Our house is one of the most intimate spaces we have, but when does a house become our home? That is an interesting question because we all feel the need to settle in. When we start to decorate our place with objects and other accessories, it immediately looks more familiar.
Thanks to the linguistic distinction between the words ‘home’ and ‘house’, where the affective component emerges strongly over the standard function of the house as a shelter, the English are well aware of this issue. This pandemic has redefined the boundaries of our lives, confining us to specific spaces: home and work. These two places are essential because it’s where we spend most of our time. Today, more than ever, our house has taken the value of an exclusive refuge, forcing us to rethink our needs and priorities in terms of living and the value we give to these spaces. The new perception of the house wants to be unified.
An interesting example of a practical solution in this direction is the winter garden. This type of location has always been one of the most evocative and dreamy spaces in a house, where the inside and the outside mix together. The idea is to create a continuous living space, using part of the existing garden or terrace; an “extra” space between social life and comfort, such as a small sitting room or dining room. The most suitable products to create a winter garden are the Bioclimatic Pergolas. These are avant-garde, high-tech structures made of aluminium.
They allow maximum comfort in both aesthetically and thermally, controlling temperature, light and ventilation thanks to a natural modulation of wind and sun due to the covering, with adjustable or retractable slats. Another solution can be to cover the roof with a PVC wrap-around awning. The sliding roof provides a darkening and waterproofing effect.
The structure could be closed on all sides. This type of closure is usually achieved by specific windows and doors, for example, the full-glass sliding model. Through a system of tracks perfectly hidden, the windows can slide until they overlap with a great result – excellent thermal insulation with the charm of a perfectly transparent wall.