Internal glazing is a great way to create connections between spaces whilst still retaining privacy and individual function. As an award winning architecture and interior design studio we have plenty of experience in integrating internal glazing on a number of different projects.
Open plan living is a great concept but if it’s one thing that covid lockdowns have taught us is that having personal space is also important. Internal glazed doors or screens work as a perfect compromise by allowing a visual connection, whilst still retaining privacy when needed.
Steel Frame Doors
This was an important consideration to the design of our Englewood Road project. We used steel frame glazing to separate the Living and Dining spaces. In doing so we created a clear distinction between the rooms, but with the option to keep the doors open which works great for entertaining. The glazing was also mirrored on the external wall which helped create continuity in the design and also allow for a clear view from the front to the rear of the house.
We also used internal glazing to feature a wine room located in the basement of this house. Leaving the newly designed wine room open would have felt too imposing on the other spaces and installing a solid wall would have concealed the new joinery and wine collection. A glazed partition was a perfect solution.
Our Festing Road project also includes unique internal glazing to the underside of the stairs. Where some would choose a standard solid wall construction we opted for a transparent glass partition to help the space feel larger and allow more natural light to the basement. To help emphasize the glazing we also installed a mottled antique mirror to the opposite wall which is visible through the glazing and helps reflect the light.
Another great use of internal glazing is through balustrades. We used glass balustrades for our Clapham Common Southside project which teamed with rear external windows and doors helped to flood the stairs and landings with unobstructed light.
As well as the practical use of allowing light into the space we also used the glass balustrade in this project to define the contemporary, clean lined nature of this part of the house. It is set against a more traditional balustrade of black metal spindles and a timber handrail which is more inherent of the original elements of this property.
A similar approach was taken at Astwood Mews where glazed balustrades combined with rooflights create a central light shaft through the centre of the building allowing light to flow in through the entire property. A key glazed element in this project is the walk-on glazing which acts as a unique display area for the client’s artwork collection.
Internal glazing is an excellent way to introduce light and personality into a space. It’s very versatile and can be integrated into both traditional and modern schemes. It is non-intrusive but can make a really big impact to a space.
Do you have a project that would benefit from internal glazing? Our team of architects an interior designers would have happy to assist, please get in touch with us today here!