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Glass Box, Killyleagh

Glass Box, Killyleagh

Located on top of a drumlin with spectacular views over Strangford Lough, a Glass Box had been erected at the first floor level of a derelict row of single-storey stone barns.

This was built against - and into - a perimeter stonewall of the farmyard.

The brief was to create a room to shelter from weather exposure brought about by rain and offshore winds.

This was to be carried out alongside the utilisation of breathtaking views to be drawn in and the sun's heat to be absorbed all year round. 

In addition, we were tasked with creating a space to meditate.

The existing stone walls were repaired, and their shapes and forms were retained. 

Glazed guarding on the seaward side of the deck now provides additional protection from the wind whilst not compromising the views.

The result is a frameless glass box, carefully detailed to appear to sit delicately on top of the deck. 

Exposed stainless steel and crucifix shaped columns blend effortlessly with the surroundings, reflecting the light and supporting the solid roof structure.