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.

manser medal 2022 shortlist


Coast House and Chelwood up for the Manser Medal 2022 | IQ Glass

Coast House and Chelwood have both been shortlisted for the prestigious award, the winner will be announced 23rd November.

The Manser Medal is one of the most prestigious awards in architecture, after launching in 2001 in partnership with the Architects Journal to inspire innovation in architecture. The two projects were recognised for their innovation and use of bespoke materials, such as Corten steel and blackened timber.

The first project shortlisted for the Manser Medal 2022 is Coast House, by Hudson Architects, which uses Corten steel to create a weathered look that contrasts the oversized glazing. Architectural glazing has been used to create high level windows which sit above slim framed sliding doors, wrapping around 3 elevations for a highly glazed rear façade. The slim sliding glass doors open up the open plan living space to create an indoor-outdoor style of living, with a large Corten steel clad roof overhang to provide built-in solar shading to the glazing below.

The second project to be shortlisted for the Manser Medal 2022 is Chelwood, located in Amersham and designed by Napier Clarke Architects using red brick and blackened timber cladding in conjunction with oversized glazing. Frameless architectural glazing was used to create floor to ceiling elevations of glass, with minimal glass to glass corner connections to maintain completely uninterrupted views.

To see the full shortlist head to the AJ website here.

To speak to the IQ team about bespoke glazing for your next project, visit the contact us page. 

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best architectural design with bespoke glazing for London construction awards 2022


IQ Glass Shortlisted in the London Construction Awards 2022!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this year's London Construction Awards for architectural design of the year. IQ Glass work on several hundred projects per year and have gained recognition for bespoke glazing designs across such a broad scope of work.

From listed building extensions and renovations to contemporary new builds, every aspect of the glazing process is completely bespoke, and tailored to suit the individual project requirements.

What makes IQ Glass unique is their ability to understand the wider scope of the project and adapt the glazing solutions to suit this, including listed building projects where specialist fixing details have been adapted to preserve the original building structure. 

The architectural design of the year award celebrates innovative designs that are outside of the box, drawing on projects that push architectural boundaries and include completely unique façade designs.

The awards will take place on the 23rd September, keep an eye on the website for further updates!

To discuss architectural glazing for your next project, contact the IQ team today.

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Two Awards Won in the 2022 M&A Today Global Awards

IQ Glass have won two awards in this year's M&A Today Global Awards, the ‘Best Architectural Glazing Specialists’ and the ‘Best New Build Window Installation’ for our glazing installation at Camlet Way.

Specialising in architectural glazing means that many of our projects have bespoke shaped glazing or specialised glass solutions that have been developed specifically for that project. Our talented team of designers are always keen to sink their teeth into a new project and all the challenges that it presents. With years of experience under our belt, IQ are confident in taking on complex glazing designs and thinking outside the box to overcome challenges.

The award-winning window installation at Camlet Way included double height vertical sash windows on the rear elevation, complete with walk on floorlights in front of each oversized window. The two pane windows allow tonnes of natural light to flood the interior design, offering horizontal sightlines of just 21mm.

To speak to us about our expertise in architectural glazing, or a new build home project, you can get in touch here.

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Camlet Way Luxury New Build Phase 2

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low carbon home design shortlisted for RIBA award


Claywood House Shortlisted for RIBA South Regional Awards

Claywood House has been shortlisted for the RIBA South Award! The sustainable new build was designed with the wheelchair user homeowner in mind, creating a space that she is able to independently use and travel around freely.

It was important that the glazing systems were both minimal and practical, with flush thresholds to create step-free access between indoor and outdoor environments. The obvious choice was large slim framed sliding glass doors, which are well suited to any modern home design.

Elsewhere in the low carbon home, frameless structural glazing was used to create large elevations of frameless glass windows. These frameless windows granted completely uninterrupted views of the surrounding gardens whilst flooding the internal living spaces throughout the day.

We worked with architects Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt to create a home that was both practical and minimal, suiting the family’s needs perfectly.

The winner will be announced in October this year and you can read about the other shortlisted projects here.

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Claywood House | Low Carbon Home

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