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Fakro roof windows

Fakro collaborates with architects to integrate roof windows into homes

Dezeen promotion: this range of roof windows by glazing brand Fakro is designed to work with a range of building types.

Fakro, a 27-year-old company based in Poland, specialises in windows that can work with different architectural designs.

The company's aim is to go beyond the basic function of providing a room with illumination and ventilation. Its roof windows can be mounted into angled surfaces and can also wrap around corners.

As well standard products, Fakro also offers bespoke products, in various colours, sizes, shapes and combinations.

"Fakro roof windows are the optimal solution used in modern construction," said the brand. "Roof windows illuminate the room interior, provide a view to the outside and allow ventilation of the attic."

Fakro roof windows

The products have been used in a variety of recent architecture projects around the world.

In Moscow, Ruetemple Architects has created a loft space arranged around a suspended white cube containing a tree. Large amounts of natural light enters the apartment from large Duet proSky double-sash roof windows.

"This is a multi-functional space where residents can enjoy their time in solitude or spend it in a larger group. Space free of unnecessary objects takes its residents to a different dimension, allowing them to calm down and have a peaceful rest," said the practice.

Fakro roof windows

In Raamsdonk, the Netherlands, a combination of Fakro's windows stretch 7.5 metres up the walls and roof to bring light into a thatch-covered house.

Meanwhile, at a passive house designed by NU architectuuratelier in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium, a variety of Fakro's special roof windows for energy-efficient construction have been used to bring natural light into the property.

Fakro roof windows

Multi-layered panels, more commonly used for industrial buildings, were used throughout the house to increase the thermal insulation. Meanwhile a dark finish helps to prevent heat loss.

Each year Fakro also runs a competition that challenges architects to come up with their own innovative designs for how roof windows can be used to introduce natural light into a building.

Find out more about Fakro's roof windows and this year's contest on the company's website.