Toughened curved glass balustrade by Glasshape for spiral staircase

Sculptural centrepiece in office features vertical aquarium wrapped by a spiral staircase with a toughened curved glass balustrade by Glasshape
A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows glass, interior design, gray
A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows a clear view of the large aquarium in this new office for Zorzi Builders.

Architects and designers love to think outside the square, and this Perth project is a perfect example in more ways than one.

Zorzi Builders, a leading builder of luxury new homes, has a head office that provides plenty of the wow factor. To enliven the space, the design team introduced a giant vertical aquarium and wrapped this with a dramatic spiral staircase.

Frameless, 12mm curved toughened TemperShield® glass from Glasshape was specified for the balustrading, to enhance the architectural feature by allowing a clear view of the aquarium. The glass was mounted into a channel system to create a clean look with no visible fixings.


A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows glass, interior design, gray
A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows a clear view of the large aquarium in this new office for Zorzi Builders.

Glasshape says the glass was curved to very precise measurements, which were taken from CAD drawings. This ensured the radius was a perfect fit for the staircase.

The glass was installed by Perth-based company Glasscapes, which specialises in the installation of specialist glass products.

Glasshape can manufacture TemperShield® curved toughened glass in extra-large panels up to 3.9m high x 2.44m wide, which is the largest dimension available in Australasia. The glass is well suited to commercial and residential architectural applications.

A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows glass, interior design, gray
A curved toughened glass balustrade from Glasshape allows a clear view of the large aquarium in this new office for Zorzi Builders.

Glasshape glass is manufactured in an ISO 9001 accredited facility, to Australian Safety Standard AS/NZS 2208.

For more details, contact Glasshape Australia, 1/300 Vahland Ave, Willetton, Perth, WA 6155, phone 1800 042 716, fax 1800 040 934. Email: info@glasshape.com.au. Alternatively, visit the website: www.glasshape.com.au

Oct 07, 2015
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