Inspiration: projects from across the world

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Need inspiration? In this article we will take you to different wonderful projects of recent years. From Amsterdam to San Francisco, from London to Paris, we install the Glazing Vision products all over the world, to get some more daylight into homes and improve the comfort of living. Would you like a peek?

Sliding Box on a roof terrace at Middenweg in Amsterdam

This way, the spacious roof terrace is very easy to access. No wonky roof access hatch with a loft ladder, but a broad fixed staircase trap and a sliding box, ensures abundant light in the formerly dark stairwell and can also be used as a ventilation rooflight.

Three Wall Box Roof terrace Amsterdam

Walkon glass in a roof terrace in Amsterdam

What luxury: an enormous walkon glass in a roof terrace. It ensures a pleasant reflection of light on the roof while all space remain accessible. And also it brings a lot of light into the underlying floor. That is what you call value increase of a home. Design roof terrace by the Dakdokters (roof doctors).

Multipart walkon glass

Walkon glass roof terrace

Sliding rooflight in The Cooperage in London

Renovation of a former factory. A huge tailor-made bi-parting sliding rooflight slides from the inside out to both sides, allowing to have a meal indoors as if you were sitting outdoors. The enormous height is emphasized by the green wall and the hanging candleholder.

Architect: Chris Dyson – Photography: Peter Landers

Hinged access rooflight in Paris

When you have such a beautiful view on the Eiffel tower, of course you want to enjoy it from the roof. With this Skyhatch Electric, the electric roof access hatch of 900 x 1,800 mm, the access is well taken care of. From indoors a Sky Only View. From outside, a view on the typical building.

Hinged electric roof access

Walkon glass in a roof terrace in San Francisco

For this huge roof terrace with multiple levels, different components with walkon glass were applied, to get the daylight into the home.

Walkon glass in roof terrace

Frameless rooflight

Jeff King and Company

Photography: Paul Dyer

Turells Skyspace as an inspiration for rooflight in former ‘barn’

The Church Hill Barn in Suffolk wants to radiate space. Space is the luxury. With Turells Skyspace as an inspiration, the huge Flushglaze rooflight with the Sky Only View was integrated in the roof.

Architect: David Nossiter

Photography: Steve Lancefield

Manual roof access hatch on terrace in Amsterdam

And we’re back in Amsterdam, where a manual roof access hatch, made of real glass, gives access to this snug roof terrace with a view across the entire city.

Manual roof access hatch Amsterdam

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The Glass house: sliding roof for an open kitchen

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Superlofts wins prize

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