Several glazing systems were incorporated in two double-storey private residences in Brighton, one of Melbourne’s most sought-after neighbourhoods to achieve the desired design objectives.

Designed by Melbourne-based architect, Adam Dettrick, each residence comprises of 38 squares of living area. Since the homes were located in close proximity to the beach, as well as the glamorous boutiques and eateries of Church Street, the owners wanted a showpiece outcome that utilised glass and open space to create an indoor-outdoor environment of the highest calibre.

Various glazing systems were integrated into the design of the two homes to achieve maximum flow between the interior and exterior environments. Using single glazing and double glazing systems as well as spandrel panels, the architect was able to achieve an effect of soaring space and gravity-defying, light-filled rooms. Many of the windows extended all the way from the ground to the second-floor apex to cement this feeling of height and space.

The fabricator, All Weather Windows chose Elevate aluminium systems from Architectural Window Systems for the high quality commercial grade windows and commercial doors. Series 424 double glazed CentreGLAZE framing was selected for the project as it offered a clean, architecturally styled high performance framing solution accommodating hinged and awning sashes. Double glazed awning inserts were used throughout the second storey, offering excellent ventilation and functionality. Series 424 double glazed hinged doors and 704 SlideMASTER sliding doors were integrated seamlessly to provide access to the outdoors.

Given the houses’ proximity to the beach, ICON stainless steel hardware was utilised throughout the project to provide a corrosion-resistant alternative capable of withstanding the harsh coastal environment.