In the former home of Amandus VanQuaille, he created high windows with a height of nearly 5 metres, capturing the evening sun at golden hour.
To protect the home from overheating during summer time, he designed a seasonal sun shade. The organic form contrasts to the geometric straight forms of the house (designed in 2000 by Amandus). The sail had to be airy, not covering the windows completely: above the sail, the sky is visible and the sun is partly allowed in the house to enjoy the golden evening light into the house. Underneath the sail, the garden is fully visible from the interior. That is an important difference to the usual sun blinds and sun protection that hides the garden partly during the most sunny and beautiful period of the year!
The sun sail is a rain shelter at once. The fabrics used by The Nomad Concept are 100% waterproof and UV-resistant. But they don’t feel like plastic and are not shiny: they feel haptic and cosy, as a normal woven structure. Nonetheless, they are of the highest possible quality in the world, very dirt resistant, easy to maintain and extremely durable.
The fabric can vary from 20% up to 40% light translucency, avoiding a dark interior.
I really may say that such a sail is a fantastic addition to the house: a seasonal sail of The Nomad Concept is a second room outdoors. From late spring to early autumn, we lived outside. The relaxed family atmosphere under such a design sail is a real luxury.
Coming home in the evening, relaxing with family and friends, enjoying the smell of flowers, fresh air and nice food. If I believe in luxury, it is the luxury of living outdoors.