Saturday, 25 December 2010

Magical Light

Polycarbonate, the plastic material commonly used for greenhouse roofs, features prominently in our house. The bedroom walls are made of polycarbonate. We initially used it to get more light into the rooms that only have windows in the roof. What we hadn't bargained for was the gorgeous light effects it creates. 

When sun light comes through the roof lights and through the polycarbonate wall, the light is refracted, and splays out across the living area. 

Artificial lights create magical effects.
Fun can be had with Photoshop.
We have a bridge with a polycarbonate floor. This has the great advantage in that you can see when small people are on their way.
And more importantly you can see when dinosaurs are on their way.
And last but not least, the Christmas tree has a magical je ne sais quoi.
Merry Christmas!


  1. What a fantastic idea! Next time I have to knock out a wall I'm putting in some of these.

  2. Yep, they're pretty fab. As well as creating lovely twinkles they also give illusions of space, by letting the daylight flow through.

  3. Hey,

    We want to make an underground greenhouse that people can walk ontop of. I'd love to talk to you about your use of polycarbanate. We're thinking thick, multiwalled poly floor with a steel space frame underneath it. Check out our recent news story. We'll be on PBS national TV next month.

    Brian at arcologynow dot com

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