LEAF Structures specialises in designing and engineering lightweight engineered architectural features – usually a facade, skylight, atrium or canopy.  

From the architectural brief, LEAF works on concept development through to design, implementation and maintenance, to create the bespoke, functional and attractive structures envisioned.  

As a design build company, creating spaces that people enjoy is a big objective for the company. 

Balancing heat and light 

Letting in the correct balance of heat and natural light into a space can greatly enhance the interior spaces and the experience of the people using them. When looking at these feature elements, the company pays special attention at how to best blur the lines between inside and outside spaces.  

Firmenich, glass facade. 

Optimising the geometry of the structure and cladding together is fundamental in creating transparent features, pushing the boundaries of frameless glass.  

The engineering behind the beauty 

  • To lighten the structure, larger glass panels are often used in conjunction with carefully placed point supports. 
  • When engineering the glass, each unique panel is checked, using non-linear finite element analysis to determine the glass make-up and optimal location of each point support.  
  • Using the sleek clean point support system creates perfect connection details between the glass and the structure of the feature element. 

The combination of small point support fittings, narrow silicone joints and a lightweight structure creates the ultimate transparency between exterior and interior spaces.  

Issue: Blurring the lines between the inside and outside with frameless glass. 
Solution: Well designed and engineered glass fixings play an important part in creating spaces that let the outdoors in seamlessly. 

LEAF Structures: work with clients to make their glazing dreams a reality. Talk to them today. 

Tel: +27 11 462 5701 

Email: info@leafstructures.co.za  

Website: http://www.leafstructures.co.za/ 

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