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Tower House

The design of Tower House won a Don’t Move Improve Award in 2019 for Best Historic Intervention and was shortlisted for Architect’s Journal Retrofit Awards.

Client

Dominic McKenzie Architects

Sector

Residential

Location

North London

Product Used

Tower House

Rooflights maximise light and space at the prestigious Bearsden House

This Grade II listed building stands tall in Barnsbury, Islington, North London, blending traditional and modern architecture in a sophisticated style. Previously the property was constructed in the 1830s and extended in the 1980s. However, it needed a modern refresh. To achieve this, Dominic McKenzie Architects renovated the rear part of the building. Additionally, they created a two-storey rear extension that resembles a tower. Consequently, this addition inspired the building’s name.

The renovation resulted in a 2½ storey rear extension, a bathroom, a dining room, a kitchen, and a rear garden. Notably, Roofglaze supplied custom flat glass rooflights, bringing in natural light and are a standout feature of the Tower House.

In 2019, the design of Tower House won a Don’t Move to Improve Award for Best Historic Intervention. Furthermore, it was also shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Retrofit Awards.

Ease of use

Roofglaze’s bespoke flatglass rooflights offer homeowners an easy way to control the mood of their homes. Markedly homeowners can use an app or smart home device to adjust the amount of light entering the room. Without a doubt making these rooflights a great choice for anyone who wants flexibility and adaptability in their space. In particular, the Tower House’s dining room is a perfect example of how these rooflights can enhance a room’s ambience.

The Tower House’s dining room serves as a striking demonstration of how these rooflights can elevate a room’s ambiance to new heights. With the ability to tailor the lighting to suit different occasions and moods, homeowners can create an atmosphere that perfectly complements their dining experience. Whether it’s a cozy and intimate setting for a romantic dinner or a bright and vibrant space for a lively gathering, these rooflights offer the versatility needed to transform any room into the ideal setting.

Incorporating Roofglaze’s bespoke flatglass rooflights into your home not only enhances its functionality but also adds a touch of modern luxury. It’s an investment in convenience and ambiance control that brings a touch of sophistication to everyday living, allowing homeowners to curate their ideal living environment effortlessly.

Energy efficient Flatglass Rooflights create bright, inviting spaces

Architects and homeowners alike have discovered the versatility and innovation of flatglass rooflights. That is to say by incorporating natural light into a building, they offer both beauty and functionality. Additionally, bespoke flatglass rooflights provide a touch of luxury.

For instance, the Tower House’s dining room showcases the benefits of custom flatglass rooflights. The natural light and sky view create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Particularly during the winter months, the rooflights bring much-needed brightness into the room.

In recent years, the use of rooflights has gained popularity as homeowners seek eco-friendlier and energy-efficient solutions. Consequently, flatglass rooflights in particular are an excellent choice for reducing carbon footprints. Summing up they are highly insulated and regulate the temperature inside the building, thus reducing energy bills.

The Tower House’s dining room serves as a compelling example of the advantages of custom flatglass rooflights. The infusion of natural light and captivating views of the sky create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Particularly during the winter months, when daylight is limited, these rooflights become a beacon of brightness, making the dining experience all the more enjoyable.

In recent years, the use of rooflights has gained popularity as homeowners and architects seek eco-friendlier and energy-efficient solutions. Flatglass rooflights, in particular, stand out as an excellent choice for reducing carbon footprints. Their high insulation properties and temperature-regulating capabilities significantly reduce energy consumption and associated bills.

In essence, flatglass rooflights embody a perfect synergy of form and function, offering a harmonious blend of aesthetics, luxury, and energy efficiency. They represent a smart investment that not only elevates the visual appeal of a space but also contributes to sustainability and cost savings.

Relax Roofglaze have you covered

If you’re looking for a solution to ensure privacy in rooms that are overlooked by neighbouring properties, acid-etched privacy glass is a perfect choice. Additionally, this glass provides an opaque finish while still allowing maximum light to pass through. As a result, making it a great choice for rooms such as bathrooms or dining areas. Privacy glass is often used in rooflights, which can enhance the sense of light and space in a room. Particularly by balancing the design goal of creating an inspiring space with the need for privacy, architects and homeowners achieve a cohesive and functional space.

When privacy is a concern for rooms that are overlooked by neighboring properties, acid-etched privacy glass emerges as an ideal solution. This specialized glass offers an opaque finish that effectively shields the interior from prying eyes while still allowing ample natural light to filter through. This unique combination makes it an excellent choice for rooms like bathrooms or dining areas, where privacy is essential without sacrificing illumination.

Privacy glass is frequently employed in rooflights, where it not only addresses privacy needs but also enhances the overall sense of light and space within a room. By striking a balance between the design goal of creating an inspiring, well-lit space and the need for privacy, architects and homeowners can achieve a cohesive and functional living environment. This thoughtful integration of privacy glass into rooflights showcases the versatility and adaptability of architectural solutions, providing comfort and tranquility while maximizing the benefits of natural light.

Achievements

Tower House in Barnsbury, Islington, North London, is a great example of how bespoke flatglass rooflights can transform a building. In the same fashion from their energy efficiency and environmental benefits to their luxurious touch and ease of use, flatglass rooflights are a versatile and innovative solution for architects and homeowners alike.

Incorporating these rooflights into the architectural design not only enhances the building’s aesthetics but also elevates its functionality and sustainability. The Tower House showcases how these rooflights can infuse natural light into the living spaces, creating an inviting and well-lit environment that fosters well-being and comfort.

Moreover, the Tower House serves as a testament to the adaptability and versatility of flatglass rooflights, offering a harmonious blend of style and substance. These rooflights are more than just architectural elements; they are a statement of modernity, sophistication, and eco-conscious living.

Roofglaze were delighted to design, manufacture, and supply the Skyway Flatglass Rooflights for this high-end residential project. For more information on our architectural glass solutions, contact our team at 01480 474 797

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