The Strato breathing ceiling is a result of Texaa’s expertise in applying its run-resistant fabric to architecture.
It enables a really architectural approach to designing ceilings. It gives both freedom and the necessary technical characteristics, by combining absorber or breathing panels that are continuous or in clusters, to achieve the sought after look and performance.
The Aeria knit gives the ceiling a warm grain, making it light, robust and easy to install and maintain.
The Strato breathing ceiling consists of two complementary components that can be combined in varying proportions to suit designers’ needs and ambitions.
Absorber panels are designed to correct sound reverberation by applying the principles of optimal effectiveness developed by Texaa wth its Stereo panels.
Breathing panels, covered with an Aeria large knit fabric, partially mask the technical services space above it without hiding it completely. They filter the light from a source positioned behind, allow conditioned air to circulate and present no barrier for the radiation of heat in the building. They lose transparency as you move away from underneath them.
Each panel is supported by a rust-protected metallic frame that is suspended from the roof on ordinary vertical cables.
With this system that connects the panels ensuring they are perfectly flat, it is easy to build continuous clusters or elegantly suspended islands.
Strato is totally free of the walls and has none of the usual constraints of a stretch-fitted ceiling or modular tiles mounted on a grid, because it does not have to be installed from wall to wall.
With Strato, architects have much more freedom to handle the complex constraints involved in designing ceilings for spaces.
Strato is also a technical ceiling offering many ways to accommodate the building’s technical functions – lighting, air circulation, sound, video, smoke detectors, fire alarms, etc. – and to make them visible or invisible.
Depending on requirements, any breathing or absorber panel in a Strato ceiling can become an invisible hatch without changing the ceiling’s appearance, but giving easy access to the technical space above. The hatch is opened using a very discrete latch.