Something overlooked on a lot of architectural design is how the structure is going to look in the rain, or maybe what people will see when they look out the windows. Gutters for both large and small architecture can help influence the look and feel of a structure whenever the weather is less that sunny. If seamless gutters are installed, the illusion of a dry building while its raining is not impossible. From the inside of the building people will be able to look out the windows more easily and no one will be cleaning windows all the time.
Seamless gutters have added a lot of beauty to many structures, including the world famous “tar de’legance” in Paris. A structure so incredibly beautiful, and at first glance you can’t even notice the gutters on the building. We contacted Dan Ratchard, owner at Bespoke Guttering seamless gutters specialists and he had this to say:
” I see inspiration in everything that i use to influence my design. People often build amazing buildings, but don’t put any consideration in how their gutters should look. Seamless gutters are incredibly important to a modern look and design. ”
Architects and builders alike have tried for a long time to get buildings to look beautiful in the rain, and the use of gutters to do so has been paramount in the need to use them. This article by Architectural Digest explains exactly why, and was also discussed in our earlier article about Green Building.
A buildings profile is dictated by the elements and style that an architect will decide to use in a sort of visual self expression. Since something like gutters are a utility, then it’s important to make sure they aren’t an eyesore. This takes creativity on behalf of the architect, and those that help put beautiful structures together. An architect is both a scholar and artist, and uses structures to express themselves. Gutters, though they can be eye-sores, don’t have to be.