Harbrook Fine Windows, Doors & Hardware recently worked with regional architects and builders on a number of award-winning contemporary projects. "Trends in contemporary design allow us to operate on that creative edge of balancing highly efficient product technology with modern building science," says Tom Brooks, President of Harbrook.
Harbrook's showroom, at 47 Railroad Avenue, Albany , features new contemporary Marvin products such as the Panoramic Lift-and-Slide Door, awning and gliding windows, retractable screens, interior pleaded shades, and architectural hardware featuring Rocky Mountain.
Contemporary design in windows and doors typically functions to bring natural light into the building's interior, to maximize views from the interior and exterior, and to blend the natural environment with the building's aesthetics. Options like narrow frames, square sticking and retractable screens retain the open lines and clean profiles for unobstructed views typical in contemporary window and door choices. "Modern designs allow for creative and unique window and door solutions in order to achieve high-performing products, unique styling, thermal efficiency, visual impact, and aesthetic harmony with natural surroundings," says Brooks.