Sliding Windows Stay Invisible When You Invite the Outside In
Just because it's nippy there in Fairbanks (or Madison or Denver) doesn't mean you want to give up on a hot-tub-like bathing experience. That's when you don't want a window to call attention to itself. And you'd like the option of sliding the window open to let in the warm air, breezes, and robin songs when the weather turns mild and inviting. The slider controls can be easily reached and operated even while bathing.This bathtub with its deck to ceiling window achieves everything you're asking for. The unadorned sliding window lets the garden plants provide a natural frame, while the simple white garden wall and the trees behind it provide both privacy and shade. Note how the sliding window also becomes part of the rectilinear geometry of the architecture. The glass block wall, square, tub deck, and garden wall vary the sizes of the rectangles, and the circular tub becomes the one major curving element to keep it all from getting boring.