When we are going to remodel a space, be it our home, commercial premises or office, one of the things that comes to mind at first glance is the design that we are going to take as a reference for the project. On the web, Instagram, Pinterest or any similar social network, we find spectacular references. These references are generally of modern and unique spaces, which immediately call our attention and serve as a starting point for what we want for ourselves.
Whether we have the end result we want in mind or not, we know that on an aesthetic level we need to choose the right products and materials for the area to be remodeled. What we see first every time we visit an open or closed space is that it has a good appearance, since this gives the property greater value. The design enters through the eyes, one could say.
But now, leaving aside the aesthetic part, what about the functionality of the selected design? This is a question that applies to the final products, materials, and assemblies that make up the project. Because although there are many design options on the market that ensure a pleasant aesthetic, not all of them meet the basic functionality requirements that give a space the required level of structural efficiency.
In this post, we are going to teach you about functional design applied to products made mainly of stainless steel, aluminum and glass. You will learn what you should consider when selecting a design to remodel your spaces. In this way, you will guarantee that it meets optimized structural requirements and without losing its desirable good looks and aesthetics. To get started, let’s get down to business and define functional design:
The functional design, seen from a general perspective, is about the set of good practices during the execution of a remodeling project. The main objective of these good practices is to avoid wasting space and resources. It seeks to guarantee that the redesigned space has characteristics that give it greater energy efficiency, optimized space distribution and the use of each installed element beyond decorative purposes.
Aesthetics play a secondary role in functional design, but it is important to clarify that it is not neglected. An optimized design for structural and engineering purposes will always have a high quality final appearance. What is sought with functional design is to avoid that by pursuing a certain aesthetic, the products used or the design in general are not efficient.
This efficiency to which we refer is generally linked to energy saving, hygiene and distribution and maximum use of spaces, among other factors. A building, home or office that does not have these design features is a poorly designed area. This in turn represents economic losses and at the same time does not offer the greatest comfort to the people who live there.
Functional design relies heavily on products made of high-quality materials. This is mainly due to the fact that these materials make it possible to add specific characteristics to the spaces where the manufactured elements are installed. Among these characteristics, thermal and acoustic insulation, the passage of natural light with protection from UV rays, resistance to impacts, and optimized air flow, among others, stand out. Materials such as stainless steel, aluminum alloys, glass, polycarbonate and the like, are ideal for manufacturing assemblies used in construction.
Open and closed spaces have three types of fundamental products: Doors, windows and roofs. Of course, the walls and the floor are also important on a structural level, but for our case, we will focus on the elements that are installed in or on the base structure. Selecting the appropriate doors, windows, facades, roofs or glass divisions have a significant impact on the thermal, energy and distribution properties of the space.
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