For new build projects, the choice of a minimalist modern window certainly represents the most appropriate solution (you can learn more about the topic in the previous article “Trends and characteristics of minimalist design windows and doors – part 1“). But what happens when we are faced with a pre-existing structure, be it an apartment, a period villa or a recovery project?
In this case, the evaluation process on which type of window would be the most appropriate becomes more complex, and number of factors and issues must be taken into consideration. Sometimes the most arduous task consists in knowing how to imagine what the finished result will look like, combining different materials and shapes to form a stylistically coherent whole.
> For Villa Ostuni, a window with a decidedly dark finish was chosen, in clear contrast to the walls: the efficient combination with the nuances of the furniture is the result of a far-sighted vision of the whole.
Below we will describe more in detail three different examples, focusing on the possible practical solutions and the resulting visual effects.
> In Villa Parma, for example, the wooden profiles of Skyline Minimal Frames collection are perfectly integrated into the context, representing the point of union between the old masonry and the new frame. The modern minimal look of the doors and windows matches both, the bricks and the concrete: oak wood recalls the warm colors of the former and the essential design echoes the linearity of the latter.
> In Villa Roma, the Skyline window, white colored according to the sample, appears as the ideal continuation of the walls which, like white canvases, are the background to the elements and primary colors of the furnishings. Another color would certainly not have produced the same visual effect.
> In Villa Firenze, a special wall made of stone and restored brick blends perfectly with a modern minimalist timber frame, thus balancing the rusticity and the visual weight of the wall texture.