预制天窗最初是为家庭住宅而设计,如今仍然普遍应用于居家环境中,如阁楼扩建。 福斯特建筑事务所与 Velux 合作,设计出一种价格合理、简单实用且可持续的模块化天窗,可广泛用于各种建筑类型,从办公室到学校、零售空间和酒店等皆有涵盖。 这种高度灵活的解决方案可用于打造单个天窗、长型天井甚至覆盖整个中庭。 该系列中的三种天窗旨在满足不同的大小、布局和功能要求。 为了与事务所许多办公室项目的精致美感保持一致,这些天窗均运用了简洁的设计细节,并且可由隐藏式电机巧妙驱动。 大量控制部件的运用便于调整或限制房间的通风状况、采光量以及太阳热能效应。 可选的纱窗还可专门用来阻隔眩光,防止日照加热。 自动通风模块有助于提供烟囱式的自然通风效果,可在排出污浊空气的同时吸入新鲜空气。 该系统的设计力求在环保和可持续性方面超越传统天窗,并使用拉制玻璃纤维和聚氨酯 HELO® 复合框架,实现高水平的热力性能。 尽管强度相似,但拉制框架的导热性比铝材低 700 倍,且其能耗也更低。 结合双层或三层玻璃构件和非常低的坡度选择,该天窗提供了市面上最低的 U 值之一:框架组装完整后单位面积的耗电量介于 1.0 kWh/m2 至 1.5 kWh/m2 之间。 此外,该预制结构还可提供工厂组装级别的高质量,并能将标准化泛水构件牢固安装在建筑商预留的简单竖立构件顶部。 这就消除了现场装配玻璃和组装硅脂接头的需要,从而减少了安装时间。

开发项目

可持续性

Form + Massing

Roof lights are automatically controlled to allow for natural ventilation, using energy efficient motors. With high thermal resistance in the frame - which is better than aluminium and PVC and comparable to wood - the product has the best thermal performance of any roof light on the market.

Mobility + Connectivity

To minimise packaging waste, Velux are developing a system of packaging reuse. The roof light has a standard packaging size to minimise waste, and allow for easy storage and transportation.

Materials + Waste

The product is designed for modular construction, improving the efficiency of manufacture and reducing waste. The frame material contains high pre-consumer recycled content and is made from non-toxic materials. It can be crushed and used as road fill, if disposed of. Lifecycle analysis shows the roof light has a better environmental profile than traditional aluminium skylights, due to the framing materials superb ability to reduce air gaps.

Water

Storm testing revealed that the roof lights are waterproof under the most extreme of conditions.

Culture + Heritage

Designed to be unobtrusive, the lights reduce potential aesthetic concerns for historical buildings. The lights have an innovative, near vertical use option for flexibility.

Wellbeing

High thermal resistance maximises daylight whilst minimising solar gain. The system contains automated blinds and operable windows, allowing human control and improved comfort.

Prosperity

Maintenance costs are reduced through concealed integrated motors, that require less maintenance. The modular construction means specialist installers are less likely to be required, reducing installation costs.

Planning for Change

Modular design means that the roof light can be used for a range of projects. The design was corrosion and full weather tested and has a 60 year guarantee, one of the longest guarantees on the market.

Performance in Use

The performance results from in-depth testing and analysis conclude it is among the best performing roof lights currently available.