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IQ's Award Winning Contemporary Projects


IQ Glass are the UK’s leaders in architectural glazing and as such work with some of the UK’s most exciting and talented architects and designers. Both IQ as a company and our contemporary projects are nominated, shortlisted and winners of numerous awards both in the UK and abroad

 

 

 

 

AJ Architecture Awards 2017

Hidden House and Warwick Hall Winners

2 of our projects have recently been announced winners for the AJ Architecture Awards 2017.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects won the ‘House of the Year’ award 2017 and the Warwick Hall project won ‘Heritage Project of the Year.’

More than 120 projects were chosen by our judges to compete in the first ever AJ Architecture Awards which showcase the very best built projects in the UK.

The two IQ Glass projects which were selected as winners include the installation of our minimal windows sliding glass door system.

In each project, these have been used to maximise the natural light intake with slim framing to reduce any obstruction to light or views of the surrounding areas.


Projects Featured: Hidden House Warwick Hall

Products Features: Minimal Windows Sliding Glass Doors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warwick Hall, AJ Award Winners 2017
RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award

Silver House Shortlisted

Silver House by Hyde+Hyde has been shortlisted for yet another architectural award!

Silver House has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award. The Stephen Lawrence Prize rewards the best projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million.

The new build home in Wales has already received recognition from the Royal Society of Architects Wales this year, winning the ‘Best Building of 2017’ award along with an ‘RSAW award for Architecture’ and ‘Client of the Year’ award.

The winner of the 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced on Tuesday 31 October at the Roundhouse, London. So check back soon to find out if Silver House wins.

The IQ Glass projects shortlisted includes numerous architectural glazing products including the installation of our minimal windows sliding glass door system.


Projects Featured: Silver House

Products Features: Sliding Glass Doors

 

RIBA Regional Awards Shortlist 2017

Rusty House, Old Fort Road and Warwick Hall Shortlisted

The Rusty House won the Homebuilding & Renovating Best Residential Design Award.

3 of our projects have recently been shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards 2017.

Our Warwick Hall project has been shortlisted for the South awards and the Rusty House and Old Fort Road projects have been shortlisted in the South East awards.

The RIBA awards were created to celebrate the best architecture in the UK and internationally.

All types of projects can be entered and shortlisted.

The three IQ Glass projects that have been shortlisted include the installation of our minimal windows sliding glass door system.

In all three projects, these have been used to maximise the natural light intake with slim framing to reduce any obstruction to light or views of the surrounding areas.


Projects Featured: The Rusty House Old Fort Road Warwick Hall

Products Features: Minimal Windows Sliding Glass Doors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty House, Old Fort Road and Warwick Hall Shortlisted
The Sunday Times - Home October Sand Dunes and Rusty House Page 30

Sand Dunes – The Sunday Times BHA for Interior Design

Sand Dunes won The Sunday Times British Home Award for Interior Design. The decision for this award was in partnership with The British Institute of Interior Design.

This project won the award due to its finishes, colour and furnishings successfully answering a specific design brief. Large elevations of floor-to-ceiling doors create an indoor outdoor living experience, providing light filled open plan living areas.


Projects Featured: Sand Dunes

Products Features: Sliding Glass Doors Bi Fold Doors Structural Glass Glass Balustrades

 

The Rusty House – Best Residential Design

Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2016

The Rusty House won the Homebuilding & Renovating Best Residential Design Award.

This new build in West Sussex won the Best Residential Design award due to the striking design of the Corten steel mesh cladding.

This project incorporated traditional and modern materials, taking inspiration from the sites industrial heritage.

Full height glazing was installed to allow the home owners to take advantage of the river and nature reserve views. This project was described as having ‘a striking design’.


Projects Featured: The Rusty House

Products Features: Sliding Glass Doors Structural Glass Vitra Pivot

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homebuilding and Renovating November 2016 - Old Fort Road

Old Fort Road Overall Winner

Homebuilding and Renovating Awards 2016

Old Fort Road was the overall winner for the Homebuilding and Renovating 2016 Awards.

