Technical

MSA the new architecture, starts with new engineering. Here are some details explained.

 
 

engineering

MSA homes have a unique cladding system (patents pending). The walls and doors are constructed from toughened glass, are triple glazed, sheer and seamless. They can be ultra-clear, coloured (opaque - blocking all light), translucent, printed, textured, electronically switchable, or any mixture of variables. MSA uses self-cleaning glass for all internal and external surfaces. To maximise thermal performance, all the triple glazed exterior walls have double Low-E treatment.

The whole roof including the gutters, parapet's & soffits is a one-piece 316 stainless steel membrane with no penetrations (including fixing) ensuring a very long maintenance free life. This is another world first innovation from MSA.

The complete outer membrane of the house is designed by engineers for an extreme long maintenance free life. The construction uses permanent maintenance free materials: 316 stainless steel (marine grade), 316 stainless bolts, self-cleaning glass and permanent extruded silicon-rubber seals. The house also provides a permanent humidity sealed interior allowing for perfectly conditioned air for temperature, humidity and purity.

The plumbing system is entirely 316 stainless steel including the waste and effluent pipes. All waste and water pipes have high pressure testing to ensure that they will never leak. The plumbing is completely hidden from view but still easily accessible.

Structural engineering has also had a complete rethink. The house has been designed to withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes. It’s tough, using structural sections similar to what is used for multi-story buildings. All the structural steel is internal and protected from the weather. Even so, to be sure of permanency, they are nickel metal-sprayed, so will never rust or deteriorate. 

MSA has gone to extraordinary lengths to create a pillar-less house both around the outside walls and internally. This gives the maximum opportunity for large open spaces or to design the interior walls without structural constraints of any sort which enables future changes to the internal layout to be made easily. This also gives considerable latitude for indoor-outdoor flow with unconstrained positioning and size of external doors and openings. A pillar-less exterior is important for another world first – moving and disappearing walls (multiple walls or all walls) providing the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living (patent pending). 

 


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