Interior rooms without an access to exterior wall or which restricts the daylight into the room are nowadays a common problem. To give a solution to it, a wall with an extended fixed clear glass surface can be built – This wall gathers all the light from the adjacent rooms and capitalises the unreflective nature of the wall surfaces and diffuse it to the bedroom.
Toilet windows if space is limited – Translucent glass preferred-And that can be achieved by Sand blasting or acid etching or textured or laminated which keeps the transparency intact.
Because translucent materials reflect, absorb and scatter light, they make great walls for natural ventilation. The degree of translucency will affect how much light is scattered. Diffused light is comfortable and limits eye strain.
Providing auditory but no visual privacy – If the semi private zone is smaller in size then the only obvious choice is to have full length windows that would create a fake second space, in which the room size will get widened, than making the room look crampy and overcrowded.
The old mechanism of the clerestorey style, like in the Egyptian temples and Romans basilicas, extensively practiced for ages in architecture, which has an effective way of cooling and regulating the temperature inside the room with its natural mechanism. This works very well with any room with four walls constraint.
The Stairwell – Natural conduit for illuminating to the stairs lower level. A complete glazing or a skylight is more effective for borrowing some light source into the room.The combination of glass guard and white wall is providing light source for the surrounding rooms. A solid wall used here would have changed the space dramatically.
The interior windows-wether clear or frosted, there are plenty of functionals to borrow light from outside. These windows arent subjected to the same weathering liked the exterior windows. They should be openable especially down onto the stairwell because the natural conducive force can help passively to illuminate the floor.
Functional delight aside interior windows can provide unexpected delight. In this project you see the bar room is connected to the powder room-and why so? Its these connections that make architecture interesting. Linking space doesn’t always have to make sense functionally or otherwise.
Skylights – because the sky above is a giant light source, its hard to find any other efficient means for natural ventilation. It can be used in conjunction with a interior atrium or light well and surrounded by reflective walls to increase its efficiency.
Painting the surface with higher sheen paint further helps distribute the light into the room.