Tilt and Turn Windows: A Contemporary Window Design


One of the greatest shortcomings of the architectural styles and designs used by post-independence architects in India is the use of large windows without complementing them with tightfitting shutters. The high need for ventilation and light in Indian homes was addressed but nothing was done to tackle the dirt, dust, grime, rain, and dew that comes in. Windows of this era were rudimentary remains of colonial architecture. Spaced window bars and wooden frames with shuttered panels that open outward – this remained the stereotype for windows in Indian buildings till about the 1970s.

The 1980s brought a flourish of new age architecture. With the need for new residential and office properties increasing, window bars became close set and more ornate and the frames changed from wood to metal. This also brought in one wonderful improvement – the glass window pane. Unfortunately, nothing much was done to address the issues of pollution, rainwater, noise, and interference. At about this time the weather change and socio-economic development also prompted more home and office establishments to get air conditioning and heating systems. The casement windows and sliding windows used at this time were grossly underequipped to handle the leakage. Energy efficiency was highly lacking in these windows. Predictably this kept the homes and offices colder in winters and warmer in summers leading to higher energy bills
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Contemporary designers have started to fix these issues with the innovative use of modern window designs and by using material (glass and frame material) that make for ergonomic designs and smart homes. One such contemporary window that makes for a great deal of energy efficiency without compromising on ventilation and natural lighting is the Tilt and Turn Window.

The Tilt and Turn Window is a simple yet beautiful and elegant window that can be very versatile. The top of the window can be tilted open for draft and rain free ventilation. It is perfect for times when you want to enjoy the petrichor during the monsoons without letting raindrops dampen the carpet or interiors. It is a stunning mix of design and functionality. For additional ventilation, the Tilt and Turn window can be swung inwards. This is perfect airing the home and office spaces.

While the design element is stunning, let us take a closer look at the options we can pick to make the Tilt and Turn Window truly perfect for our modern homes and offices. AIS Windows offers a choice of three materials for window frames – wood, aluminium, and uPVC. uPVC windows are the perfect choice when it comes to durability, aesthetics, and low maintenance functionality. Similarly, AIS Windows also offers a number of glass options. These are processed and toughened glasses coated with chemicals to reduce radiation and heat passage while allowing a great deal of natural light. Some of these are also sound-proof and have enhanced security features.

By smartly combining the Tilt and Turn Window with energy saving glass and a uPVC profile one can create a stunning but smart window solution that saves on energy but keeps away the dust, noise, and seepage. All this in a stylish and chic package of course. Like windows, uPVC doors too do a great deal to enhance the beauty of our homes and office spaces and provide the perfect solution to saving energy and keeping out the dust, pollution, and humidity.