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Expressive Polycarbonate: Creating Colored Translucent Facades

1 month ago   |   By Arch Daily

Tetris Hotel / MVRDV. Image © Ossip van Duivenbode, Rodeca Systems b.v. Courtesy of Rodeca
Polycarbonate has become an alluring alternative to glass in facades, as it has different levels of translucency and can provide optimal transmission and diffusion of light. Moreover, it is light, flexible, recyclable, durable, resistant to impact, and includes UV protection, in addition to resisting temperatures between -40°C and 115°C. But beyond its functional properties, this thermoplastic also provides wide-ranging aesthetic opportunities, allowing architects to create unusually dynamic and...
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