Projects were appointed to design and install a bespoke rooflight solution, to provide roof access onto a luxury carpet and rug gallery in Chelsea. The H.E.R.A, a sliding box rooflight, was specified to provide a smooth sliding motion in keeping with the luxury building design.
Providing Natural Light
Using this sliding rooflight, customer’s eyes are drawn towards the terrace of the roof due to the natural light flowing through the gallery space. The floating steel staircase that runs through the centre of the building allows this natural light to filter through the below floors and also introduce natural light into the basement that had been opened up to create an office and studio.
Utilising Glass Balustrades
When the H.E.R.A sliding glass box rooflight is slid open it reveals a frameless glass balustrade that has been integrated into the construction of the sliding roof box. This glass balustrade has been added next to the staircase to increase safety once the automated rooflight has been opened, without disrupting the minimal design or obstructing the natural light. For the most minimal design as well as enhanced security, the glass is structurally bonded to the frame.
The H.E.R.A sliding box rooflight was installed against a wall with all motorisation and structural details fixed against the vertical solid structure. The sliding automated box rooflight can be opened with the click of a button or set to automatically open at certain times of the day. The high-quality aluminium frame is fully thermally broken, preventing any condensation build-up and providing a comfortable temperature for the occupants beneath the rooflight.
This product, in particular, allows easy access to the rooftop terrace where various events are held throughout the year. By installing this sliding rooflight IQ Projects have been able to provide more space for the gallery and a fantastic outdoor space.