The advent of modern architecture begun by the Bauhaus movement in the 1930s was also the birth of floor to ceiling windows. Architects seeking to create an entirely new definition of space used glass in place of traditional walls, and the results were exciting and bold – rooms flooded with brilliant daylight, uninterrupted panoramic views, and a sense of boundlessness and freedom.
Today, as the pendulum of architectural fashion swings back towards a more modern feel, many architects, builders and homeowners are considering floor to ceiling windows once again.
Even if space or structural needs prevent your windows from reaching floor to ceiling, enlarging and adding outsized openings for windows is another way to achieve a similar effect.
In the early 20th century, some drawbacks of floor-to-ceiling windows were compromised energy efficiency and a lack of ventilation. The innovators at Marvin Windows and Doors have several solutions to these “cons.”
Marvin’s unique venting picture window bumps out to reveal a narrow strip of integral screening that allows in the breezes but not the bugs. The view remains unchanged when the window is open.
Marvin’s lift-and-slide and bifold doors also create a floor to ceiling effect, and can be open creating an unobstructed opening. Yet when closed, they achieve impressive energy efficient standards.
Marvin’s Ultimate Casement windows can be made on a grand scale, yet they are some of the industries most energy efficient windows thanks to advanced hardware and other design features.
And finally, any room with a large glass area, especially facing South or West, can be prone to temperature swings. But thanks to Marvin’s wide variety of energy efficiency features, including low E glass, tripane windows and much more, you can enjoy comfort and tame energy bills.