Glass and Transparency
Transparency, natural light and the views between spaces are themes that occur in all our work. We have previously shown how stairs and the use of glass provide important features within projects.
Glass is used in a range of ways and it is this combination of many various sources of natural light and transparency that contribute to successful schemes. Below we write about a number of different ways in which we have used glass over recent years.
Fixed glazed panels in an interior space offer the opportunity to introduce a relatively large amount of glass with the benefit of views through to other rooms and the exterior and the reflection of daylight. They help to break down the sense of enclosure between spaces whilst still defining different spaces. Glass panels can also be effective when artificial light is focussed on them and this works well with lights set into the floor up lighting a glass panel.
Shape Architecture have successfully met the criteria laid down in a number of ways including the creation of an interior that works around the principles of transparency, openness and light. Their attention to detail was exemplary.
— Paul Gillies, Client