Hunter Douglas has taken centre stage in providing eye-catching and innovative shutter systems for the ArtHouse apartment complex as part of massive regeneration programme in the King's Cross area of London.
Fifty new buildings, 2,000 new homes, 20 new streets and 10 new public squares spread across 67 acres and providing living and working space for 45,000 people make up this impressive programme. The ArtHouse complex consists of 143 intelligently planned apartments that look out over Regent's Canal and Handyside Park and the stunning building has benefited from the sliding louvered shutters provided by Hunter Douglas.
A spokesman for the architects dRMM explained "Responding to residents needs for shade and privacy, the sliding louvred screens animate the face of the building and allow residents the ability to control their environment with shading".
For King's Cross, a system providing a stylish solution for both sun control and privacy was required and Hunter Douglas combined its knowledge and expertise with the client, architects and contractors to create the right solution. Using the Hunter Douglas heat and energy calculation tools, the company designed a shutter with optimal fin spacing to maximise thermal control and privacy without hindering the view from the apartments.
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