Glazing Vision was recently tasked with the job of maximising daylight in an East Midlands property extension without compromising security and privacy.
As a result, Glazing Vision supplied one of its Flushglaze Eaves Rooflights and Flushglaze flat rooflights which led to the creation of a beautifully constructed, sustainable family home with a blend of architectural styles.
The brief for the Nottingham property extension was to achieve a fusion of architectural styles, with “West Bridgeford at the front and Miami at the back”. Nottinghamshire-based AM2 Architects rose to the challenge.
Miami Modern (or MiMo) style architecture is itself a mixture of concepts, with a Subtropical Modernist approach being chosen here. Having a full view of the interior from front to back, as well as panoramic views of the yard were critical factors in creating a sense of openness. Therefore, the addition of Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight completes the look by flooding the living area with daylight, showcasing AM2’s skilful use of contrasting colours and materials.
The Eaves rooflight offers both clerestory and top lighting via two or more glazed sections joined together with a structural silicone seal and installed within the eaves of the property using Glazing Vision’s standard wall abutment detail.
The addition of the rooflight dramatically increases the sunlight, meaning a number of protective measures are required. This particular piece is comprised of a 32.8mm silicone sealed double glazed unit with a heat-soak treated toughened outer pane and 14mm of argon. The laminated inner pane lowers emissivity, UV transmittance and noise pollution. Glazing Vision was able to offer guidance on this and related technical matters, making the process as easy as possible for AM2 Architects.
The frameless aesthetic of the Eaves rooflight grants architects the freedom to explore ideas without compromising stylistic consistency. This versatile product can be as subtle or as forthright as you want it to be, but its principal value lies in the way it serves its surroundings. The Eaves rooflight unifies the rear facade by acting as a visual link between the two halves of the property.
Indoors, the Eves rooflight gives an unhindered view of the surrounding landscape, as well as a much-needed connection to the sky for a family of avid stargazers.
A flat roof-mounted Flushglaze unit was also installed within the master bedroom but with an integrated electric blackout blind for when required, creating that home observatory feel in the more private and secluded areas of the property.
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