FAÇADE FOCUS
Architect and Interiors India|April 2021
WITH EDDY ABOU KHALIL, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, COSENTINO

Why is choosing the correct façade so important?

Eddy Abou Khalil: A correct façade is one that suits the context and use of the building whilst being technically sound and aesthetically pleasing. Façade cladding has a direct impact on the lifespan and quality of a building.

Therefore, choosing the right material and appropriate fixing system will ensure longevity, energy efficiency, reduced load bearing on the building structure, noise reduction, cost efficiency and ease of maintenance.

While there is no one ideal façade cladding material, whatever the choice, it will have to check on five basic points: functionality, design flexibility, durability, sustainability and health and safety.

What can the right façade bring to the design elements of the project?

EAK: From a design point of view, facades define the unique architectural aesthetics of a project. Facades give buildings their identity and contributes to the view of a city. Many buildings become iconic because of their façades. Dubai’s Museum of the Future by Killa Design and Abu Dhabi’s Al Bahar Towers by Aedas Architects are some stand out examples of façade design that balances aesthetics with innovation, functionality and technical superiority.

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