This home in West Sussex was converted from a bungalow into a ‘forever’ home. Slim framed glass sliding doors were installed surrounding the upper level of the rear of the home to allow the owners to take advantage of the coastal views.

Using IQ’s minimal windows® sliding glass doors were ideal for this project as there is very minimal framing to obstruct the incredible sea views. Open corner sliding glass doors were used as the opening onto the new balcony with glass balustrades installed to provide safety to the area.


Projects Featured: Old Fort Road

Products Features: Sliding Glass Doors Glass Balustrades Structural Glass Walls

 

The Sunday Times Home Newspaper October 2016

The Rusty House

The Rusty House project was featured in the Sunday Times Home October 2016 newspaper as it was a joint winner of the BHA award for One-off House or Extension: 2,500-5,000 SQ FT.

This project became a joint winner due to the homes reddish hues which match the foliage, providing a bold foil to the white chalky cliffs behind, which are echoed in the building’s rough concrete base and jagged roof.


Projects Featured: The Rusty House

Products Features: Sliding Glass Doors Structural Glass Vitra Pivot

 

The Sunday Times - The Rusty House part 1
Contemporary Glass Extension

No. 10 Winner – LABC Building Excellence Award

Contemporary Glass Extension

IQ Glass’ No. 10 Project recently won the Building Excellence Award in the ‘Best Extension to an Existing Home’ category. The contemporary extension included slim framed sliding glass doors from IQ Glass. This glass extension has provided the homeowners with a perfect indoor-outdoor living space as the dining area can merge with the garden when the glass sliding doors are open. Having this glass extension increases the natural light intake into the home, especially for the dining and kitchen areas.
Snell David were the architects who created this contemporary edition.


Projects Featured: No. 10

Products Features: Slim frame sliding glass doors,

 

Sand Dunes Winner - 2016 RIBA South East Awards

Turney Road shortlisted 

IQ’s project ‘Sand Dunes’ is the winner of the 2016 RIBA South West Awards. The eye-catching new build is a luxury family home in Morgan Porth, Newquay and has won the regional award for its innovative design with the judges stating that “quite simply it made the jury feel happy”. IQ’s slim frame sliding glass doors are the key design to the new build. The large elevations of minimally framed doors enhance the indoor outdoor living experience, providing large light-filled open plan living areas.

The inspirational design was created by  Arco2 Architecture Ltd.

Project Featured: Sand Dunes

Products Features: Slim frame sliding glass doors, Frameless Structural Glass , Glass Balustrade , Aluminium Casement Doors

 

Sand Dunes Winner - 2016 RIBA South East Awards
Camber Sands Shortlisted RIBA Awards

Camber Sands Shortlisted RIBA Awards

 IQ’s project Camber Sands has recently been shortlisted for 2016 RIBA South East Awards . The modern equivalent of a ‘Beach Hut’ located on the sand dunes of East Sussex was shortlisted for its innovative design. The contemporary beach homes uses a large symmetrical elevation of IQ’s slim frame sliding glass doors and structural glazing to fill the gable shape for a contemporary design.
The slim framed sliding glass doors were used on the ground floors to both beach houses, creating a full wall of glazing with minimal interruptions to the fantastic front row sea/beach view with direct access onto the sand.

Walker and Martin Architects was the architectural practice who created the design for Camber Sands which is up against another 11 projects shortlisted of local practices.

Project Featured: Camber Sands

Products Features: Slim frame sliding glass doors, Frameless Structural Glass , Glass Balustrade , Rooflights , Aluminium Windows

 

Edge Hill Shortlisted – 2016 RIBA North East Awards

IQ’s project Edge Hill has recently been shortlisted for 2016 RIBA North East Awards . The eye-catching contemporary new build created a luxury family home in Newcastle and was shortlisted for its innovative design. IQ’s slim frame sliding glass doors , pivot doors and frameless structural glazing enhance the internal living environment, providing large light-filled open plan living areas.

Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Harris was the architectural practice who created the design for Edge Hill. Its family home on the edge of the Darras Hall estate in Ponteland is up against another 11 schemes by local practices.

