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Building Facade Design Ideas With Pic Perf Panels

In the world of modern architecture, the façade plays a crucial role. It represents the face of a building, setting the tone for its character, style, and functionality.  Among the many materials available for facade design, perforated metal stands out for its durability, aesthetic appeal, versatility, and flexibility of design.

In the world of modern architecture, the façade plays a crucial role. It represents the face of a building, setting the tone for its character, style, and functionality. 

Among the many materials available for facade design, perforated metal stands out for its durability, aesthetic appeal, versatility, and flexibility of design. From car parks to staircases, office block or residential development – perforated metal facades offer fantastic design options that can transform ordinary buildings into architectural marvels.

Perforated metal, typically manufactured from powder coated steel, aluminium, stainless steel, or copper, is characterised by the pattern of holes punched in the surface. These perforations not only enhance the visual appeal of the facade but also serve functional purposes such as controlling light, ventilation, and privacy.

What Are Pic Perf Panels?

One of the fantastic design options for perforated metal facades is the use of “Pic perf” panels to create unique bespoke patterns providing an endless range of design options.

Pic perf panels are perforated metal panels where the hole size, shape, and density are controlled to create an overall pattern creating a stunning final image.

The image can be created from a photograph, or architects design which is processed through our bespoke software to create patterns giving a representation of the image in punched metal. These are programmed into CNC punching presses and brought to life with the production on the finished panels.

The Aesthetic & Functional Benefits of Pic Perf Panels

The punched panels can be enhanced with the addition of colour. Using powder coating or anodising, the perforated metal façade can be a canvas for artistic impression. Architects and designers can create custom perforation patterns to reflect the building’s purpose, and enhance the street scene. It can even turn a building into a work of art uplifting its occupants and their neighbours.

In addition to the aesthetic appeal there are also very practical benefits of a perforated metal façade. The panels can help energy efficiency by controlling solar heat gain, also the perforated screens can provide privacy without sacrificing views, allowing the enjoyment of the outdoors and still maintain comfort and security.

Building Façade Design Ideas with Pic Perf

Pictures

You could create images of city skylines, landmarks, or street scenes using Pic Perf panels to celebrate the local culture and identity of the area where the building is located.

Alternatively, you could include a picture of a person’s face or any other recognisable image that has relevance to the building.

Graphics

Adding abstract patterns or colours can create a visually striking and eye-catching façade. It could be used to represent the building/business to increase brand recognition or just simply to add visual interest.

Logos

Another great way to increase brand exposure and recognition is to include an image of your logo. Incorporating a logo with pic perf is a unique way to brand your company’s building.

Perforated Panels by EE Ingleton

EE Ingleton are a manufacturer of perforated metal panels based in the heart of Sheffield. We offer help and support to architects and designers in the production of Pic Perf panels. In addition to these bespoke panels, we also manufacture standard perforated panels for applications such as balustrades, staircase infill panels, cladding, and many more.

Perforated metal facades allow architects and designers to use their creativity and elevate the functional and aesthetic features of their buildings. By embracing the innovative potential of perforated metal panel designs, architects can create visually stunning facades whilst enhancing user comfort and sustainability.

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