Shapes of modern houses reflect the character and preferences of their owners. Even though these shapes stand out against the background of traditional buildings, they fit perfectly into the natural environment. This solution is particularly appreciated by people who want to be close to nature. It’s no wonder that the owners of the house in Józefów opted for simple, geometric shapes with large glazed areas.
Marki, a town of slightly more than 30,000 residents, located just half an hour’s drive from Warsaw. A picturesque neighbourhood dominated by green areas, parks and forests. An ideal place to live for families who appreciate the proximity of a large metropolis, while wishing to enjoy the charms of a quiet surroundings.
ATLANTA | UNITED STATES
For several days, the balcony windows FGH-V Galeria FAKRO have been the new "star" in the American show. We could admire the windows in the third episode of the first season of the popular series "Instant Dream Home" available on the Netflix platform. The program is available not only in the USA, but also in many other European countries.
GROESBEEK | NETHERLANDS
The owners of this lovely house carried out a comprehensive modernisation outside. When renovating the façade, they decided to equip their largest windows with a modern and comfortable solution. They chose FAKRO VMZ Solar awning blinds, which successfully get rid of the problem of excessive heat gain in the room.
ROOSENDAAL | NETHERLANDS
The owners of the house in Roosendaal (Netherlands) decided to adapt an unused attic. Since one of them is an architect, they knew exactly what they needed and what effects they wanted to achieve. Today, the modernised attic is mostly used as a home office. FAKRO roof windows have brought a completely new atmosphere there.
BREDA | NETHERLANDS
The space under the roof of this Dutch house has been completely transformed into a stylish bedroom. Where once there was a dark attic with only one small skylight, now there is a lovely bedroom abundant in natural light. Four FAKRO roof windows breathed there a new life.
GROESBEEK | NETHERLANDS
The owners of this modern house in Groesbeek have recently renovated their kitchen. The corner windows present there did not let much sunlight in. For this reason, they decided to take advantage of the original roof to install there additional windows to illuminate and brighten the interior. Roof windows fitted high in the ceiling allow in a maximum amount of light that gives joy and stimulates to work. See how does the place where delicious food is made look now.
BERG EN DAL | NETHERLANDS
Heuvelrijk is a hotel built on the slopes of Berg en Dal hill very close to the German border. This quiet village with a picturesque landscape around is an ideal place to relax, while at the same time offering many opportunities for enthusiasts of hiking and cycling.
GLIWICE | POLAND
The new building of the Local Centre for Integration and Social Services in Gliwice was created with the local community in mind. Its role is to serve all generations, from children and young people to the elderly, and above all, to help socially excluded people acquire professional and social skills.
TREVISO | ITALYBarely a few kilometres from the Venetian Lagoon the H-Farm campus is located. One of the most important innovation centres in Europe was built in the 40-hectare del Silo Park following the principles of sustainable development. The centre provides all residents with comfort and well-being.
KATOWICE | POLAND
The Under the Chestnuts housing estate was built in an attractive location surrounded by forests. It is an investment of the KTBS Social Housing Society in Katowice in compliance with the program named “Apartments for rent with access to ownership”. The project involved construction of 24 residential buildings referring to the historic building pattern of Katowice’s Giszowiec district.
TRIESTE | ITALY
The new luxurious DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is located in Piazza della Repubblica in Trieste. The building built at the beginning of the last century as the seat of the Adriatic Assembly has undergone an extensive, two-year renovation.
POZNAŃ | POLAND
When strolling through Jeżyce you can come across a number of charming pubs and restaurants with delicious cuisine. These places attract visitors with their atmospheric interiors as well. As it turns out, not only Jeżyce restaurants have good interiors, an example of which is the PL.architekci architectural studio.
KRASNODAR | RUSSIA
This modern interior designed in grey colouring features a va-riety of forms. Large glazing surfaces and roof window com-binations let plenty of natural light into the office situated in Krasnodar to make it more vivid. They highlight the surface structure of walls, floors and furniture. Wooden elements have been added to warm the interior.
MŁYNISKO | POLAND
In the village of Młynisko, an architect created for himself a house with a clean and timeless design. Large spaces are comfortable and abundant in natural light. From the outside, the building has been designed to be simple and aesthetically pleasing, while its surroundings are dominated by soothing natural greenery. Applying modern joinery products allowed to bring an ideal living space into existence.
KIELCE | POLAND
Thanks to its unique shape, the Kielce’s bus station has been the city’s showcase from its very beginning. However, its turbulent several dozen years history has finally come full circle. The building has come a long way: from being the city’s symbol through total ruin and back to its best. FAKRO has also contributed to this revival. But let’s start from the beginning…
LUSOWO | POLAND
In Lusowo, near Poznań, a house adapted to the owner’s needs and interestingly integrated into the surroundings was built. This bright and friendly interior was created using a number of solutions. The project has been recognized with the prestigious SARP Award 2019 in the single-family house category.
EDE | NETHERLANDS
At the end of 2019, a military barrack in Ede (the Netherlands) was transformed into seven houses and one daycare centre. One of the spearheads of the renovation was that the exterior of the building would remain exactly as it was.
KIEV | UKRAINE
An increasing number of exciting housing projects can be observed in Ukraine. New housing estates offer many intelligent solutions that allow owners to design their apartments according to their individual needs. Let us present you one of such projects.
PERSINGEN | NETHERLANDS
In the smallest village of The Netherlands, Persingen, an old farm was transformed into a dream villa. Take a look at this building with a large annex. This spacious villa is characterized by a perfect combination of FAKRO daylight solutions and the vertical windows and doors of the exclusive FAKRO INNOVIEW line.
