Glass Windows and Doors in 5 Prefabricated Projects – ArchDaily

Glass Windows and Doors in 5 Prefabricated Projects

Marmol Radziner Gem. Image Courtesy of Western Window Systems

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The benefits of prefabrication are by now well-documented: prefabricated construction is cheaper, faster, better for the environment, and more consistent than traditional forms of architectural construction. At the same time, it can be used for a wide range of unique designs, calculated to meet a client’s specific needs. To take advantage of these many benefits, however, the prefabrication systems and products themselves must meet a certain standard of quality and flexibility.

Below, we consider five architectural projects using custom glass windows and doors by Western Window Systems, each designed to maximize utility for prefabricated and modular construction logics. Beyond their suitability for prefabricated construction, these products also maximize views, aesthetics, and functionality, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living.

Beach Bungalow on Long Island Sound

This waterfront home, designed by Jonathan Tucker of Resolution: 4 Architecture, sits on the Great Peconic Bay on Long Island and utilizes multi-slide glass doors to maximize views of the bay. Sitting at 1650 square feet of entirely prefabricated construction, with assembled modules set atop a lifted steel frame to adjust for potential flooding, the bungalow includes a central courtyard and wide deck boasting unobstructed views of the bay. The architects selected Western Window Systems’ Series 600 Sliding Glass Doors not only to seamlessly connect the home to its natural surroundings, but also to take advantage of the natural daylight and ventilation afforded by these wide and operable glass openings. Furthermore, Tucker cited the series’ customizability as an enormous draw, which allowed the architects and clients to optimize the size of windows in a way best suited to their needs and to the flexibility required for prefabrication and assembly. The Series 600 Sliding Glass Door can conform to nearly any configuration up to 72″ wide and 144″ tall per panel.

Beach Bungalow on Long Island Sound. Image Courtesy of Western Window Systems

Beach Bungalow on Long Island Sound. Image Courtesy of Western Window Systems

Beach Bungalow on Long Island Sound. Image Courtesy of Western Window Systems

Santa Monica Corner Lot

This prefabricated home, designed by architect Jennifer Siegal for a 25-foot by 100-foot lot in Santa Monica, makes the most of its limited area with two floors, an open plan, and a back patio utilizing Western Window Systems’ Series 600 Multi-Slide Door. The sliding door allows the client—who is also, in this case, the architect—to make the most of the natural ventilation coming from Santa Monica’s Pacific Ocean breezes. In further consideration of the city’s unique weather, the architect installed Western Window Systems’ Series 670 Awning and Casement Windows on …….

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