Architects are constantly seeking the opportunity to experiment with shapes and textures to create unique designs. Screening is increasingly being favoured by top designers as a sophisticated and contemporary medium of expression, with a vast range of colours, materials and styles on offer.

Acculine Architectural Systems has selected three of the best interior and exterior screening options currently available in the market.

Ventilation louvres

Ventilation louvres are required to allow a certain amount of ventilation to meet regulations. Typically used in applications at car parks and mechanical plants, ventilation louvres demand aesthetics as an important design component because they are often used in highly conspicuous places.

Similar to facades, ventilation louvres double as a fall protection system, ensuring safety by protecting visitors and employees from workplace accidents. In addition to their functional role of ensuring the required level of airflow to prevent mechanical equipment from overheating, this screening product is also important from an occupational health and safety point of view.

Interior screening for lobbies, foyers and atriums

Interior screening is installed on building interiors to add texture to space, create zones and demarcate areas for their intended uses. Used for features such as ceilings, walls, bulkheads and dividing screens, this screening is often used to modernise spaces with a unique architectural style.

Interior screening not only adds aesthetic interest to interiors, but also has practical applications for dividing and defining spaces. Interior screening is also used to create unique 3D feature walls for serious design impact whilst combining its own structural element. When designed to complement the outdoor features of the building, interior screening helps create a seamless transition from the outside in.

Visual screening

Often installed to minimise the unsightly features of building exteriors, visual screening mainly aims to make the building look more consistent and aesthetically pleasing. Visual screening is commonly used for plant screens and car parks, or as privacy screening on apartments and townhouses.

Visual screening is also frequently used in medium or high-density housing developments to offer enhanced privacy to the residents. This type of screening is popular with architects and designers because they provide a way of concealing the necessary yet ugly features that are prominent on building exteriors.