One of the things that can make working indoors difficult, especially during the summer is the heat. Lots of countries have buildings that are designed to deal with the heat, but there are more and more new creations and advances in technology that work well to stop the building getting too warm, which is something especially noticeable in a city.
Brise soleil is one of these fantastic inventions that is available from places like Aluminium Systems – here is a brief guide to how brise soleil works…
The use of horizontal and vertical blades to limit the amount of sunlight and heat that gets into a building is in actual fact not that new. It was an idea first used in the 1930s for the new skyscrapers and tall buildings of the time. They mainly prevent the midday sun from warming up the building, so when the sun is lower in the sky (and less intense) the light can still enter the building.
Particularly in buildings with lots of glass and windows, a hot sun constantly beaming in can quickly turn it into a sort of greenhouse and keeping the building cool can then become nigh on impossible.
In recent years the styles of Brise Soleil have changed according to different architectural styles, and many architects like to use it as a design feature as well as a useful way to reduce heat in the building. It works particularly well on the south facing side of a building as it is this part that gets the most sun.