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Bimba Mirrors Across Nepal’s Hotel Scene

Namsay Hotel Bimba worked its magic throughout Namsay Hotel, lighting up every nook and cranny with mirrors. First is the reception area, greeting you with a ceiling adorned with mirror tiles, catching the light just right to give off the golden, luxurious glow.   Next is the courtyard styled in traditional Newari “falcha” style. Standard Mirrors are placed on each side to bounce the reflection around, making the space feel alive and bright. Right in the middle sits a brass flower vessel adding more depth. On the other hand, the intricate wood carvings depict a typical Newari décor theme. We have also placed mirror tiles in the sitting area, behind the sofa. It is effortlessly expanding the room’s dimensions with their clever play of light, showcasing the versatility of mirror in hotel decor. Beside them, a Thanka painting hangs proudly, adding a splash of culture. Hotel Le Himalaya Aluminum Framed Mirrors have simple and minimalistic design, making it a perfect match for any space, and so are a top pick for many. At Hotel Le Himalaya, we installed varied shapes of gold-toned aluminum framed mirrors in the bathrooms. One is an oval mirror that pairs perfectly with the black marble wall, and glossy quartz countertop, adding sheen and glamour. The other is a rectangular mirror that suits the greyish marble wall, giving a modern vibe, and an open and airy feeling. Hotel Himalaya At Hotel Himalaya, we’ve enhanced the bathroom experience with our latest smart LED mirror featuring a customized defogging feature. This large, rectangular front-lit LED mirror not only illuminates the space and provides clear reflections but also clears away any mist, ensuring guests start their day with a crystal-clear view. It’s a perfect blend of practicality and modern sophistication, adding a touch of luxury to their stay. Hotel Forest Inn At Hotel Forest Inn, we have added a special touch with custom-made tinted mirrors. Each mirror has a rectangular shape with a green-tinted frame surrounding a clear center. This mirror perfectly illustrates the framed mirror look, complementing the hotel’s name and vibe. How cool is that! Hotel Tibet At Hotel Tibet, we have installed backlit LED Mirrors with dual color settings. The sleek quartz white marble wall, complemented by a stunning golden-integrated basin on the countertop below, perfectly suits the LED Mirrors. It’s a perfect match that effortlessly amplifies the bathroom’s ambiance. Looking to add glass and mirrors to your hotel? Bimba Glass Interiors is your one-stop solution. No need to hop from store to store—we offer a full range of glass and mirror options. From toughened glass works like shower cabinets and skylight installations to customized LED mirror designs, we’ve got you covered. Contact us on WhatsApp or Viber at 9851111675, or connect with us through our social media channels.

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Skylight Design in Nepali Architecture: Canopies vs. Open Skylights

Skylights have long been a preferred architectural design element in both Nepali and international architecture, bringing natural light into the space. Skylight design in Nepali Architecture is influenced by unique climatic and architectural factors. Let’s talk about the differences and similarities between canopies and open skylights, and take a deeper look at why window-style open skylights, popular in many countries, may not be as convenient in Nepal. The Concept of Skylights and Canopies Skylights are basically windows in the roof or ceiling that allow natural light to penetrate indoor spaces. They are available in a range of designs, such as tubular, ventilated, and fixed skylights. Canopies, on the other hand, serve a similar purpose to skylights but are often designed with additional structural elements to provide shade and protection from the elements. Open Skylights: Popular Worldwide, Less So in Nepal Global Architecture Perspective Open skylights are widely used in countries with relatively mild and predictable climates. They are particularly famous in Europe and North America, where they offer numerous benefits: Why not in Nepal? Skylight Design in Nepali Architecture tends to favor more sheltered and structurally reinforced installations to mitigate risks associated with a variety of factors, including; Climate: Nepal experiences diverse climatic conditions, from the humid subtropical regions in the south to the alpine climate in the north. The unpredictability of heavy monsoon rains, potential snow loads in mountainous regions, and intense sunlight can make open skylights less practical. Maintenance: Open skylights require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent leaks, drafts, and accumulation of dirt. Given Nepal’s variable weather, maintaining open skylights can be more challenging Earthquake-Prone Region: Nepal is in a seismically active zone. Skylights need to be designed with structural integrity to withstand tremors, adding to the complexity and cost. Canopies: A Practical Alternative for Nepali Architecture Canopies serve the same primary function as skylights—allowing natural light to enter—while offering additional protection. They can be considered an evolution of the skylight concept, offering these benefits; Protection from Elements: Canopies provide shade and shelter from rain and snow, making them suitable for Nepal’s diverse climate. Ventilation Control: Canopies can be designed to facilitate airflow while protecting interiors from direct exposure to harsh weather. Structural Stability: Canopies can be reinforced to withstand seismic activity, making them a safer choice in earthquake-prone areas. A look back at the history In traditional Nepali architecture, elements similar to canopies have long been used. The “jali” screens and intricately carved wooden overhangs in Newari architecture serve both aesthetic and functional purposes, controlling light and airflow while adding cultural value. Canopies vs. Open Skylights: A Comparative Insight Feature Open Skylights (Window Style) Canopies (Nepali Context) Natural Lighting Direct and intense Diffused and controlled Ventilation Can be opened for ventilation Provides indirect ventilation Protection from Elements Less protective against rain, snow, and intense sun Superior protection against weather Maintenance Requires regular cleaning and maintenance Lower maintenance, easier to clean Structural Stability Needs additional reinforcement for seismic safety Naturally more stable, can be reinforced easily Cultural Integration Modern aesthetic Blends with traditional Nepali architecture A suggestion Toughened laminated glass is ideal for canopies and skylights due to its superior safety, strength, and durability. This type of glass undergoes a heat treatment process that makes it significantly stronger than regular glass. Additionally, it is composed of multiple layers bonded together with a plastic interlayer, ensuring that even if the glass breaks, it remains intact without falling apart. This combination of toughened and laminated properties provides enhanced protection against impacts, weather conditions, and potential breakage, making it a reliable and secure choice for both residential and commercial applications. Last Few Words Open skylights face challenges in Nepal due to weather and seismic concerns. Canopies offer a culturally integrated alternative providing light, ventilation, and stability, ideal for Nepali architecture. For inquiries related to skylights, contact us at 9851111675 or get in touch with us through our social media pages.

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