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.
BEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Stone Haven has been awarded the best residential property in the International Property Awards, beating the competition with its innovative yet sustainable design. the expansive property blends into the south facing grassland slope, utilising local materials alongside large elevations of glass to make minimal disruption to the area of outstanding beauty.
Local slate was just one of the materials chosen for the exterior design, contrasting the surrounding greenery beautifully whilst granting a nod to the heritage of the local area. The sustainable new build uses slim framed sliding door systems in conjunction with other slim framed aluminium systems to create light filled living spaces with picturesque views of the Cornish coast.
Aluminium is an extremely sustainable material, with its ability to be infinitely recycled, and therefore was an obvious choice for the glazing package on this project. The glass box extension on the rear elevation allows the living area to be flooded with natural light during the day, whilst having exceptional sky views in the evenings.
The glazing package creates an indoor-outdoor style of living, with multiple access points where the occupants can choose to open up the space and create one large indoor outdoor area.
WON HOME EXTENSION OF THE YEAR CATEGORY IN THE BRITISH HOMES AWARDS
Gauden Road, also known as the Clapham House, designed by Kaap Studio Architects won Home Extension of the Year in the British Homes Awards! This award honours many aspects of residential architecture, from one off houses and extensions to major residential developments.
The home extension of the year category was awarded to Kaap Studio Architects for the innovative extension to a seven-bedroom house in Clapham. The brief for this project was the help connect the terrace home with the rear garden and increase the influx of natural light within the existing spaces. The architects opened up the internal spaces to create a seamless transition into the new glass extension at the rear of the property.
The glass extension was designed using minimal windows sliding doors, a glass roof and a casement door which led the occupants out into their beautiful garden. The minimal windows sliding doors were designed as two sets of 3-track sliders installed to both sides of the central aluminium casement door.
Due to the design of these terrace homes, the extension was built to the ground floor level which to the rear of the property looked raised thanks the sunken garden leading to the basement rooms below the extension. This layout gave the extension an almost balcony style, therefore IQ Glass installed frameless glass balustrades within the tracks of the sliding doors to add a protective barrier when the doors were open.
To see the full case study of this project, click here.
SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK DESIGN AWARDS 2019
The Corten river house in Lewes, also known as The Rusty House, recently won the residential category in the South Downs National Park Design Awards 2019. This new award scheme was launched in 2019 to promote innovative architectural design within the National Park. The award scheme aims to become an annual celebration of projects that have made a signification contribution to the landscape, built environment and the local communities within the park. The Rusty House is a project that keeps on giving. Since it’s completion back in 2016, the project has been featured on many TV shows including Grand Designs Series 16. It has been awarded several RIBA Awards as well as awards from The Sunday Times, and now the South Downs National Park Awards. This contemporary new build was constructed on the banks of the River Ouse, featuring structural glazing that almost surrounds the ground floor to captivate the views from this beautiful riverside location. The highly glazed walls of the ground floor living spaces were designed this way to not only provide outstanding views but to also create the illusion that the upper floor was floating, playing with the illusions that are often created by reflections in the water. To the exterior of the property, the upper floor was clad in Corten Steel which naturally rusts and changes colour over time. The stunning tones of the steel beautifully complement the surrounding trees during the autumn months, accentuating the copper landscape.
SHORTLISTED FOR HOME EXTENSION OF THE YEAR
An IQ Glass project, Gauden Road, has been shortlisted for the Home Extension of the Year award in The Sunday Times 'British Homes Awards' 2019. This contemporary residential extension designed by Kaap Studio Architects featured a full glazing package from IQ® which included minimal windows® sliding doors, an aluminium casement door, structural roof glazing and frameless glass balustrades.
This extension was installed to the ground floor of a mid-terrace London home. The extension was designed to also extend the basement living spaces which sat below this highly glazed extension. The slim framed sliding doors installed to this extension create a beautiful indoor-outdoor living environment. The glazing not only creates a beautiful light and airy living space within the extension, but it also floods the existing ground floor rooms with natural daylight.
The winner of the Home Extension of the Year award will be announced in September 2019.