10 Gresham Street

We developed the vertical pivoting slats for 10 Gresham Street in London in collaboration with architects Foster + Partners.


The traditional Venetian blind, with its excellent daylight control characteristics, inspired the solution. Extruded aluminum frames with vertical pivoting shutters cover the facade. Instead of using visible chords and strings to control the shutters, we have placed the control system within the frames. We produced the shutters using a unique technology that allowed us to combine wood veneer with aluminum.


The solution is not only an integral part of the advanced climate control system in the building. The minimalist design also plays a significant role in the overall architectural expression of the building.


Photo credit: WikiArquitectura and Art Andersen & Copenhagen.


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Roger Preston & Partners


Horizontal, Interior, Motorized, Pivoting Slats