Louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie were specified by the architecture firm ThomsonAdsett for an aged care project in Pendle Hill, NSW.
The architects chose Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows for Melrose Retirement Village primarily for their stylish design features, which complemented the overall aesthetics of the building. The individually framed louvre blades featuring simple yet defined edges worked well together with the other windows as a seamless window set.
The ThomsonAdsett architects were aware that the elderly residents, many of whom weren’t too comfortable with air conditioning, would need to be able to easily open and close their windows. Safetyline Jalousie's simple single-handed manual operating lever makes it easy for residents to manage and control the flow of fresh air into their living environment.
The louvre windows have been positioned at the bottom as well as the top of the floor-to-ceiling windows so that high pressure at the bottom and low pressure at the top cause air to be flushed out of the window, creating a clever venturi effect.
Safetyline Jalousie supplied 34 louvre windows, each measuring 1009mm in height and 900mm in width, and featuring seven blades. While the windows had a bronze anodised finish, the louvres were in clear anodised aluminium.
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are increasingly being specified in aged care settings across Australia.
Image: The louvre windows have been positioned at the bottom as well as the top of the floor-to-ceiling windows