DEVELOPING LIGHTING AS PART OF AN INTEGRATED ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEM
For many works, Zahner will take on the lighting and other scopes of a project as part of the larger building envelope. This is in large part due to the advanced nature of many of the building systems developed with Zahner. The most efficient way to build complex architecture is through the use of complete, prefabricated assemblies.
For instance, on complex curving forms, Zahner manufactures and preassembles these parts in the company’s shop facility. These forms include not only the exterior rainscreen, but also the water barrier, insulation, electrical, lighting (and more). By integrating the lighting into the pre-assembled unit, the part will arrive on-site ready to install by a typical labor crew, and no speciality trades are required in the field.