The strategic use of transparent glass as a spatial partition has become synonymous with modernity. The use of glass partitions permits architects to truly maximize the splendor of natural light. They now have the ability to incorporate it as another design element in their projects.
There is No Replacement for Light
Natural light conveys a host of psychological benefits and boosts the enjoyment of interior spaces. Through the proper incorporation of natural illumination, interior spaces seem larger and warmer. Natural light serves to expand our perceptions, and it makes spaces seem more vibrant and dynamic.
Considering these factors, it is no surprise that architects place great importance on the presence of natural light when designing interior spaces. Let’s take a look at a few strategies for how you can incorporate a greater level of natural light into your projects.
Frameless Glass Partitions
Frameless glass partitions, both in sliding and fixed versions, boost the diffusion of light across interior spaces. Via these partitions, architects and designers can maximize the light that reaches deeply situated interiors in both commercial and residential structures. This means that architects and designers can bring ample light into otherwise dark spaces while simultaneously providing views of other areas of the space and even the outside world. The end result is a more open and free flowing space.
Glass Meeting Rooms
A meeting room situated in the center of a building is a prime example of the potential of glass partitions. Despite its seemingly restricted positioning, a meeting room that properly utilizes glass partitions can quickly be transformed into one that takes advantage of the diverse benefits of increased light exposure. A once isolated space can suddenly feel more welcoming, pleasant and lively, thanks to the thoughtful integration of light courtesy of glass partitions.
Unique Angles and Corners in the Workplace
Architects can optimize the diffusion of light and creatively play with angles by using glass. A 90º fixed corner addition, designed and constructed exclusively of glass, serves to allow a high level of natural light penetration.
The line of offices in this image showcase the true design potential of glass partitions. Rollglass+, mounted in 90º corners, serves to lighten the divisions and fosters vastly improved and even light distribution throughout what would otherwise be a relatively dark corridor.
Glass partitions are also highly effective as office enclosures. In fact, glass partitions and glass systems can be an excellent tool for boosting office communication and creating a greater sense of openness. The strategic use of glass partitions and glass systems signals both transparency and modernity to employees, executives and visitors alike.
Corner applications or glass systems built into false ceilings or attached to existing ceilings can quickly transform a space, providing a contemporary touch. Through this design approach, it is possible to infuse a space with elegance and refinement without the appearance of separations.
Glass Within High Ceilings
High ceilings can benefit from the incorporation of glass. KLEIN UnikGlass+ Air is designed to be mounted onto the transom glass; this allows light to easily pass from the floor to the ceiling. KLEIN UnikGlass+ Air provides a bolder aesthetic and serves to take advantage of the additional space, an ideal solution for ceilings over 10 feet high. The end results can be quite impressive.
KLEIN designs its sliding and fixed glass systems with a double purpose. First, we work to achieve the highest level of functionality. Secondly, we seek to achieve an inspired aesthetic. With KLEIN you’ll experience exceptional quality at every level along with easy and intuitive installation. Watch our product application videos to see how our glass partitions maximize natural light, space, and functionality.
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