10 factors that need to pay attention when installing windows
Architects often think about the project, as a system. This is one strategy that allows you to combine elements into a single whole in the construction or design planning. In any system, there is an order and relationship between elements in general. Windows occupy in this system is not the last place. They perform a linking role between the elements and allow daylight to penetrate the room.
The interior of the bathroom from the Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects
If you think about the integration of the windows system as athe structure as a whole, it is necessary to imagine how they will be installed in the wall, and what frame to choose. Everything should fit the overall design concept of the whole house.
Interior living room by Prentiss Architects
If the view outside the window plays an important role in the design andinterior of the house, that is, the entire system, then fit the frame of dark colors with subtle impost. Binding window to be minimalist and play the role of a compound of glass, not more. The frame should be consistent with the overall interior concept, which is presented from the cold elements of metal, stone, concrete, wood and thick warm wood paneling.
Despite the harsh winter winds, the roomenough light and open and structured thanks to the robust and powerful floor standing near the uprights. The design type is dictated by the presence of pine poles, and each window fits into it. dark metal elements are the link through the thin wooden impost. The thin frame is not only fit into the structure, but most allow daylight to penetrate the room. Rough frame is to distract the attention and visually reduces the space.
2. Wide slopes
Slopes - is part of the window frame, whichIt applies to the whole thickness of the wall. Basically slopes painted to match the walls or under the main color of window frames. The designer decided to fulfill the slopes of the same material as the frames themselves, successfully reaching contrast with gypsum board walls. You can either apply the drywall on the slope, and then decorate its tree, or put the drywall back to back with the tree so that the tree could disguise the seam. Such a finish will look neat and modern.
Bedroom interior by David Vandervort Architects
There is another option of finishing slopestree. It is suitable for areas in the interior of which there are elements equivalent in importance - view outside the window, high-quality furniture and a ceiling light. And furniture, and window frames are made of the same material, warm mahogany.
3. Window openings
The window in the living room by John Maniscalco Architecture
The thin line around the window opening - this isone modern reception window trim. It acts as the boundary between the window and the wall, but at the same time a smooth transition between them. This border can be formed with the help of special brackets that are installed at the seams formed by plasterboard. Rods can be made of metal or vinyl. Such an opening reception decoration creates a planar perception, and requires no extra effort. This modern and aesthetically pleasing, and plasterboard surfaces benefit with this method of decoration and look respectable.
The window in the dining room of the House + House Architects
Drywall - the most profitable and convenientmaterial for decoration of the window opening. It can help you save on the services of a carpenter and at the same time to achieve a perfectly flat surface. This technique is popular in commercial buildings. Gypsum as wraps to the window opening of the frame, ensuring a perfect look. It perfectly masks seams and irregularities, but such a simple low-key finish is not suitable in some areas. All of these elements provide the modern, minimalist design that focuses on the form of the window.
5. Gypsum in combination with other materials
The interior of the bathroom by BAAN design
If the finish of the drywall seems toosimple, it is further possible to use wood or stone. This will add texture, color, shadows, you might think about podokonike, where you can put flowers and other items. At the heart of the slopes is finishing drywall, but with elements of dark oak, for example, it can be a window sill, where you can organize a place to rest.
6. Finish Stone
Bedroom interior by Rockefeller Partners Architects
With trim made of stone,It formed an amazing niche - a reading corner. The main emphasis was placed on the massive stone and reliability, from which the walls are made. Architect organically applied technique by which logically integrated window niche, violating the integrity of the wall. It turns out that they were specially carved and decorated with slopes material with a matte surface. Stone gives the interior solidity and weight, but it is necessary to refer to such elements of decor with caution.
7. Finish metal windows
Staircase by Cornerstone Architects
Metal trim looks very nice. The dimensions of window openings correspond to the size of the blocks, of which the wall is made, it seems as if the blocks were specifically removed to install windows. Finishes made of metal elements, further reflects the light. Shine and narrow metal window frame allows maximum daylight to penetrate the room in spite of the size of the windows themselves. Delicate decoration of the window opening, made of smooth metal, organically look at the background mottled limestone and fits into the overall design concept. Mainly of metal finishing is a characteristic feature of industrial and trendy style, it blends perfectly with other materials.
8. White on white
Interior living room of Estes / Twombly Architects, Inc.
Solid white frame in minimalist styleThey are essentially a continuation of the wall, and their function is simple and clear. They are designed not to attract attention, they are simply a link between the three main components of the design: a window, ceiling and floor. The massive frame is ideally suited to an interior room. White frame on the white walls do not look defiant and combined with the other components of the design.
9. Wood on wood
The kitchen of the Balance Associates Architects
Decorating windows and an adjacent wall of well-combinedand combined when the aim is to emphasize the features of the surface covering the walls, rather than the window opening. With this design, like the window opening cut in the wall, and especially not in contrast with the major components and materials. As the focal point of this design is considered to be a wall, the decoration of the window opening - it is an integral part of it. This is a good example of how the right approach to the finish of the window opening fits into the overall design, especially if you are using different materials.
Interior room from Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
Monochromatic finish of windows and walls it is advisable touse in small spaces, in which detail is inappropriate or unwelcome. If as a basis for decoration of walls, windows and ceilings take the tree, thus you can achieve the feeling that all the elements are equal. In this case, attention is drawn to the contrasting parts, rather than the form or objects indoors.
10. Without finishing
Bedroom interior by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects
It is possible to combine the walls, windows and doors in onesystem. Window frames, recessed in the floor and ceiling, give the opportunity to play with space. This method is technically complex and rather expensive, but the result is worth all the effort.
However. before you think about the decoration of windows, you need to decide with their basic varieties, their advantages and disadvantages.