Yay! Burd Haward Architects won their competition to redesign the Porters’ Lodge at Queens College, Oxford! Their design had huge double curved double glazing to the full length of the front loggia. These multiple glass ‘bubbles’ enclose the loggia creating the semi-internal space needed for the porters’ lodge, whilst maintaining the building form.
We helped them with the concept, giving advice on what was possible (and what was not), setting out the available material sizes, manufacturers and performances as well as the potential visual impact of the proposed glass. The project is due to begin late 2014. There will be challenges but it will be beautiful – and fun!