It’s True – Gorgeous Atriums Create a More Cheerful Home
Today, you can turn a courtyard or atrium into much more than just a large light well that sits at the heart of your home.
Once a common feature in ancient Roman buildings, they are less common in the U.S today. However, a growing number of practicing architects are once again incorporating atria into their designs, partly due to the popularity of homes built by Joseph Eichler.
Bring the Outdoors In
Atria add a new dimension to your space; rooms become larger, air flows in a freer fashion, and more light enters your home. And what’s more, atria fit with any design scheme. From rustic to ultra modern, an atrium with a retractable skylight is perfect no matter your style.
Those living in homes with an atrium are bathed with sunlight, helping to combat seasonal stress. In addition, secondary rooms with access to the glass windows receive a satisfying and natural illumination level, perfect for creating a Zen-like meditation space.
You Don’t Need To Fear Hot Or Cold
Whether you live in a cold climate or a warm one, there will be times when you would like to enclose your atrium and others when you would like to leave it open to fresh air. Neither a fixed skylight nor an open design can adapt to changing weather and seasons. The answer a retractable skylight. Our custom retractable skylights bring spaces to life and add value to your home. They open up to let in beautiful, warm weather and close up when it’s cold or raining, offering owners year-round enjoyment in unique, naturally lit dramatically beautiful spaces.
What We Can Do
Accommodate When Space is Limited for Retracting
Configure to Retract in Short or Long Direction
Open in Sections or Glide as a Single Unit
Custom Design and Engineering
Retractable Atrium Roof Examples
A retractable glass roof can be engineered for just about any type of residential atrium, including both flat and peaked roofs.