The modern sun room originated in England. In the early days, the sun room was usually built in classical and Gothic style, which were built of masonry structure with large windows and glass roofs. Since 1746, the British government began to levy a high glass tax. At that time, only the nobles with great wealth were able to build the sun rooms. In fact, in the middle ages, owning a sun room was no less than owning a luxurious villa in modern times.
By the end of the 19th century, steel structure and curved glass were used more and more widely, and the style of sun rooms became more and more varied.
Since entering the 21st century, with the improvement of the domestic economic level and people’s yearning and pursuit of a better quality of life, sun rooms have developed rapidly in China.
Tianjin NorthGlass has spent two years building a modern glass sun room – a large-span super glass sun room, which is mainly used for exhibitions, receptions and meetings. The glass of the whole structure is divided into three system solutions: daylighting roof, south-west façade and north-east façade.
Different glass configurations are used according to the time and temperature changes of sun exposure: the roof adopts ultra-clear heat mirror triple silver Low-E laminated insulating glass and 8000x2000mm extra-large span glass, which not only ensures the roof lighting, but also makes the roof glass remaining clean for years; the ultra-clear structural glass is used as the railing around the corridor, with a length of nearly 18 meters; the four façades of the sun room are all sliding doors that can be opened to account for 70 percent of the total perimeter, which is convenient for ventilation.
NorthGlass’ sun room adopts the structure of double glass four cavities, and the inner part adopts imported heat mirrors, with the same thermal insulation performance, but the overall weight of the glass is reduced by more than 50 percent. According to the measurement, the shading coefficient (SC value) of the four curtain walls of the NorthGlass’ sun room is 0.15, the heat transfer coefficient (U value) is 0.4, and the transmission of ultraviolet ray is close to 0.
“Due to the limitation of technical and technological level, the effect of many traditional sun rooms is not ideal. It’s either too cold in winter or too hot in summer. I just want to take advantage of our professional knowledge and technical ability to build a comfortable sun room in the hottest summer and the coldest winter,” said Gao Qi, vice president of NorthGlass and general manager of Tianjin NorthGlass, “After the completion of the NorthGlass’ sun room, many customers came to Tianjin NorthGlass for inspection, and the evaluation of the sun room was very high. Last summer, many Japanese and Hong Kong customers came to our company. As soon as they entered the sun room, they strongly suggested that the meeting should be held here. The response was beyond my expectations.”
The fixed indoor decoration of the sun room forms a sharp contrast with the surrounding landscape that changes with the weather and seasons, and the close contact with nature makes people linger. The ultra-modernist design style offers endless imagination, carrying beauty, letting people bathe in natural air and enjoying peace and comfort.
This classic collocation and originality from outside to inside and attention to detail not only makes the glass of NorthGlass look like a work of art, but also makes the sun room bright and shining.