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Using glass partitions or floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that are flush with the ground glass balcony railing, by inviting the environment in, designators can connect interior and exterior spaces, create a deeper connection with nature, and allow the local landscape itself to be the largest interior space of the home.Below is a series of residential projects that use the latest sliding window innovations to form a relationship with the surrounding landscape:
The rear of the Winkel House extends from its front like a telescope, offering sweeping views of Lake Zurich.Like the best chocolate selection boxes, the Swiss house's floor plan is multi-level, with three levels of sunlit living spaces.
With so much basking glass, the interior climate of the Winkle House is influenced by natural solar gain.Winters are warmer, but solar gain can be a problem when the sun is strongest and most persistent in the summer.To avoid this problem, however, House Winkel's sliding doors and glazing feature SwissFineLine automatic exterior sunshades that block sunlight before it reaches the glass.
Meanwhile, just across the water, is another house with a multi-layered glass-edged building.The massive 4.5m wide and 2.6m high glass section of Lake Zurich Villa provides floor-to-ceiling glazing that covers two corners at the rear of the building.However, thanks to Air-Lux's Sliding Window Swivel product, despite weighing up to 100kg, the huge power windows can be opened and closed effortlessly even in both corners, providing panoramic balcony access and a view to match .
This double storey family home in Solothurn, Switzerland also uses automatic glazing corner windows to connect and experience the surrounding countryside, and a transparent insect screen hidden within the frame when not in use.When in use, ripstop nets protect residents from summer pests without compromising the tranquility of rural areas.
Sometimes it's something you can't see that makes the experience even more special.The Düsseldorf villa takes the form of a virtual reality headset and is located in the cityscape of Düsseldorf, Germany.It encloses the exterior like a pair of architectural lamp shades, blocking the rest of the street and allowing residents to focus their eyes on the environment.
Architect Dirk Henning Braun of Braunarchitektur covered the entire length of the rear of the house with end-to-end sliding glazing, guiding residents to extended balconies on two floors.Using SwissFineLine's automated operating system, they can seamlessly experience the interior and exterior areas while interacting with other members of both households.
Located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, this family home utilizes its sloping footprint to present breathtaking views of another beautiful Swiss vista.By positioning the living spaces and common areas to face the landscape and back garden, this house allows parents to see and interact with them while working in the garden, cooking or just relaxing inside without forgetting their tracks .
Meanwhile, not far along the coast is Megan City.Meggen House shares similar views to Lucerne House, with a balcony overlooking a shared lake that soaks up natural light with the lake and mountains beyond.But by inserting a central atrium into the structure, and encasing the glass with more Air-Lux sliding windows, König Architektur was able – literally – to bring in the outside, with natural light streaming through the interior from both sides.
The gas-sealed safety of glass partitions means that accidental ventilation pockets do not affect the comfort of residents inside, while all-glass balcony railings use specialized safety glass to protect residents outside.
With glass-clad facades overlooking lakes and valleys, it's clear why the architects of these projects replaced walls for windows.Automatic floor-to-ceiling windows combine functionality with a sleek aesthetic that complements any interior style.
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