Windows

When you are planning to renovate, buy or build a new home or office, have you ever considered what type of window you could choose to create rooms with soft natural light?
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The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

Moving the entrance also maximised the space available and created a double height, top lit space with the circulation behind a wall concealing how one moves from the differing levels.

Moving the entrance also maximised the space available and created a double height, top lit space with the circulation behind a wall concealing how one moves from the differing levels.

Along the perimeter timber pods surround the main space in the form of oriel windows providing more intimate reading areas, framing a suburban context. Some are singular, others larger for places to study, sit or read

Image 5 of 53 from gallery of Ballyroan Library / Box Architecture. Photograph by Paul Tierney

The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

Large glazed joinery elements and an extensive wall-to-wall rooflight allow penetration and movement of natural light within the living block while light is drawn into the original cottage via folding glazed doors and rooflights

The reading room is open plan, lit from above by means of staggered roof lights with glass vertical planes on the north face bouncing and reflecting the southern light

The reading room is open plan, lit from above by means of staggered roof lights with glass vertical planes on the north face bouncing and reflecting the southern light

The new elevation announces the extension to be a modern intervention through its contemporary style whilst using contextual materials

The new elevation announces the extension to be a modern intervention through its contemporary style whilst using contextual materials

Windows can often be a crucial and distinctive part of a building's design

Windows can often be a crucial and distinctive part of a building's design

Inside widows convey living comfort, outside a stylish facade architecture

Inside widows convey living comfort, outside a stylish facade architecture

The shape and design of a window are basic elements for integration

The shape and design of a window are basic elements for integration

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