Double glazed doors and windows from Architectural Window Systems (AWS) helped the architect address the client’s design brief for a new home high above Launceston in beautiful Tasmania.

Reclining on a rolling carpet of green hills, the aptly named The Valley House perfectly balances charcoal-grey steel, finely-grained timber, and large expanses of glass. Architect Philip Dingemanse was given a brief to create a family home that connected with the environment and the community in which it was situated. Key considerations also included energy efficiency, sustainability, and awareness of the twin threats of bushfire and storm.

Featuring an open plan layout, with a stunning kitchen at the epicentre creating a wonderful sense of connection between the residents, the new home uses double-glazed Viridian glass, and generous window and door expanses to allow the sun’s warmth to be captured during the depths of winter.

Chosen for their design, performance and local availability, AWS sliding doors allow fresh breeze to circulate through the house during the summer months, keeping the home interior cool and reducing the need for air-conditioning. AWS double glazed windows are designed to perfectly frame the picturesque views from almost every room and angle of the property.

Glass Supplies Pty Ltd was the fabricator on the project.

Image: The Valley House (Photographer: Peter Hyatt)