Muswell Hill HouseContemporary Exterior, London

Contemporary exterior in London with three or more floors. —  Houzz
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Claire wrote:17 Oct 2017
Tom Setterfield wrote:14 Aug 2016
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    Jones Associates Architects


    Yes - those two windows project out from the face of the wall by about 25cm. The projecting element around each window (formed of timber framing and plywood) is clad in pre-weathered zinc sheet (specifically Rheinzink prePATINA graphite-grey). It was carefully detailed to include the necessary thermal insulation and ventilation.

    The same material was used to clad the dormers and the roof/canopy above the sliding glass doors.


    Chris Jones (architect).

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Anna Tobin added this to Ask an Expert: 10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Warmer This Winter18 Nov 2015

Invest in new windowsRetaining heat can be as much a part of having a warm home as your heating system. As such, changing your old, single-glazed windows to new, double- or even triple-glazed ones can make a huge difference. Making the change will be expensive and may even require planning permission, but the impact on reducing heat loss will be instantly noticeable.If you live in a conservation area or a listed building, you can install custom-made double-glazed sash windows to match your existing single-glazed ones, in order to keep proportions as close to the original as possible. Thinner double-glazed units have been especially developed for historic properties.

Tugman Studio added this to Architecture: How to Design a Loft That’s More Than a ‘Box on a Roof’2 Nov 2015

Explore the optionsIn this example, the combination of some modestly sized and strategically placed box dormers and a dramatically glazed gable shows a great option. The owners of this house could have developed their roof space in a number of different ways, and clearly options have been explored and choices made to settle upon an end result that works beautifully.As this project illustrates, it’s well worth engaging a professional architect to generate a design you’ll love.

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