Bent and Curved Glass innovations
The experienced staff at Bent and Curved Glass worked closely with Webber Architects and Ledbury Blatchford Constructions to develop the role of glass in the design and fabrication of an innovative and unique stair which rises through three levels of this award winning residential project in Merewether, a suburb of Newcastle.
The stair takes on a dramatic sculptural form with the glass allowing for a lightness and transparency that highlights the solid twisting central balustrade and stringer elements.
The project has gone on to win the Master Builders Association Newcastle award for Excellence in Building, the Lower Hunter Urban Design People’s Choice Award, and was nominated in the Australian Institute of Architects Newcastle Chapter Awards. The design eloquence and craftsmanship of the stair together with the creative use of frameless glass contribute in no small measure to the success of the project.
One of the more recent developments in glass manufacture is the use of toughened structural laminated glass to facilitate fully frameless balustrade systems without the need for a toprail or handrail.
This engineered glass solution incorporating a structural interlayer allows a seamless, virtually invisible balustrade without compromising safety, function or performance. Views are uninterrupted and the sense of space is enhanced.
The conceal fixed fully frameless glass balustrade to the upper level void on this project provides a fine example of the benefits of this glass type.
Bent and Curved Glass Pty Ltd have been providing innovative custom glass solutions for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications for over thirty five years.
Frameless glass stair treads, pool wet edges, viewing windows and floor panels are some of the other structural glass products manufactured by BCG.
Visit BCG website or call to discuss the many other opportunities available to incorporate custom glass products into your next project.
Bent and Curved Glass Pty Ltd manufactures all forms of curved and custom flat glass for a broad range of architectural applications throughout Australia.Learn more