La Madonnina

Contemporary Glazing to Modern House

This architecturally designed house in Hertfordshire is a great example of how IQ can help bring an architectural design to life using a combination of timber and architectural glazing.

Aterlier Architects designed this contemporary house around a central entrance courtyard. The rear of the property overlooked magnificent unspoilt countryside views, which they wanted to make the most of with as much glazing as possible.



©Dennis Gilbert



By combining timber and architectural glazing, the views were maximised and the expansive home was able to blend into the natural woodland setting.

Some of the most impressive elements of glazing on this project were the shaped double height elevations of glass. At the base, we used our exclusive minimal windows® sliding doors which offer ultra slim sightlines of just 21mm and were designed to sit within the timber-clad exterior. The threshold of these slim sliding doors is completely flush with drainage built in, so the architects could maintain their vision to have a seamless internal to external transition.

Bespoke, shaped structural glazing was installed above the sliding door to create an impressive double height glass façade for the master bedroom. The shaped gable end window design was created using a slim aluminium frame, powder coated to the same finish as the sliding doors below and the supporting steel.

The private balcony on the first floor is encompassed by a large overhang from the angular roof design, which has been clad in timber on both the internal and external faces. The timber roof overhang provides solar shading to the highly glazed areas whilst combining aluminium and wood to create a contrast.

To complete the architectural glazing package, we created a series of bespoke aluminium window installations. These modern window openings were created using our exclusive Sieger® aluminium window system.

The thermally broken aluminium profiles are very slim and in keeping with the design of the rest of the glazing on the project. The combination of timber and architectural glazing on the ground floor was achieved using both vertical and horizontal timber elements, even including timber louvres for additional built in solar shading.

The resulting project has an extremely contemporary design, using a mixture of timber cladding and aluminium framed glazing to create a truly unique architectural design.

For more information on bespoke glazing for your next project, contact the team today.