img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Glazing Vision's rooflights help to create a breathtaking terrace in San Francisco bay

In association with
Glazing Vision rooflights at a new terrace project in the USA.
Glazing Vision rooflights at a new terrace project in the USA.

Glazing Vision Flushglaze walk-on rooflights  have been specified by ODS Architecture for a multi-level roof terrace that forms part of an extension to a period bayside house in San Francisco, USA. Planning constraints restricting the placement of new windows necessitated the use of rooflights to illuminate the bedrooms and bathrooms located below the roof deck.

Imported from the UK, Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights were specified for several reasons. First, they could be installed flush with the terrace floor. Second, they have a frameless aesthetic. And finally, they can withstand heavy foot traffic while remaining weathertight. They can also incorporate different surface finishes, ensuring privacy for the rooms below.

The main deck features three rooflights, each with a sandblasted glass finish. The latter ensures privacy and diffused daylighting, as well as provides improved slip-resistance. Glazing Vision’s sandblasted glass achieves a pendulum test value (PTV) of 50 as standard – well above the low-slip potential risk threshold PTV of 36+. Meanwhile, the ‘crow’s nest’ viewing platform at the top of the house is fitted with a single 1700x800mm Flushglaze rooflight incorporating a fritted finish. Covering 40 per cent of the glass, the screen-printed frit pattern provides high levels of slip-resistance (up to a PTV of 60), in addition to ensuring excellent daylight transmittance. The resulting roof terrace is testament to extraordinary teamwork of the client, architect and contractor.

  • Glazing Vision has been specified at a roof terrace project in San Francisco.
    Glazing Vision has been specified at a roof terrace project in San Francisco.
  • Glazing Vision rooflights in San Francisco.
    Glazing Vision rooflights in San Francisco.
  • Different glazing treatments are used depending on the context.
    Different glazing treatments are used depending on the context.
123

For more information and technical support visit: www.glazingvision.co.uk. To find out more about design considerations for roof terraces, request a RIBA-approved CPD.

 

Contact:

sales@glazingvision.co.uk

01379 658 300


 

Latest

Join us for this RIBA Journal PiP Housing & Residential Developments Webinar on 1st February

Photographer Max Creasy enjoys quiet calm and false bustle in Asahikawa, Japan, exemplified in an unexpected ‘Battenburg cake’ of a desolate building

Photographer finds all is not as it seems in Asahikawa

Bigger and better is the theme in this week’s planning approvals, with urban and station improvements, expanded British Library facilities and more homes and commercial space

Planners approve proposals for schemes that go bigger and better

Find the contest that will test your creativity and get your practice noticed, from small-scale ideas projects and single design opportunities to multidisciplinary masterplanning and landmark commissions

Which of these contests will test your creativity and get your practice noticed?

For Maich Swift, building a house on Wales’ beautiful Gower coast required not just a sensitive design but planning finesse too. But the effort launched the practice

Maich Swift designs right down to detail at Rhossili bay house