Stunning Curved Glass Balustrades, Jersey, Case Study
St Brelade's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
Architect: Naish Waddington Architects
Contractor: AC Mauger Construction
Taking full advantage of extensive views across St Brelade's Bay on the Channel Island of Jersey are curved and straight clear glass balconies supplied by Balconette for the prestigious award-winning Chateau Valeuse apartments.
Designed by Jersey-based Naish Waddington architects and built by AC Mauger Construction, Chateau Valeuse took third place in the 'Best Large-Scale Development' category at the 2011 Jersey Design Awards. The versatile Orbit Balustrade System with a handrail in Royal Chrome finish was installed by Pallot Windows, the island's Balconette dealer, at the striking Art Deco-inspired building which comprises 15 one to three bedroom luxury apartments.
Offering tremendous design options for larger external balconies and balustrading projects, the system's elegant aesthetics complement the building's 1930s streamlined architectural style.
For Naish Waddington, clear glass balustrading was a key design element. 'The strong semi-circular balconies are sculptural, dramatic and functional. The horizontality of the South Elevation is emphasised by the continuation of these balconies which span towards the central element. Chateau Valeuse is a calm, refined, modernist building, set within a landscape that evokes its seaside setting'.
Project Architect Bruno Francisco commented: "Balconette was able to provide a cost-effective frameless curved balustrading solution to ensure uninterrupted sea views. We were able to achieve this with semi-circular projecting balconies using the handrail as the structural tie without the need for vertical intermediate posts"
Managing Director of Balconette, Effi Wolff said: "As this impressive project shows, curved or straight panels, or a combination of both, can deliver the architect's vision for an aesthetically-driven balustrading solution that is as visually stunning as it is practical."
Balconette is a specialist in sophisticated glass and aluminium balustrading solutions and stunning curved patio doors, supplying straight or curved external and Juliet balconies to exact client specifications.
From single balustrades to multi-apartment developments, the company works with architects, designers and specifiers to deliver the most cost-effective, stylish and durable balustrade solution.