October 27, 2014

An Award Winning Contemporary Forest Home

Written by Rebecca Clayton

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New project pictures of IQ’s contemporary architectural glazing project have been released showing the idyllic setting of this Contemporary Forest Home.

Set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest ‘Sweethaws’ includes 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home also boasts a large saltwater swimming pool to the lower ground floor. IQ’s minimally framed sliding glass doors surround three sides of this tranquil natural pool allowing the swimming space to be opened up to the meadow that surrounds it.

The sliding doors to the upper ground floors link the external balcony and the living areas including a home office, kitchen and seating areas. When closed the doors have a slim 21mm profile, so you can sit by the open fire and look out over the lake and forest outside. When open the glass sliding doors move into hidden pockets within the wall, integrating inside and out with no barriers.

As the space has no neighbours, external light sources or overlooking properties large frameless windows were able to be used on the upper bedrooms spaces with no need for blinds or curtains. These large ‘picture windows’ funnel light through the thick walls into the internal spaces, in some cases creating a perfect window seat in which to relax.

This home has been widely recognised throughout the architectural and design community having won the RIBA National Award for a New Build Contemporary Home earlier this year.

IQ Glass work closely with architects, structural engineers and designers to ensure that architecturally driven projects such as these work and look exactly as expected.

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