade
Aluminium perforated kinetic facade
Copper perforated kinetic facade
PET perforated kinetic panels
PC perforated kinetic panels
Acrylic perforated kinetic panels
Among the commonly used wind-driven panel layout methods, they can generally be divided into parallel, staggered, overlapping, and hollow styles. The texture and moving effect produced will also vary greatly. You can also choose between horizontal and vertical moving directions.
In the selection of layout methods and moving directions, each panel on the facade is regular and uniform. To not affect the overall visual effect, usually only one type of layout is used and not two or more types.
Parallel perforated kinetic facade
Staggered perforated kinetic facade
Overlapping perforated kinetic facade
Hollow perforated kinetic panels
Horizontal movement perforated kinetic panels
Vertical movement perforated kinetic panels
The selection of installation structure mainly refers to the installation and fixing methods of perforated kinetic sheets (panels), accessories, and keels. There are usually keel mountings, back plate mountings, and hanging mountings. Clients can choose the mounting structure according to the desired kinetic effect.
Back plate mounting
The installation of perforated kinetic facade includes wind moving piece, panel, hollow long tube, limit sleeve, convex part, vertical keel, insert core, sealing glue, connecting seat, through connecting bolt, connecting piece, erection plate, fixing piece, limit through tube, limit groove, fixing groove, gasket, etc.
Before construction, we should make sure that the construction environment meets the standard requirements, check whether the construction materials are intact, whether the tools are well prepared, and whether the construction personnel do a good job of technical briefing.
According to the design drawings and on-site measurements, determine the installation size and position of the keel frame, fix it with the wall or curtain wall post through the connectors, and check whether the installation is safe and firm.
According to the design drawings and positioning points of the fasteners, the stainless steel cable will be installed and fixed to the keel frame with the cable fasteners.
The sleeve at the top of the kinetic panels is socketed on the mandrel, there are screws at both ends of the mandrel, and there is a steel cable hole at its root to ensure that the axis of the steel cable hole is perpendicular to the axis of the mandrel, and there is a fastening washer on the screw, and there is a fastening nut rotated at the outer end of the screw, and there is also a cover plate attached to the mandrel, and there is a bayonet at both ends of the cover plate, and the bayonet is installed in a position corresponding to the position of the steel cable hole.
After each installation of a kinetic panel, need to manually check its flexibility, the core and stainless steel cable is vertical, etc., to be fully installed after the completion of the construction site.
Installation material inspection
Frame and cable installation
Assembling and checking kinetic panels
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