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Open Plan Residence

10 m2 of shaped privacy smart glass offers a modern solution to open plan residence.

Project Story

A private resident in Newcastle Upon Tyne recently employed privacy smart glass technology to increase the style and functionality of a unique living space. This modern, loft-style residence boasts an airy aesthetic, with a double-height ceiling and balcony leading to a spacious bedroom from the ground floor.

However, the desirable aspects of this design element – such as increased natural light and an open-plan feel – present privacy issues for the bedroom. Because of the window’s non-traditional shape and location, curtains and blinds for privacy were out of the question, so the resident decided to get creative by utilising privacy smart glass to solve this issue.

10 m2 of shaped privacy smart glass was installed in place of the original window, providing on-demand privacy without compromising on style, light, or aesthetic. Privacy smart glass uses electrical currents to activate the unique smart glass properties. The transformation can be triggered via a range of wall switches, remote controls, movement sensors or timers, tailored to each user’s individual needs. Numerous variations of privacy switchable glass are available, including colour tinted, fire rated, double glazed, and curved.

Smartglass International worked very closely with both contractor and client to ensure the product met all requirements regarding shape and size for this bespoke project. This being a residential project, Smartglass took extra care to deliver the product in a timely manner so as not to interrupt the lives of the residents.

Suitable for use in all residential spaces requiring privacy at a flick of a switch, Privacy smart glass brings both style and functionality to any project. For optimum flexibility when working to fulfil clients’ design aspirations, Smartglass International offers a hands-on service and professional advice to overcome any architectural challenges along the way.

Smartglass International partners closely with clients and approved third parties to ensure that each installation is tailored to the specific design and requirements of the end user. Supported by competitive pricing, a superior product, and quick turn-around, this responsive approach ensures Smartglass is an internationally renowned leader in switchable glass solutions.

To find out more about this project, or to enquire about how smart glass technology could enhance your latest development, contact Smartglass International for expert advice and a quote.

As a returning customer looking to add more privacy to my bedroom, Smartglass International were very efficient in determining my requirements, aiding with the technical aspects & supporting my contractor with all the relevant information to undertake the project. Great Product, Great Service.

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Open Plan Residence


Newcastle, UK

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