Figure 7, summarizes the analysis of thermal comfort impacts of the solar screen
on the indoor thermal conditions.
In addition to offering energy savings, solar screen
reduces glare and fading and offers daytime privacy.
The solar screen
of laminated glass is etched in a pattern of vertical strips on the outer face and ceramic frit on the outward-facing surface of the inner laminate, with a grid of small squares on the same horizontal module as the etched strips.
The type of glass selected not only protects against explosions but also acts as a solar screen
to block out the desert sun and keep the interior of the building cool.
The building's facade perforations serve as a solar screen
, letting in high levels of light, air and views through to the interior occupants.
In different lighting conditions, the stainless-steel mesh acts as a scintillating, solar screen
. Perrault enjoys experimenting with materials and the layering of facades, describing the mesh as a contemporary form of bambou, in its resemblance to the woven bamboo sunshades characteristic of the Caribbean (notwithstanding the obvious regional differences between the tropics and the Tyrol).