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A Sensitive Edwardian Conservatory Retrofit with Curved Glass Ceilings

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Here is a very elegant retrofit of an Edwardian conservatory by London Architects Andy Martin Associates.

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Rhyming perfectly with the graceful curve of the doors, new curved glass ceilings wrap over the beautifully proportioned doorways that open out into the garden behind.

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The retrofit actually boasts the most horizontally placed curved glass in the UK.

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The result keeps the external Victorian formality that the client desired, but the building also meets modern building codes, using very modern glass techniques.

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In order to meet the R-values for insulation, the curved glass had to be double glazed and toughened and then finally coated with a metal oxide, not easy on a curved surface.

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It was quite a feat. The architects approached some of the largest manufacturers of curved glass in the UK and internationally, and could not find any who felt able to handle it.

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The result is coolly elegant, both historic and modern.

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Unlike the dark and poky original, the conservatory now brings in twice the light of the original.

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All the interior rooms now have one or two scoops of daylight reflecting extra light inwards from outside.

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One comment so far to “A Sensitive Edwardian Conservatory Retrofit with Curved Glass Ceilings”
  1. Gerry Says:

    So they approached a bunch of people, none of whom felt comfortable doing it and yet it magically appeared? Fully completed and awesome?

    Please finish the article with a bit more of the important details…

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