A building’s envelope is the final realization of the design, and a huge factor in how successful it is as an environment, for work or leisure. The envelope is the building’s outer skin and its connection to the city – it must make sense in both roles at once. Archizi has decades of experience designing building envelopes that set new standards.
Our cities are becoming more dense. They struggle with growing heat and pollution. That’s why building envelope design requires us to consider every element together, from a building’s position, to its use, the proposed materials and client’s operational goals. We then explore ways a building’s external envelope can provide natural ventilation, with facades that prevent energy input while also contributing usefully to its active energy requirements. It’s a balancing act, a design challenge and always an opportunity to achieve something new and innovative.