As the pandemic has changed the way we live and work within our homes, people crave more natural light, a closer connection with nature, and simple, clean aesthetics. Many have renovated their homes with floor to ceiling windows that create an indoor/outdoor lifestyle and sliding glass doors allowing for seamless transition between the spaces
A seamless integration between indoor and outdoor spaces
Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces is part of biophilic design. Biophilic design is a building and interior design concept that highlights and boosts connection to nature with colour, texture, lighting, and natural materials.
Bringing nature closer to home is not a new idea, but over the past twenty years, the benefits of biophilic design have become increasingly quantified. Examples of biophilic design in practice, such as boosting natural light and using wood in buildings have been proven to have a positive effect on residents’ health and wellbeing.
Maximizing glass surfaces with Effex® Dura
While large surfaces of glass create more natural light and a connection with the outside, they also pose a challenge for the joinery. Thanks to its unique design with standing year rings and homogenous structure, Effex® Dura by Stora Enso has the load bearing strength to truly maximize glass surfaces. It is available in lengths of up to six metres and does not require other supporting structures, making it easier to open up the view and connect indoor spaces with the outdoors.
Stora Enso is a trusted provider with deep knowledge of component production and we specialize in producing tailor-made products ensuring quality every step of the way, from raw material to finish. The raw materials used are scanned with state-of-the-art technology to guarantee the best possible quality according to customer specification. With its multi-lamella structure on the visual side of the component, Effex® Dura product offers an attractive surface that can be stained or painted to match the building’s interior.
Balanced and relaxing environment with wood
Together with biophilic design, wood in indoor environments can help our well-being by reducing stress, improving creativity, and has an overall calming positive impact. Large windows and sliding doors bring nature even closer than before and flood the interior with natural light. With the added warmth of wood in Effex Dura, this creates a balanced and relaxing feel in the home.
Interested in finding out more about Effex Dura? Visit the Effex Dura product page and contact our sales team to learn more.