Kati speaks with www.homeanatomy.com about high rise interior design and how to deal with light.
HA: How to balance wall treatments when so much is glass / preferred window treatments?
KC: Let the view be your art, and possibly intersperse sculptural pieces that don’t interfere with the view. Remember that sunshine can damage art, furniture, carpet and even wall paint. We recommend using UV filters on framed art.
The best way to treat the interior walls in a high-rise apartment is to provide privacy and light control without obstructing the views! Silent Gliss has an extremely flexible system that allows many different options for light control while still preserving the views.
HA: How to avoid fabric fading?
KC: Use fabrics that are suitable for outdoor or commercial use. Sunbrella has gorgeous, luxurious, residential fabrics that are soft to the touch and are completely stain and fade resistant.
HA: What about balancing against dramatically day/night views?
KC: The beauty of living in a high rise is that your interior space is constantly changing. This can also be challenging when selecting colors and lighting for your space. Stick with a fairly neutral palette that compliments the outdoor view, with punches of colors that pop at night. Lighting should be extremely flexible and task oriented.
HA: What are some new ideas relative to energy conservation (reduce A/C use)?
KC: The best way to reduce heat gain in high rise buildings is by using low-e glass which also filters harmful UV rays. You can also add a film to your windows. 3M makes a great product that is metal-free and eliminates these problems, performing to the industry's highest standards.
Photovoltaic panels can be used to harvest sunlight and generate electricity for the building.