Architecture Works specified Warema’s external venetian blinds from Shade Factor, which manage light and glare while also reducing heat gain within the home – thereby improving comfortability and limiting the need for artificial cooling. In addition to being extended and retracted, the venetian slats can be tilted at various angles.
In the Gallery House kitchen, the external venetian blinds cast horizontal lines of light onto the rich timber and stone. “In this example of using the external venetian blinds, we see how they can create this beautiful light play internally,” Rosalind says. The designer has also considered the position of the island bench, with the seats facing the window, and how occupants will need to be shaded at certain times of the day. “Making the room more usable, and the homeowner’s everyday life easier and more enjoyable is our main goal,” Rosalind says.