The exposed frame glass curtain wall is the glass curtain wall with an aluminum profile frame exposed at its outer surface, and the glass panels are fully embedded in the grooves. The aluminum profiles act as the skeleton frame and provide support to the glass.
The exposed frame is the most traditional glass curtain wall with a wide range of usages and reliable performance. It is easier to be installed during construction as compared to the hidden frame glass curtain wall.
Style2: Hidden Frame Glass Curtain Wall
The metal frame of the curtain wall is hidden at the back of the glass. The glass and the aluminum frame are bonded with silicone structural sealant, which is the primary support for the curtain wall. This allows better appearance but requires higher installation skills.
Case 1: Hotel and Cottage
Make an aluminum curtain wall on the first floor and work with the front door.
The whole face wall will be strong, and the aluminum curtain wall on the first floor is popular for hotels and cottages near the sea, as our project in Maldives and Hawaii.
Case 2: Shopping Mall
Aluminum Curtain walls are the most popular options for shopping malls, hotels, luxury residential and commercial projects.
As the photo shows, this is our project in America, 1st floor is for the supermarket, and the 2nd ~3rd floor are for the garage and gymnasium.
Case 3: Airport
An aluminum curtain wall with a steel structure is a popular combination for the airport and places requiring longer periods of stability. In this project case, we choose more quality glass: 6 LOWE+0.78PVB+6 LOW E+12A+6 Laminated glass because the triple glass will make them stronger and 0.78PVB Prevent glass from breaking under the high temperature.
How to choose the aluminum curtain wall for your project?
At first, depending on your building height, choose the right dimension as the first step.
Like the designs showed, 60X110 is for the first floor only and Economic glass.
This is our Shanghai project case photo for aluminum curtain walls with an aluminum front door for the exit of one shopping mall.
Big size is normally for high building; as design 70X180 will be for over 30 meters height can cover 7 floors and more.