As an architect, you have a large list of items to consider during the architectural design process. After discussing the needs and desires of your client, you must gather information on your building site, the scope of your work, and the features and functionality of the building you are to design. Most importantly, you must consider who is going to occupy your building and how they are going to use it.
Aesthetics, costs, timeframes, and other variables also have to be considered. Schematics must be drawn up, and a preliminary design must be created. At some point, you will need to consider the materials you’ll use to build your architectural vision as well as the systems that will be incorporated into the building itself. You may be considering material slike concrete, wood, steel, and glass.
When thinking about windows, energy efficiency may be a top priority, but privacy should also be at the top of your list of considerations when you’re making decisions about materials.
Making Windows Private
In the past, architects and interior designers turned to traditional window dressings to incorporate privacy into their designs. These treatments included blinds and curtains, or perhaps tinting to create privacy and block out harmful UV light.
Today, architects have more options than ever when it comes to making windows private in their architectural designs. They also must consider what to do with internal glass, such as glass walls, doors, and dividers. While window tinting is still a useful tool, it isn’t very aesthetically pleasing — many people associate window tints with sportscars, not contemporary architectural designs.
How Frosted Window Film Fits Into Your Architectural Vision
Architectural creativity is often a combination of talent, the right tools and materials, and a small dose of serendipity. While there are many tools at your disposal to bring your vision to life, frosted films provide architects with a new creative outlet that is worth exploring. Not only are they practical for creating private environments, blocking UV light, and allowing natural light to transfer, frosted window films can be applied to create optical illusions, provide contrast and emphasis, and create a post-modern aesthetic.
The most advanced privacy films, like LINTEC of America’s VisionControlFilm, block the view only from specific angles and transfer from frosted to clear as the viewing angle changes. A person can move across a window from one side to the next and watch as the scene behind the frosted film materializes.
This dynamic film provides a number of opportunities for architects to add privacy to their designs, but in addition, the creative uses for the film are limitless.
As cities continue to build upward and the global community gets closer and close together, privacy will soon be at a premium. But thanks to advancements in building materials and other technologies, architects have numerous opportunities to incorporate window privacy into their designs.
Armed with skill, creativity, and the the most advanced materials on the market, you can create privacy in your architectural designs without sacrificing aesthetics or your creative vision. Learn more about architectural privacy window film by downloading our free guide below.