Transitioning Concepts: Part One

Transitioning Concepts: Part One

As it is widely known, seamless transitions in architecture are essential. Moving from one space to another shouldn’t conjure any abrupt feelings and should simply guide the occupant. This is done in different areas of the built environment from the gradual stepping of structures, to the use of color from room to room. This month with the weather becoming so nice, we will begin to discuss the importance of seamless transitions from inside to out.


Architectural transitioning is comprised of three essential key components. Beginning with identifying what you are framing. Is the window or door that looks out capturing something in particular to make it more picturesque? Are you accounting for the way the sunlight will hit the glass and possibly create glare instead of a view? What is it that lies between the exterior wall and the end of the view?


These questions are a great starting point to identify exactly what you are looking to achieve. The ideal situation would have windows that are carefully placed at a height that allows you to take advantage of your beautiful back yard, or surrounding nature. The picturesque scene would highlight living nature and landscaping details. Having a small trellis in the scene is a classic element that also provides great function. If the trellis were to be south facing it can ease the glare as well as the solar gain in the summer.


A simple element of that nature combined with a glimpse of natural beauty can transform any space into a more ascetically pleasing atmosphere that never goes out of style. Think of it as a terrific one of a kind wall painting, or a photo that is clear not contrasted. We will leave you pondering this first component, stay tuned for the rest of the concept!


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