This unique room, housed on the third floor, is constructed using entirely steel-framed glazing. The bespoke design features both fixed and opening elements, housed under a glass roof and connected to the main house with steel-framed sliding systems. Each glazed element is housed within a sharp-edged frame, producing crisp installations.
The swiss home, set in an idyllic town location, benefits from gorgeous views of the surrounding, traditional architecture and waterfront. Using slim frames was a must, to maximise these views and create a space flooded with natural light.
The addition of the extension transformed the home to include a conservatory style room, with an entire wall of glass creating the illusion of one big, oversized window. Within this glazing is a mix of opening and fixed systems, offering ventilation when open and blending seamlessly when closed for a coherent, symmetrical design.
Above the glazed wall feature, inviting even more light into the property is a glazed roof. The steel-framed roof glazing follows a lantern design, slightly raised in the middle, but has a completely custom glazing bar design. Any design can be achieved using the flexible steel systems from MHB, resulting in completely unique installations.
Tying together the traditional and modern elements is sliding panes, seamlessly merging the extension with the existing building design. Using three panes of custom designed steel framed glazing, the panes slide invisibly into a hidden wall cavity to achieve an open plan layout when desired.
Glazing bars have been applied to the panes, again creating specialised designs to suit the homeowners design requirements. Due to the high quality nature of these premium systems, the thermal break ensures high thermal performances. This results in the steel framed extension being suitable for year round use, regardless of the outside temperature.
Photography: Agenc Symbiose