Monday, July 6, 2015

ALTERNATIVE USES FOR REVIT CURTAIN WALLS

With Revit's Curtain Wall tool you can create lattices and partitions such as these.

As you well know, the Curtain Wall tool is designed to achieve conventional glazing and aluminum works such as seen in the following image:

Next we'll review the properties of each partition and lattice shown in the first image.


LASER-CUT WOOD LATTICE
Laser-cut wood lattice properties
The interesting bit about this partition is that a WALL is used instead of the typical glass or acrylic panel. Remember that any wall type can be used as "panel" in curtain walls. In this case, here are the properties of the wall named "Celosia de madera":
The material used is a dark wood and then a CUTOUT is added. The cutout is a negative image which provides a solid-void effect:


WOOD STUD FRAME

HORIZONTAL LOUVERS

SQUARED LATTICE

POST FENCE

TRIANGULAR DESIGN LATTICE

The following image shows the "panel" included in this lattice. It's a family made under the "Curtain Panel" category.

TIMBER FRAME AND SIDING WALL

The curtain panel is a basic wall made with a siding material, see the following:

And finally, here are a couple of samples done by combining some of the above systems:

7 comments:

  1. bookmarked!!, I love your blog!

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  2. Ótimo, consegui fazer. Obrigada

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  3. is it possible to place a curtain wall inside a stacked wall? (I mean as a layer)

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    1. I don't see the option of doing that in the stacked wall type properties. However after creating your stacked wall, you can right click the wall and hit "Break up". The selected stacked wall will breakup into its wall components and then you can change type to curtain wall of any components. Not very BIM-ish but I think it's the only way for now

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  4. is it possible to include a curtain wall as a layer in a stacked wall?

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