One of the many inspirational ways that Altair louvre windows are used in building design can be viewed and enjoyed at the Breezway head office.
According to Product Manager Clinton Dickens, the entire eastern facade of the Breezway Head Office is made up of a wall of Altair louvre windows that draw the attention of any visitor to the building. Visitors not only enjoy the pleasant feel of the indoor environment but are also intrigued by the quantity of natural light streaming into the office.
There’s a third aspect that few visitors get to see because it only happens in the early hours of the morning when the sun is low in the sky – the unique light patterns caused by the angled, open blades of the louvre windows.
The green tinted glass blades of the Altair louvre windows reduce the amount of heat entering the building in the form of sunlight. The sunlight passing through and between the tinted blades forms interesting geometric patterns on the walls and floors. For about an hour every morning, the sunlight also reflects off the top of the blades and forms patterns on the ceiling.
One of the more interesting light effects is the rainbow pattern on the floor created by the sunlight refracting through the edges of the glass blades.
Image: Unique light patterns are caused by the angled, open blades of the louvre windows