Opening a living room onto a garden
DESIGN IDEA: Ensure that there is some form of doorway, window bay or window seat creating strong links into garden areas. A window sill should be low (say 500mm above floor level) to allow a bedbound person or someone in a chair to see out. There might also be a shelf to hold some pot plants.
PROJECT: .The image above shows a large sliding window that was added to an existing building. The full extent of the window can slide open to enhance the connection between the room and the yard. The sill was kept low to ensure that there was good vision out into the courtyard. It was also sheltered and made wide enough to allow able-bodied people to use it as a bench seat.