Form and texture are two words often used when describing the design vision for a building envelope.
Designers can achieve this is by using lineal features that stretch the façade into the horizon, or provide visual breaks across the wall expanse. Architectural fins can dominate or soften the buildings form, depending on material, texture and design.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, Linear fins can provide demarcation between spaces or offer privacy to inhabitants. Combined with horizontal sun screening louvres, fins can provide protection from heat and glare, having a positive effect on the building's efficiency rating.