Altair louvre windows from Breezway have been installed in a residential home in Geraldton, Western Australia to capture refreshing coastal breezes and natural light, helping keep the living environment comfortable and healthy.
Located in Geraldton, the mid-west region of Western Australia, 424 kilometres north of Perth, the home is positioned right on the water’s edge, and has been designed to take in the best of the beautiful natural environment.
The home engages with its natural surroundings through passive design principles that help reduce the running costs of the home. Altair louvre windows by Breezway have been installed as an energy efficient window option to capture refreshing coastal breezes and natural light, reducing the need for energy-intensive air conditioning and lighting.
In addition to providing the residents fresh air to maintain a healthy, relaxing and comfortable living environment, the louvre windows facilitate unobstructed, breath-taking views of the ocean all day long. When closed, they seal tight to provide high resistance to wind and water, which is an important factor for a home located so close to the coastline.
Altair louvre windows with the stronghold system have been used with glazed louvre glass blades for optimising views while maintaining strength and safety for the half enclosed entertaining areas on the second level of the building. Standard Altair louvres have also been used with timber blades to help block out the sun and provide privacy when required.