In an effort to enhance the aesthetics and maximise the use of space in what are typically small apartments, architects are embracing the challenge and designing innovative new student accommodation projects. To support their design direction and achieve the project objectives, architects are increasingly looking for building products that stretch the boundaries of the past and deliver superior outcomes.
A classic example of such innovation is the design of this 8 storey student accommodation block located on busy Gardeners Road in Kingsford, NSW.
The architect Max Sgammotta has created floor to ceiling curtains of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows on each balcony, creating a unique and versatile indoor outdoor space for students with uninterrupted views of the surrounding area.
The robust, inbuilt security feature, exclusive to Safetyline Jalousie, provides a safe and secure living space for students.
The louvre windows deliver ultimate control of the airflow to the apartments, allowing cool breezes in during the warmer months, and keeping cold air out in winter.
Marine grade window seals feature on all 4 sides of each louvre blade providing an effective acoustic barrier from the peak hour traffic noise below and protection from the southerly winds.
Mr Sgammotta was particularly impressed with the nice detail for the floating glass attached to the framing mechanism. He said “Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are fantastic, the window finishes are very clean, tidy and detailed, I’ve recommended these windows on several other projects as well.”
As an incentive for the development of student accommodation in Brisbane’s inner city, the Brisbane City Council and Queensland Urban Utilities introduced reduced infrastructure charges earlier this year. Architect’s engaged to design future student accommodation who are interested in considering the use of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows in student accommodation building projects can contact us on 1300 86 3350 or email us by clicking here.
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