Planted residential façade created using Marlon CST
- Structural durability
- Light Transmission
- UV Protection
This project was intended to give a ‘green’ face to the home, through the use of planting. Marlon CST corrugated multiwall polycarbonate was used to create the façade. Marlon CST was particularly specified to allow sunlight to penetrate to the plants and house, while providing protection from harmful UV rays.
The clear polycarbonate screen still allows for the plants to be seen, in the daylight and with artificial light in the night. Parts of the screen will slide open to allow clear views out, allowing sunlight to penetrate fully into the bedrooms when desired, but provide privacy when closed.
A requirement which was met by using this particular polycarbonate corrugated sheet, was the structural durability. Since it will be held against plants, the sheet will need to uphold any robust movement from the plants and weather.
The aim of this project was met by combining the planting façade with Marlon CST, maximising day-lighting, ventilation, views out, energy efficiency and thermal comfort. The architect stated that having chosen Marlon CST “…it reduces its visible ‘bulky nature’, it pulls the front elevation further back from the lane, reduces it in height and significantly minimises its visual impact from Janson’s Road.”
This residential property on Janson’s Road, London won 1st place in the Architecture & Construction category of the iAwards 2021.