"The ultimate in moving architecture. Massive glass, blade sharp stainless frames. Sliding roof, door or wall; horizontally, vertically or simply rotate. Effortless elegance at the touch of a button....". Read more
For 25 years the meia team have been designing, making and installing bespoke moving elements in architecture and are now considered world leaders in the creation of high quality automated moving architectural elements. Our unique range includes roofs, floors, windows, walls and access systems.
This is perhaps the most famous of our installations, as Grand Designs featured it with great delight back in 2005 and have not stopped re-showing it since, in the UK and across the globe.
Due to planning restrictions this roof was fitted to a house that was permitted no windows to the front or side walls, and hence the main space relies entirely on the opening roof for its light, ambiance, and ventilation.
Its size is not huge and equates to roughly 25% of the area of the room beneath, but it has an impact that significantly transforms the entire house. Many would say such a roof is the key to unlocking an otherwise impossible site for development.
With a floor to ceiling height in the room below of approximately 3m this roof has three panes and a super low profile pitch. The roof slides away from the hole completely or can be left almost closed in a vent position, which opens the seals without allowing rainwater ingress.
Although now ten years old the roof still looks as new, and will do for many decades to come, due to the use of stainless steel in its construction.
Whether open in the day for the sun or at night for the stars, the breeze and the view says it all.