IQ Glass provided the glazing solutions for these stunning penthouse apartments in North London that previously lacked natural sunlight. The bespoke glazing works to the apartments were extremely varied to draw in as much light as possible.
To the penthouse apartment, a structural glass roof was installed which flooded the building with light. A structural glass roof assembly was looked on favourably by the planners for its frameless laminated glass beam, causing no visual obstruction.
As much frameless structural glass as possible was used on this project to create a highly contemporary aesthetic that didn’t obstruct the surrounding views. Frameless structural glass beams are the perfect accompaniment for structural glass roofs as they create a cohesive design and accentuate the minimalistic aesthetic.
The glass roof was a 3D composition that included angled glass panes at each side to create a truncated square pyramid. The glass roof combined with the slanted vertical panes provided a 360 degrees sky view that could be enjoyed from the top floor of the apartment building.
A solar control coating was applied to reduce solar gain within the pyramidal frustum and make the space comfortable even in the height of summer. As the sun shines onto the glass roof continuously throughout the day, it was essential that there was an element of sun protection applied to the glass otherwise the whole apartment building would become overheated, especially during summer.
The solar control glass coating helps to reduce solar gain within this building as it reflects the radiant heat back outside to stop too much heat from passing through the glass. Without this coating, the penthouse apartment would be unbearably hot and uncomfortable, so IQ Glass ensured that the practicality of this glazing design was carefully considered.