As we move to higher density living, we’re seeing an increase in the number of multi-storey, multi-use buildings being designed. These buildings commonly incorporate ground-floor retail offerings, below various levels of commercial spaces, followed by floors housing apartments.
In these situations, the façade will change significantly across the levels, from the ground floor shop fronts through to residential windows and doors, often combined with large areas of glazing that span numerous floors.
“It is in these situations in particular that we realised there was a need for an integrated system that could be used across various applications,” Altus’ Lance Dunning says. “What we’ve come up with is a solution designed in an integrated way, from which three individual platforms exist that can be used seamlessly in conjunction with one another.”