Shade Structures Make Excellent Architectural Design Elements for Shopping Malls and Retail Centers
As an architect responsible for the design and layout of a shopping mall or retail center, you know how difficult it can be to incorporate the right balance of practical elements and those that are visually appealing. Through the use of retail shade sails it is possible to incorporate a design element that accomplishes both, as the wide variety of designs and colors available make these shade structures unique and eye-catching while also creating an important practical component.
When it comes to a shade structure or any other architectural component that will be implemented in a shopping mall or retail center, many of those involved in these projects wish to see sustainable products being used. The use of environmentally friendly materials is highly desirable, as are components that can be used toward LEED certification. At Shade ‘n Net, we are able to offer products that are composed of recycled materials, and our shade structures are also able to contribute credits toward LEED certification as well.
Eye-Catching and Functional
The first thing that most people notice when looking at an architectural rendering is the aesthetic appeal of the design. It is only after a few moments of taking in the appearance of the design that a discussion of functionality will begin. This is why it is so important to make sure that the practical elements you employ contribute to the overall visual appeal of the design. Shade sails and other shade structures are able to accomplish this in a number of ways, especially when you consider the many design options that are available to you.
Importance of Sustainability
There are many reasons for using sustainable and environmentally sound products and practices, as these are not only good for the environment, but they are also good for business. Retail customers will feel good about frequenting a shopping mall or retail center that shows it cares about sustainability, and your clients will appreciate you keeping this in mind when presenting your design ideas. To learn more about the products and services we provide at Shade ‘n Net, please give us a call at 800-548-1383