Project Featured: Edge Hill

Products Features: Slim frame sliding glass doors, Frameless Structural Glass , Vita Pivot Door , Glass Balustrade , Aluminium Casement Doors

 

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RNLA Don't Move Improve 2016

Turney Road shortlisted 

IQ’s project Turney Road has recently been shortlisted for NLA Don’t Move Improve 2016 . The eye-catching contemporary glass extension was added to a family home in Putney using IQ’s slim frame sliding glass doors and frameless structural glazing to enhance the internal living environment of the property creating a large open plan living area. The glazed extension was planned as a living and seating area to the rear of the house and connecting the small garden with the living space. Turney Road was chosen for its innovative design. The competition provides home owners with the very best designers to radically rethink the homes in which they live.

Project Featured: Turney Road

Products Features: Slim frame sliding glass doors, Frameless Structural Glass

 

RIBA East Regional Awards 2015

Garden Studios wins RIBA award

The garden studios project, glazed by IQ Glass, was the winner of the RIBA East Regional Awards 2015.

Set in the rear garden of a Suffolk home the Garden Studios project was a twinned studio, both buildings designed with a frameless structural glass end. IQ Glass designed, manufactured and installed these specialist architectural glass elements to the project and designed the structural glass panels to step over the timber and steel structure for a sleek external finish.

Judges cited the ‘simple palette of materials’, including the glass design, ‘and [minimal] details both internally and externally’ as one of the designs greatest aspects.

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IQ Glass | Houzz 2015

 

 

 

 

Best of Houzz 2015, Design Category

IQ Glass were awarded an ‘Best of Houzz’ award for 2015 in the Design Category as our online profile included some of the most popular images of 2014. The website is used regularly buy architects and home owners looking for inspiration when conducting a project.

 

 

Structural Awards 2014

Sweethaws Project nominated

The structural design of the Red Bridge House at Sweethaws has been nominated for the Structural Awards 2014.

With cantilevering balconies, the banked ground and unique shape the family home included some complex structural designs to ensure the contemporary building worked well with the architects proposed designs.

The minimally framed sliding glass doors surrounding the lower ground floor swimming pool sat below a large hung balcony and can only take a live load deflection of +/-5mm so the structural designs to projects such as these have to be specially designed to allow for these small tolerances.

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Two projects nominated in ‘One off House or Extension’ category

 

Two of IQ’s iconic projects of the past year have been nominated for the British Home Awards 2014. The award, sponsored by the Sunday Times, recognises the best home designs of the past year. Both of IQ’s projects have been nominated within the ‘One off House or Extension’ category.

The first nomination is for the contemporary new build home to the rear garden of a traditional Victorian home in London. The design by De Matos Ryan architects utilises IQ’s minimally framed sliding glass doors as well as various aspects of frameless structural glazing in order to create a contemporary home extension for the growing family. Secondly our rear glass extension ‘Dalston House’ has also been nominated. HUT architecture designed a contemporary addition to this traditional terrace home in East London using large areas of structural glazing. IQ designed and installed the structural glass roof, minimal roof supports, slim framed sliding doors, frameless windows, standard aluminium casement doors and corresponding aluminium pressings all integrating together for a neat and uniform external finish.

Both projects have already received press attention as you can see at IQ in the Media. The categories are judged by a panel of industry experts and the winners will be announced in September at a presentation lunch which IQ Glass will be attending so look out for pictures in the near future! If either of IQ’s nominated projects are declared winners this year it will be the second year in a row one of our projects has been named Home of the Year. Fingers Crossed.

 

RIBA National Awards 2014

New Build Contemporary House

The project Sweethaws (Red Bridge House) won the RIBA National Award within the House category in 2014. IQ Glass supplied all specialist glazing to the project which included frameless windows made from fixed pieces of structural glazing and our minimal framed sliding door system. These sliding doors were also used to the basement pool in a 15m long installation allowing the space to be completely opening up to the large garden spaces. IQ’s Innovare windows were also used to the front elevation for a flush glazed finish across the Cor-Ten cladding used.

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