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.
RIBA EAST MIDLANDS AWARD 2021, RIBA EAST MIDLANDS PROJECT ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2021,MAXWELL, RIBA EAST MIDLANDS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2021, RIBA EAST MIDLANDS BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021
Stonecrop, a contemporary new build project by Featherstone Young, has won a number of awards in the RIBA East Midlands awards 2021. The sustainable home took home the RIBA East Midlands Award 2021, RIBA East Midlands Project Architect of the Year 2021 sponsored by Taylor Maxwell, RIBA East Midlands Sustainability Award 2021, sponsored by Michelmersh, and RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year Award 2021.
The architects on this project designed a modern new build, complete with a number of high-end glazing systems, to make the most of the stunning surrounding landscape. The project utilised slim framed sliding door systems from IQ in a sliding pocket configuration, allowing the homeowners to reveal completely open apertures when the high-end doors are slid open.
Our slim framed sliding door systems are designed to merge indoor and outdoor environments, with the door leaves sliding into hidden wall cavities. The flush threshold detail allows for seamless transitions between the two environments, helping to create an indoor-outdoor style of living. The aluminium framed sliding doors grant access to private balcony areas, allowing tonnes of natural light to flow freely through the internal living spaces.
The contemporary new build home was designed with sustainability at the heart, with aluminium systems chosen due to their recyclable properties. Aluminium is infinitely recyclable, helping the build to qualify for the sustainability award this year. Based in Rutland, the luxury home features a curved green roof on one of the wings, perfect for blending into the landscape.
HOMEBUILDER AWARDS 2021
IQ have been awarded structural glazing specialists of the year, in the Homebuilder Awards 2021, hosted by BUILD. The prestigious award was won thanks to our continued success completing luxury residential projects, utilising architectural glazing to create stunning exterior façade designs.
Being a specialist in structural glazing means having expansive technical knowledge of how structural glass systems work as well as the many applications it can be utilised for. Each time we get a brief for a new project, we design systems that allow the glass to be the primary feature.
Frequently used to better a homeowner’s connection to nature, structural glass bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor environments to allow a biophilic architectural design. Glass is often seen as the epitome of luxury; therefore double or even triple height installations are often specified using our Invisio structural glazing system.
When you use IQ Glass for structural glazing, you can be sure the systems achieve high thermal performances and surpass any performance requirements. The systems can be adapted to meet any specific performance values, making them perfectly suited to new build projects striving to achieve lower environmental impacts.
With frameless designs now within reach, impressive sizes can be achieved within these installations. The beauty of structural glazing is the flexibility in the design, pushing architectural boundaries by offering completely frameless designs on a very large scale.
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.
2020 SHUCO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Field House, designed by Spratley & Partners, has been awarded the best individual house in the 2020 Schuco excellence awards. The home was primarily recognised for its bespoke façade design, consisting of structural glazing in a gable end formation.
The unique home, set in a rural location, makes the most of its surrounding countryside views with oversized slim framed sliding glass doors. Sitting directly below the gable end glazing, the sliding door systems bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor environments and offer seamless travel between the two.
As well as a unique façade design, the internal spaces within the home are flooded with natural light thanks to the specialised glass systems used throughout the property. Corner to corner glazing is used to create a quiet reading nook on the first floor, as well as slim framed casement windows and fixed frameless elements.
Beyond the gable end glazing, a walk on floorlight is encompassed by frameless glass balustrades. The full glazing package provided for Field House was geared towards making the most of the picturesque location, forging a strong connection to the outside.