Profiled metal trays for the facade support in a residential block (017)
Profiled metal trays, so common in industrial buildings, find a new use in this residential complex in Guadalajara, Spain. Even with great appreciation of the cleverness and simplicity of the solution, we cannot fail to mention problems such as the thermal bridges that occur through the metallic ribs, the lack of steam permeability, or the compositional limitations derived from the tray width.The thermal bridges are easily resolvable with additional insulation. The placement of this new insulation forces a steam barrier in the inner side to avoid interstitial condensation between the metal sheet and this insulation. Compositional limitations are more difficult to remedy, we have to consider those limitations while designing.Innovation has its risks. From here we want to honour all those risky initiatives that arise from detecting a need and trying to give it an answer.