Natural physics Improve enviromental conditions
Bioclimatic Pergolas are so-named because they employ natural principles of bioclimatic architecture, which aims to use natural physics to improve environmental conditions in buildings and living spaces. In the case of bioclimatic pergolas, these same principles are used to allow the user to influence the micro-climate underneath the structure.
With the blades only slightly open, hot, rising air is allowed to escape, while still providing shade, and protection from the harmful rays of the sun. The result is that hot air continually rises and escapes, causing an inflow of cooler air underneath the structure in hot weather.
Huge investments in research and development has greatly improved the water resistance properties of these structures, with specially developed gasket systems inserted where the blades meet when closed. Even the shape of the blades is designed to facilitate the accelerated flow of water to the interior surround gutter, whilst the sturdiness of the blade profile resists any buckling or bending under the weight of the water, or even snow for that matter. When the blades are fully closed, the area below remains dry.