CHICAGO | USA
Chicago can boast with modern apartments that provide comfort of use and stand out with their sophisticated interior design. Convenient access to a flat roof, filled with photovoltaic panels, is ensured by sensational and innovative DRF access roof lights by FAKRO.
A modern zero-energy housing estate was built in the town of Ermelo, Netherlands. A wallet-friendly project of 39 economical apartments impresses with its smart solutions and care for natural environment. The use of unusual ideas allowed to fill the interiors with natural light.
GLIWICE | POLAND
Damaged and dirty facade of this former warehouse situated in Gliwice did not encourage people to get inside. The building, once fulfilling a practical function, was neglected for years and scared with dark damp spots on the walls and areas of exposed, bare brick.
MOSCOW | RUSSIA
Moscow is the capital of Russia and one of the largest European cities. A city whose architecture distinguished by splendour and diversified form makes it stand out from other places. In one of the attic spaces in the centre of Moscow there is situated a living room different than any other as it is multi-functional where everyone can find something to enjoy.
RICHMOND | VIRGINIA | USA
A modern design of the multi-family building stands out against the background of the urban layout of Richmond which is the capital of Virginia and one of the oldest cities in the United States. The building is characterised by a number of windows featuring large glazing area and a fashionable, interesting facade.
VIENNA | AUSTRIA
In a residential district of Vienna a corner house from the late 19th century was completely renovated. With low-energy FTT/U U8 Thermo roof windows equipped with ARZ Z-Wave roller shutters residents save costs for heating and cooling and thus protect the climate.
ZAANDAM | NETHERLANDS
The attic in private house from the ‘80’s gained modern look and extra space with an abundance of natural light thanks to the EDT dormer. Nowadays, the inhabitants can enjoy a beautiful view of the polder of Amsterdam. The house is situated in a row of similar houses in the city of Zaandam (near Amsterdam).
ViILLALBA DE RIOJA | SPAIN
Imagine strolling through the narrow streets of Spain, passing by hundred-year-old stone houses and the view of the vineyards far in the distance… Here in the province of La Rioja there is one building standing out from the rest – the Palace that once belonged to the noble family of the Counts of Cirac.
LANZENKIRCHEN | AUSTRIA
With the awning blind VMZ Solar for vertical windows FAKRO brings a pleasant learning atmosphere into the classroom of elementary school in Lanzenkirchen.
BOLINAS | USA
It was a rainy day in 2008 when in a quiet place far away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, the present owner discovered a house wrapped in a yellow warning tape. The building was in a terrible condition, but it was enough to look around to understand that the place where it stands is magical. It was then when an ambitious idea of renovation has originated.
ALMERE I NETHERLANDS
WikiHouse has been a popular concept in the home construction scene for quite some time. Nowadays this concept is gaining popularity in countries all over Europe, such as the WikiHouse project in Almere, the Netherlands. Building your own house, how does that work?
EDE I NETHERLANDS
In the city of Ede in the centre of the Netherlands, a former military barrack is being transformed into all sorts of different building types. The first part is transformed into houses and a daycare centre for toddlers. Thanks to the combination of roof windows, the interior gained an abundance of natural light.
BLARICUM I NETHERLANDS
Two penthouses of the modern villa placed in Blaricum have been flooded with natural light. Thanks to large glazing units the inhabitants can enjoy the view of the picturesque Blaricum, municipality and village in the province of North Holland.
BRUSSELS | BELGIUM
The new headquarters of the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting of Wallonia has been designed in the historic centre of Brussels. The transformation of the existing building allowed us to apply modern and highly aesthetic solutions.
GLIWICE | POLAND
As the modernisation is completed, the Neumann’s Villa presents its modern face while retaining historic character. The final effect of the work dazzles with pure white that covers all elements of the building. The applied solutions have favourably improved operational properties and made the view of the villa breathtaking.
KATOWICE | POLAND
The abundance of natural light entering through FAKRO roof windows to the building of the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia ensures a lot of positive energy and willingness to act for people who spend their time inside. Thanks to the applied solutions, once you enter the building, you do not want to leave it anymore. The modern facility provides students with an inspiring space for development, while the University employees with enviable, functional and comfortable place to work.
MOSCOW | RUSSIA
Poorly illuminated private library situated within the attic space in one of the single-family houses in Russia has been completely transformed. From now on, reading enthusiasts can enjoy a bright space with an abundance of natural light filling the interior by means of seven roof windows. The family owes a modern, yet a cosy design to interior designers involved in producing TV show presenting modernisation of attics.
STYLCHYN PENINSULA | POLAND
The south of Poland delights with breathtaking landscapes with mountains in the background intersected by a number of rivers flowing through green forests and meadows. In one of such picturesque places you can come across the Shepherd's Cottage – a house situated by Czorsztyn Lake, which surprises with its form and mix of modernity and tradition.
MOSCOW | RUSSIA
Until now, the attic space in one of Moscow's single-family house has been used as a “football” pitch. Undeveloped area inspired its residents to spend time actively. However, their desire was to change the attic into a more functional one. That is why the family eagerly joined TV show thanks to which they could expect designer and practical attic design.
BRZEŹNO | POLAND
The Brzeźno Palace has been renovated, equipped with historic furniture and arranged in a truly noble style of the past. Rooms within the attic space have been livened up by providing them with an abundance of natural light. Thanks to the use of FAKRO roof windows, guests of the Palace can admire the view of the 200-year-old park founded around a network of water ponds in a natural forest of approx. 3.5 ha.
BARI | ITALY
The new headquarters of the Regional Council of Puglia were completed in mid-2017 with FTU-V P5 White Polyurethane-Coated (PU) Centre Pivot Windows with Anti-Burglary Glazing installed in the mixed use building.