Chiltern Hills - Fluid Glass

Chiltern Hills

The construction of a glass link that connects the main house to a new bedroom, repurposed from a converted garage.

Products used

Structural

–  Link

Sliding Doors

–  None

Windows

–  None

Doors

–  Interior Screening System

Overview

Seamless structural glass panels

The cornerstone of this project is the use of structural glass panels joined seamlessly with silicone. This frameless design ensures maximum transparency and minimal visual interruption, creating a fluid transition between the connected spaces. The absence of frames not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also allows for a broader view and increased natural light. This method is particularly advantageous for maintaining the architectural integrity of both modern and historic buildings by providing a subtle yet effective connection.

GUTTER

Clean lines and unobstructed appearance

Behind the structural glass panels, the design incorporates a hidden gutter system. This feature is crucial for maintaining the clean lines and unobstructed appearance of the glass link. The gutter system effectively manages water runoff, preventing leaks and ensuring the longevity of the structure. Such hidden elements are essential in architectural design to combine functionality with aesthetic purity.

Pratical

Striking visual effect

The practical benefits of this structural glass link are substantial. It provides a weather-resistant, thermally efficient passage between the two parts of the house, enhancing the usability of the space. From an aesthetic perspective, the glass link creates a striking visual effect, making the transition between the old and new parts of the building almost imperceptible.

CONCLUSION

Transformative power of architectural glazing

The structural glass link is a testament to the transformative power of architectural glazing. By utilising seamless structural glass panels and integrating hidden functional elements like gutters, this project exemplifies how modern glazing techniques can enhance both the form and function of residential architecture. 

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