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Aluminium Mashrabiya

Aluminium Mashrabiya

Cultural beauty is maintained through simple or complicated designed fretwork called mashrabiyas. These structures provide good ventilation and works as a good natural air conditioner in case of power failures. Due to their design patterns they are resistant to high temperatures, therefore, they can be used anywhere.
These structures are ideal for interior designing a good office or home. Architects are able to provide a cooling and unique touch to any space using these features. Shading reflected from the Mashrabiya window patterns and jaili look extremely beautiful and unique.
Business or recreation places choose Mashrabiya screens or double façades to impart a sense of vibrancy and opulence to their visitors.
They also provide a source of natural light and also privacy
Social gatherings and events are enjoyed with help of Mashrabiya structures as well.

 

One thing that you can spot at any Arabic residence is a mashrabiya. A window screen made of timber, the traditional Arabic architecture has mashrabiya as a part of it, used both in the interior and exterior part of the house. One can rarely find mashrabiyas in rural areas, while mashrabiyas are abundantly found in urban areas. It had the strong root of an Arabic meaning a place for drinking. Cultural beauty is maintained through simple or complicated designed fretwork called mashrabiyas. These structures provide good ventilation and works as a good natural air conditioner in case of power failures.

 

History of Mashrabiya

 

The etymology of mashrabiya begins back in the 12th century at the capital of Iraq. Mashrabiyas that can be spotted at Arabic countries were built during the 1850s until mid-1900, but there are mashrabiyas with deep legacy. The existing example of an ancient household with mashrabiya is Beet El Razzaz at Cairo, Egypt. History had it that mashrabiyas were knocked down for renovation purposes in the Arabian area at the 1900s. Even though things were different at Baghdad where some people were disturbed because of the demolition and began to safeguard them. 

 

Mashrabiya’s Strength to Withstand Desert Climate

 

Mashrabiya has close connections with the harsh desert climate, and that’s the reason why mashrabiya is utilised the most. Arabic countries have intense heat and severe aridity. This problem demands a more smart solution to sustain life and exist. People tired of the heat from the desert and brought many solutions to resist the heat. One method was that heavy walls were used because people thought that through this way, the heat would lessen. 

 

Even though these walls were effective in reducing the heat since the walls absorbed cold temperature at night. But the problem with this technique is that the walls had tiny ventilation holes which resulted in dimly lit home. With mashrabiya, the problem was solved to a great extent by letting in enough light and prevented heat seeping in through the wall opening. With more of aesthetic charm, mashrabiyas provide sufficient gust of air into the room. 

 

Benefits of Mashrabiya

 

Being an indispensable part of Arabian culture, one great thing about mashrabiya is that it gives much needed private space to someone. One need not have to worry about being caught while staring individuals on the street. Normally people of such areas didn’t sleep in a particular room but instead opt for places that are cool enough to have a good night’s sleep. And people relied on mashrabiya to separate the spaces where they sleep. Due to their design patterns they are resistant to high temperatures, therefore, they can be used anywhere. Some people even used to keep water jars near the window so that air turns cold while it goes above the jar. 

 

These structures are ideal for interior designing a good office or home. Architects are able to provide a cooling and unique touch to any space using these features. Shading reflected from the mashrabiya window patterns and jaili look extremely beautiful and unique. Business or recreation places choose aluminium mashrabiya screens or double facades to impart a sense of vibrancy and opulence to their visitors.

They also provide a source of natural light and also privacy

Social gatherings and events are enjoyed with help of mashrabiya structures as well.

 

At Rainbow Aluminium we prepare intricate design aluminium mashrabiyas by laser cutting designs on aluminium or steel sheets and then welding or bolting them to frame structures which will be put together to form a larger screen.

Once again the choice of colors are endless with RAL series , anodized or Wood effects to choose from.

 

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