Glass Manifestations applied to contemporary glass installations

Glass Manifestations applied to contemporary glass installations

Installing structural glass in a heritage environment is the optimum way to update the functionality of a building without obscuring the original architecture.  There are however, occasions when  clients are concerned that that the finished result in contemporary glass will be too much of a contrast to the traditional style of the existing building.

The solution?

Applying a glass manifestation that reflects an existing feature has proved a successful way to ensure the new installation perfectly complements the original design of the building.

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square

This central London church is a testament to the Arts and Crafts movement  with significant influence from William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.  Ion Glass installed new glass doors and structural glass meeting rooms.

A glass manifestation was designed based on a motif used in an original metal screen in the church.  This was applied to the structural glass and to the glass doors themselves ensuring that the new glass installation continued the Arts & Craft heritage of the church. 

St Nicholas Church, Great Bookham

This village church dates back to the 11th Century.  A recent project installed structural glass to minimise heat loss, introducing a full height glass screen across the nave and glass doors inside the original wooden entrance doors.

Ion Glass suggested  the addition of an applied glass manifestation based on the cross embroidered on the altar cloth. The emblem was applied in two rows across both the inner and outer screens, integrating the spirit and atmosphere of the church into the new glass installation.

Fusilier Museum

Ion Glass supplied and installed powered sliding glass doors to create a secure but welcoming entrance to  the Fusiliers Museum in the Tower of London and the Regimental Headquarters.  The applied manifestation to museum doors displays the regimental insignia and a welcome message for visitors, also ensuring that the glass doors themselves are clearly visible. The traditional insignia is repeated on the secure glass doors to the Regimental Headquarters.

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