Timber Curtain Wall System

As an alternative to standard aluminum storefront systems, Pacific presents the curtain wall system with wood interior. This system is ideal for applications where one desires a structural window wall with the warmth and richness of wood on the interior, such as high-end residential, boutique retail, or hospitality projects, with the durability and low-maintenance of aluminum or wood cap on the exterior.

When viewed from the exterior, the curtain wall system from Pacific Architectural Millwork resembles typical aluminum storefront, with nearly unlimited configurations and multiple aluminum and wood cap options. The wood interior can be milled out of any species, and is engineered according to the structural and performance needs of the opening. Testing data is available upon request.

Once the framework of the curtain wall is established, the openings can be glazed with any fixed or operable units, including casements, awnings, doors, Lift & Slides, and Folding View-Wall systems. The openings can also be glazed with exterior aluminum panels and interior wood panels.

Multiple installation options exist for curtain walls to span multiple stories and incorporate into any building system, and test data is available to show the structural and performance characteristics of the curtain wall. All systems can be sold with third-party engineering and installation, to ensure proper performance and provide a turn-key solution.

PAM is proud to be the U.S. Sales Partner for RAICO timber curtain wall systems:

Curtain Wall System Wood w/Exterior Aluminum Cladding Curtain Wall System (56mm thick mullions)Download Product PDF

Timber Curtain Wall Lite Wood w/Exterior Aluminum Cladding Storefront System (54mm thick mullions)Download Product PDF

 


J. Craig Venter Case Study

 

The J. Craig Venter institute utilized our Timber Curtain Wall system with FSC®-Certified wood to help achieve the first ever net-zero energy research facility in the United States, and is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification - the highest level green building certification that the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design organization offers. The institute was honored with the 2015 Architizer A+ Award for Architecture+Sustainability.


Lamboo® Technologies

 

Pacific Architectural Millwork is proud to be a manufacturing partner with Lamboo®, Inc., the world leader in the engineered, high performance bamboo product market.

Lamboo has several physical and environmental advantages over typical construction materials:

  • Their manufacturing processes uses 15% less embodied energy than that of engineered wood and 300% less embodied energy than aluminum and steel.
  • Lamboo on average is 20% more stable than wood in moisture and temperature changes, 10 times stronger than wood in tension and 3 times stronger mechanically.
  • Lamboo, Inc. has isolated 4 out of the 1600 species of bamboo to be used for all of its architectural and structural applications. Lamboo is produced from only mature plants, anywhere from their 6th to 8th year of life to allow for optimal hardness and strength.
  • Bamboo sequesters 35% more carbon and produces 30% more oxygen than its tree counter parts.

Lamboo can be used on any of our premium door and window products, and their Renewall product is perfectly suited to our timber curtain wall system.  Learn more about this revolutionary material and contact us to specify your next project with Pacific Architectural Millwork and Lamboo today!

Max System Height: 30 feet (subject to review)
Max System Width: Unlimited
Max Lite Opening: Based on glass parameters, tempering size limitations, etc.
System Depth: Calculated per system (based on wind load/structural criteria)
System Thickness:
  • 50mm (1-15/16”)
  • 60mm (2-3/8”)
Exterior Cap Options:
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Wood
Anodized or custom-color Kynar ™ exterior finish available.
Venting Unit Options: Any window or door unit (in-swing/out-swing/sliding/etc)
Radius Options: Segmented radius in angles of 3 -15 degrees from the glass.

 

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Curtain Wall with Lamboo® (Engineered Bamboo) Interior

 

Depends on configuration.

Our standard wood species are the following (custom species available):

Pine Vertical Grain Douglas Fir Mahogany

Lamboo®

 

Curtain wall system can be glazed with nearly any type of glass or panel, including single, double, or triple-glazed unit, but glazing thickness must be consistent throughout the elevation.

Custom options such as exterior louvers, switch glass, and curved wood interiors are available.

Contact Pacific Architectural Millwork for more information.

Contact Pacific Architectural Millwork for sample CAD drawings of the Curtain Wall System.