When Livingetc wrote a piece on biophilic design, they used Gatsby House as a reference project to show how the right glazing systems can be used to bring nature inside. The steel framed glass box extension in London allowed the homeowners to forge a strong connection to their garden space, flooding the internal living space with natural light throughout the day.
The article explores how natural light can improve general wellness and enhance the well-being of a home's occupants, from boosting productivity to improving sleep. The easiest way to create a connection between indoors and out, and to maximise natural light is through frameless and minimally framed glazing.
Creating spaces in the home where you are able to disconnect for 5 minutes and relax is vital, especially nowadays. Controlling your surrounding environment and creating chill-out zones is vital for any modern home design. Oversized glazing has been used as a great example of creating a biophilic glazing design, bringing a heap of benefits including increased light levels and views of the outdoors.
Gatsby House used slim steel sections to create a glass box extension that extended out into the garden, with steel framed doors providing direct garden access and a coherent glazing design across all fixed and opening elements. To read the full article pick up this month's issue of Livingetc.
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