Architects Tasou Associates have recently designed six elaborate, modern townhouses in a high-class gated mews development. Situated in the New River Conservation Area in Islington, the location offers a family-friendly neighbourhood where heritage and contemporary design come together.
Each house has been created with a unique sense of style and character. The first floor is comprised of open-plan living spaces with south-facing views, allowing light to flood into central areas of the property. Aside from their spectacular interior design, the attention to detail externally is also evident; the stunning brickwork beautifully complements the houses grade II listed Georgian surroundings.
Unique roof terrace space for entertainment
Creating access to a roof terrace was an integral part of the property’s design, to both maximise outdoor space and create a unique quality to each individual townhouse. Floating staircases lead to decked terraces that provide a charming view of the conservation area, with a range of planting used throughout to offer colour and vibrancy to each property.
Glazing Vision’s three-wall box rooflights were specified to allow direct access from the stairwell to the breath-taking outdoor space whilst filling the stairwell below with natural daylight.
These three-wall glass box rooflights were specified in different sizes to further contribute to the unique feel of each house. Designed to be fixed within the walls of the building, with one section sliding over one fixed, an approximate 50% clear opening is created, meaning no need for additional balustrades. Glazing Vision’s skylights have helped Tasou Associates to make the most of space and light, creating a suitable area for home owners to both relax and entertain.
In addition, the main benefit of the three-wall wall box rooflight in comparison with a manual hatch product is that significant headroom is easily achieved, meeting Building Regulation approved document K requirements. Safety-assured manual over-rides and cut off drive mechanisms have also been installed to provide additional reassurance for each property-owner.
Achievements from the Islington project
Tasou Associates have created a luxurious, modern project by placing a true emphasis upon attention-to-detail, space and light quality.
Glazing Vision’s three-wall boxed rooflights, whilst offering functionality and ease of access, also offer a clean, contemporary design with minimal framework. The unique roof terraces as a whole highlight the type of modern living space that the architects were committed to achieving.
To find out more about specifying rooflights for access, download our Part K whitepaper.