Minimalist window: erases the border between indoors and outdoors
Like beautiful paintings, windows showcase interior and frame landscapes that connect users to the outside world, turning our eyes to something really important. However, in addition to facilitating view framing and visual communication, windows provide several important functions that are important components in any project. They illuminate the house with the sun’s rays, provide natural ventilation, filter light, insulate from cold and heat, block water and ensure protection. As most design professionals agree, glazing also plays an important aesthetic role. Its materials, style and dimensions certainly make a big difference in the appearance of the façade and space.
Therefore, as an expressive part of a building, homeowners and architects should not underestimate the choice of windows, especially considering the endless types available in the construction market. However, modern design trends have a very clear direction. Tall, spacious windows that prioritize views, light and transparency are more stylish than ever. The clean lines and minimalist design provide a sophisticated and elegant look that enhances the aesthetics of contemporary buildings, essentially eliminating the boundary between outdoor and indoor.
Strong design statement with maximum transparency
With these modern demands in mind, Vitrocsa has developed a set of custom minimal window systems to meet the specifications of modern projects in response to the architect’s most daring demands. Adopting the “less is more” philosophy, the Vitrocsa window utilizes the largest hidden components and the smallest materials for optimal efficiency. How? Replacing traditional frameworks, these support themselves with virtually invisible profiles. Over 1,000 components are hidden in the ground, and those intricacies are overlooked. Ultimately, complexity provides simplicity.
As a result, the frame constitutes only 5% of the entire surface and the remaining 95% is directed to the glass. Regarding the size of the window frame, this is limited only to the largest glass panel dimensions available on the market. Therefore, in these proportions, the system becomes a powerful architectural statement while achieving the highest possible transparency, flooding the house with natural light and allowing it to be completely immersed in the landscape.
When the concept of indoors and outdoors is abolished, partitions collapse, boundaries are forgotten, and the path to the fusion of nature and architecture is opened. – Vitrocsa
In addition, seamless glazing solutions are easy to install by certified and trained installers. It is also thermally healthy, allowing it to adapt to a variety of climatic conditions and integrate the system into the design in cold buildings where large window frames cannot normally be installed. Windows come in a variety of formats and designs, with double or triple glazing options and different types of glass such as colored, acoustic, mosquito resistant, sun control and security glass. It also easily integrates with other doors, windows, glazed extensions and screens.
4 window system for multiple applications
Vitrocsa offers four innovative window systems: sliding, guillotine, pivot and turnable corners. These are ideal for a variety of commercial and residential applications. In all of these, the structure can be anodized or powder coated in all RAL colors. For more information on each system, see their unique characteristics below.
Sliding windows, which prioritize simplicity, are the ideal space-saving solution for openness and spaciousness. The stainless steel roller bearing system adapts to salt water environments, making it suitable for capturing water landscapes. It also stands out because of its high design flexibility. The fixed or sliding vertical profile is 18mm wide and is limited only by the maximum surface area of the glass, creating a modern “glass wall” effect. It can be used in a variety of applications to meet different needs, such as curves, pockets, open angles, and invisible frames.
A solution that rotates around a vertical axis to create an elegant swing motion opens vertically with a right, left, or center pivot. Locks and seals are guaranteed by mobile rack blades and can be combined with keyed cylinders, electric locks, or two-point locks. With a vertical profile width of 18 mm, these pivot windows allow for smooth transitions and endless creativity, while at the same time providing spectacular and sophisticated design features unmatched in modern buildings.
The basic guillotine window consists of two vertically sliding frames that create height and maximize the passage of the sun’s rays. Multiple fixed and mobile configurations (hidden or visible) are possible while maintaining a vertical profile width of 18 mm. The fully balanced movable pane (up to 500 kg per glass) can be operated either manually or electrically with a thrust of a few grams. They can work in one of two ways: use two identical glass plates that are balanced against each other, or use a wall-mounted counterweight system.
Architectural solutions that free up surface and corner space optimize space and open views. This is made possible by using the bearing principle, which completely frees the glazed components from the aisle. The glass panels can measure up to a surface area of 6 m² and a weight of 250 kg, each of which slides independently and can be stored in a dedicated area around the corners, allowing the view to be integrated. Part of the building.
Regardless of the particular design or format, these minimalist windows aim to take transparency, creativity and innovation one step further, giving a bold impression to modern buildings and blending into the environment. For more information on their functional and aesthetic quality, please visit this product catalog or the Vitrocsa website.