The windows and sliding doors for Luminato were selected for their quality, beauty, and energy-efficiency.
These windows use the “tilt-and-turn” approach to opening. With the handle at 90 degrees, the window angles inwards (tilts inwards) at the top. With the handle turned 180 degrees, the window opens in like a door (turns inwards). The tilt function is useful on a warm day for providing ventilation with minimal risk of disruption from a breeze or window slamming. The turn function allows maximum air circulation, brings the outdoors in, and makes cleaning easy.
The decision to use triple glazing rather than standard double glazing significantly improves the sound dampening effect of the windows.
Beyond energy and sound advantages, Luminato’s over-sized windows bring increased natural light into the unit and create an amazing sense of volume. In combination with the 10-foot-high ceilings and 8-foot doorways, they exponentially increase the feeling of spaciousness. By the way, the windows do not extend all the way to the floor, intentionally leaving a low wall that provides privacy and hides the legs of furniture.
Finally, the sleek look of the tilt and turn windows beautifully frame the city and water views.