The invention of the roof window significantly changed our concept of interior design and architectural design. At the origin of this revolutionary creation: the Danish brand Velux. For nearly 40 years, it has been developing its eponymous windows which bring light, ventilation and comfort to our roof spaces. In constant evolution, Velux windows are now available in different formats and adapted to each room in the house (skylights in the bathroom, cathedral living rooms, bedrooms, etc.). The brand continues today to reflect on the comfort of the home with its new project called "Air and Light House". Explanations.
70 years of creations
It was in 1941 that the first Velux was born in a school in Zealand. Designed by Danish engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen, this test model will quickly prove to be conclusive, providing natural light and controlled ventilation in the attic of the school. A year later, the patent was filed under the name of VELUX! (Ve for ventilation and Lux from Latin "light"). In the aftermath of the war, the destruction of new housing prompted architects to imagine new ideas to optimize existing buildings. The roof window therefore appears as an ingenious solution which makes it possible to create, in attics, new living spaces benefiting from openings and light. The Velux brand will therefore experience a tremendous boom, which has continued to grow until today.
In addition to roof windows of various shapes, the Velux brand offers a range of products ranging from home automation kits to roller blinds. Since its creation, Velux has endeavored to find solutions to optimize its windows and adapt them to each room.
A reflection on the habitat of tomorrow
"Improving the living environment through the entry of natural light and fresh air through the roof". This desire, which has become the company's motto, is illustrated in a policy of constant innovation. The Danish brand is now engaged in a deep reflection on sustainable housing as well as the climate problems and challenges that we face. The launch of the "Air and Light House" project aims to combine energy efficiency, quality architecture, comfort of life and use of renewable energies. In France, the Air et Lumière house is built in Verrières-le-Buisson (91) and has a living area of 135 m² on a double level. For a period of six months, it will be open to visitors before being inhabited.