Curved glass balustrade with wood frame by Glasshape

Sculptural curved glass, framed in wood another safety utility turned star feature with Glasshape

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A curvaceous glass balustrade framed in wood by Glasshape creates a traditional-meets-contemporary feature in this house by Fowler Homes Manawatu.

Curvaceous glass balustrades create an attractive, practical architectural element without blocking natural light or views. Traditionally seen with metal and stainless fixings, now their flexibility goes further.

This feature staircase in a house built by Fowler Homes Manawatu is a case in point. Leading architectural glass experts Glasshape created the distinctive curved glass designed to fit the timber balustrade.


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Glasshape was able to create a tight curve for this feature staircase

Glasshape's technical manager Ken Ware says the company's close coordination with Brad MacLean of Viridian and Fowler Homes ensured the project went smoothly and the client was delighted with the result.

"The toughened glass was curved to fit into a very tight channel in the timber and the sizing had to be extremely accurate," says Ware. "People often associate curved glass with metal frames or fixings, but here traditional timber framing was more in keeping with the style of home while the curved glass adds a modern accent."

Glasshape's product and service has many advantages. The glass offers superior clarity, with no green hue, and can be shaped to a tight radius, increasing design options for both architects and specifiers.

For details, contact Glasshape, phone (09) 422 2565. Email: info@glasshape.net.nz. Website: www.glasshape.co.nz

Sep 25, 2015
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