Glazing Vision’s rooflights were used in a Daylight Award winning project which transformed a 3-metre wide house from the 18th Century.
Tim de Graag’s comprehensive renovation of a 3-metre wide house in Zierikzee is an outstanding showcase of how to maximise light to enhance space. Instrumental in helping the young Dutch architect to realize his vision for this exceptionally narrow property were Glazing Vision’s rooflights.
De Graag’s dynamic concept for creating a spacious, light and calm required a fundamental re-shaping of the property’s floor plan and the introduction of a central axis to maximise the amount of natural daylight. The resulting 4 floors, connected by an elegant oak T-shaped staircase, provide modern yet relaxed studio living.
It is the sightline at the heart of the property that is pivotal to the harmonious interaction of the various rooms of the house, and most importantly for bringing light into them. A Flushglaze Fixed rooflight and VisionVent hinged rooflight were both supplied by Glazing Vision and precision engineered to bespoke sizes; these were strategically placed above the sightline.
The VisionVent hinged rooflight also offered additional benefits to De Graag– it minimises the impact from the heat of the summer, and provides much needed ventilation in this split-level house.
De Graag has successfully transformed what was an architectural “dark corridor” into a beautiful, spacious modern home, flooded with light and in harmony with its surroundings. His sophisticated daylight concept won over the jury who appreciated the clever routing, the sightline all the way through the building and the position, size and proportion of the rooflights.
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