With almost the entire eastern façade of the Breezway Head Office (in Australia) made up of a wall of Altair Louvre Windows there are two characteristics of our building that most visitors comment on….1) How pleasant it is to feel the breeze and 2) How much natural light streams into our building.
There’s another aspect that I really enjoy which few visitors get to see because it only happens first thing in the morning when the sun is low in the sky – and that is the light patterns caused by the angled, open blades.
Our Altair Louvre Windows have green tinted glass blades to reduce the amount of heat entering the building in the form of sunlight. The sunlight passing through the tinted blades and the sunlight passing between the tinted blades forms geometric patterns on the walls and floors. The open clips add additional interesting patterns.
For around an hour the sunlight also reflects off the tops of the blades and forms patterns on the ceiling.
Possibly my favourite light effect (and also the trickiest to photograph) is the rainbows on the floor created by the sunlight refracting through the edges of the glass blades.