A building’s envelope, which includes the walls, windows and roof, is like the human skin forming the primary barrier between the interior and exterior environments. Skyscrapers have been around for many decades and are just getting higher, but in due course our awareness has evolved and our perception of tall buildings has changed radically. With envelope technologies accounting for approximately 30% of the primary energy consumed in residential and commercial buildings,

it plays a key role in determining
levels of comfort, natural lighting, ventilation
and how much energy is required to heat and
cool a building. Over time, technological
advancements, ever-increasing building
heights, and society’s growing environmental
consciousness have driven exciting new
developments in the design and construction
of sustainable architecture that not only covers
the building from the outside but serves many
essential and surprising roles.

Aluminum Construction Group is at the forefront of international research and development, constantly investing and seeking new and improved envelope technologies to enhance life and productivity behind building façades and responding to architectural needs, sometimes even educating the market with its new and smart solutions.


The elegance of glass covered towers is reflected in the growing number of such buildings in city centers. But the use of traditional screen walls resulted in numerous problems for the occupants: thermal discomfort, lack of breathable fresh air, acoustic discomfort, decreased cognitive function, visual discomfort and additional negative effects.


The growing need for energy has led to harmful consequences as a result of the extensive use of fossil fuels. Despite the growth in the use of sustainable energy sources, such as wind turbines, solar panels on roofs and other solutions, the delivery of energy to city centers is as expensive as it is wasteful. And instead of using up the limited areas on skyscraper rooftops to generate energy, why not utilize their façades?


Since a tower’s façade is also its identity, and with the increase of iconic landmarks growing in city centers, architects and developers are searching for better and more advanced systems which can also be tailored to their exact requirements and vision.


Besides glass screen walls, architects are constantly pushing the envelope and seeking new materials and methods to enable their creations to stand out while providing the foundations for more healthier buildings.