The redevelopment of GTV9 studio in the inner city Melbourne suburb of Richmond demonstrates the adaptive re-use of a listed heritage building. Kerstin Thompson Architects designed the new residential dwellings and retail space which maintain the original character of the building whilst also meeting the current stringent building codes.
Glazed aluminium windows were incorporated throughout the brick building along with Safetyline Jalousie louvres to provide ventilation into the living spaces and main foyer. For aesthetics, the louvre windows needed to be framed to match the other glazing and needed to be capable of spanning up to 1300mm wide to fit within the existing openings. Safetyline Jalousie met the criteria with the added benefit of being easily motorized (as most were being installed at high level).
Safetyline Jalousie louvres also offer superior sealing capabilities. This in conjunction with the Low E glass on the external louvre windows assists in reducing the heat loss from the apartments in Melbourne’s colder months.
Quantity Supplied – 88
Height – 1114mm (8 Blades) and 1904mm (16 Blades)
Width – 500mm – 1300mm
Colour/Finish – Duratec X15 Zeus Lunar Eclipse
Louvres – 6.38mm Clear / Translucent Laminate and 6.38mm Comfortplus Clear
Operation – Motorised – LDF100 Drives
Architect/Builder – Kerstin Thompson Architects / Lend Lease
Safetyline Jalousie participates in a series of industry networking events and trade shows across Australia each year.