The main purpose of adding the window to the architecture is to ensure that the light is taken indoors, to provide controlled ventilation and to benefit from the outside view. But with the changing time and the relationship between people and building, these functions have undergone change and diversity, for example pivoting, sliding, accordion and curtain wall.
Depending on the character of the building, location, view, wind, sun and each specific conditions can offer reasons to diversify the relationship between people and window. Thus, the window used in the space can make a difference for the design and can contribute positively to space and its surroundings.
Below you will find examples of these variations.
INSULATING WINDOW / Villa RR
This house in the middle of the forest opens its public areas to the outside through large windows from floor to ceiling. A high insulating window system that meets elevated requirements for thermal insulation, stability, and security.
PIVOTING GLASS DOOR / The Stiles Road
This brick building –an extension of an existing home– mixes different types of windows according to their determined functions. It highlights a sliding window arranged in the corner that connects the new building with the old, allowing integration of the social areas with the garden.