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Published on:Tuesday 03 October 2023
5 SQUARE, on the southern outskirts of Milan, is a social housing programme carried out by Studio Barreca & La Varra Architects and aiming to regenerate 5 disused buildings. The large legacy balconies have been converted into loggias, so solar protection was needed to control the light and heat insulation of the terraces, while offering attractive facades.
The architect called upon the blinds manufacturer Resstende Srl to search together for the best solution combining comfort and design. The 360 external blinds have been designed to beautify façades by making them look “alive: moving between a blind tilted outwards to another tilted inwards to create a small butterfly effect” explains the architect Gianandrea Barreca.
So Resstende offered blinds equipped with Mermet’s Satiné 5500 fabric for its outstanding solar protection properties:
The shade chosen (0207 white pearl) ideally matches the façade thanks to its perfect blending into the building.
Available in 52 shades and 4 widths ranging up to 320 cm, Mermet’s Satiné 5500 fabric is also distinguished by:
Mermet fabrics have now established themselves as THE ideal solution by guaranteeing an outstanding level of thermal performance combined with optimal visual comfort, while giving building façades a modern look.
© Carola Merello - Barreca & La Varra - Resstende Srl - Mermet SAS