This 8 storey block of student accommodation is located on busy Gardeners Road in Kingsford, NSW. The floor to ceiling curtain of louvres on the balconies creates a unique and versatile indoor/outdoor space for residents with uninterrupted views of the surrounding area.
The architect Max Sgammotta was impressed by the robust, inbuilt security feature which provides a safe and secure living space for students. While other louvre window alternatives can fit security bars to their windows, the bars are external and therefore more prone to damage and less aesthetically pleasing.
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.
The window seals that feature on 4 sides of each louvre blade also provide 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.”
Quantity Supplied 60 windows
Height 2359mm (17 Blades) – 2764mm (20 Blades)
Width 890mm – 1100mm
Colour/Finish 25 micron clear anodised
Louvres 6mm clear toughened glass
Architect Sgammotta Architects
Safetyline Jalousie participates in a series of industry networking events and trade shows across Australia each year.