A photography studio, which saw Gowercroft Joinery provide bespoke windows and doors, has been nominated for the prestigious 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize.
This award recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.
This particular nomination comes after what has been a hugely successful year for Juergen Teller’s photography studio, seeing it scoop this year’s RIBA National Award, RIBA London Award and London’s Building of the Year.
The complex, that serves as a studio, office and archive for the celebrated fashion and fine art photographer, also includes a kitchen, a top lit studio space, a library and an ensemble of ancillary rooms, including a sauna and yoga studio.
The brief was to create a “light-filled, flexible, informal and welcoming set of spaces, which would have a natural flow and sociability” and 6a architects turned to Gowercroft Joinery to provide the window and door solutions.
They had to meet the stringent insulation requirements, whilst also providing a high quality finish, colour and detailing that would blend with the minimalist concrete design.
All 45 separate glazed units included individual designs for sets of internal doors and casement windows of various sizes; ranging from large lift and slide doors to French doors and expansive multi-storey glazed internal screens that line the stairwells.
The windows and doors are made from Accoya wood and high specification triple glazing, with excellent thermal performance and security guaranteed.
Furthermore, and with importance considering the building’s use, the specific light hues required for photography are assured, whilst their sheer semi-transparent grey external and white internal finish mirrored the subtle tones of the building fabric.
Tom Emerson, Director of 6a architects, commented: “We wanted to create a series of naturally, light filled spaces with warmth and precision in their material palette in response to Juergen Teller’s brief for a new studio.
“An open and sociable flow between all the spaces, internal or external was important. Gowercroft’s craftsmanship, rigour and flexibility was instrumental in achieving this vision and their commitment to the delivery of the project was exceptional.”
Andrew Madge, Managing Director of Gowercroft Joinery, said: “We are delighted to have been associated with this prestigious project, which showcases our ability to deliver challenging detailing whilst maintaining the highest performance standards throughout.”
Quantum are unveiling an exciting new product, set to create a new benchmark for pedestrian safety: Quantum Plus-Tread.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Facility Management & Building Services, Floors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts
Visqueen has added a range of fresh roles for its workforce, consisting part of its strategy for the year that will continue to enhance the company’s offering to the industrial sectors.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Damp & Waterproofing, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Plumbing, Posts, Recruitment
Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing company, has won a contract to work on a sixth Crossrail station.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Doors, Glazing, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Fire door & window partition systems specialists Aluprof and fire glass experts Pyroguard have teamed up for an ambitious testing programme for a new, cost-efficient, non-insulated, slimline fire-resistant glazing system.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Doors, Glass, Glazing, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls