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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Soho Hotel, London

"Style savvy" is the description of the fashionable new Soho Hotel in London, located in the centre of Soho between Wardour and Dean Streets. The hotel, part of the Firmdale Hotel chain was formally opened in September 2004 and Crittall supplied all the windows to the structure from its Corporate W20 range.

In all, 159 windows were specified by the architect, Peter French, with small panes and curved heads. In addition the front entrance doors were designed from Corporate W20 profiles to match the fenestration. The Corporate W20 profile offers flexibility in design via shaped windows, and has the ability to form extensive composite windows. Aesthetically, it delivers very slim sightlines, thus maximising the glazing, which, in the case of the Soho Hotel, is a major feature of the design.

Steel was chosen to meet with planning requirements and to complement the surrounding buildings in the area. The use of glass as a design medium in its own right, complementing the style of construction. The style of the structure demanded elegant fenestration and slim profiles for the window details, and Crittall supplied its products for the purpose.
The new hotel offers 85 bedrooms and 6 private apartments, and is contemporary both internally and externally. The use of Crittall fenestration for the doors and windows adds a uniform visual appeal to the new hotel.
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St Pauls School, Concord, New Hampshire

St Pauls School, founded in 1856 is an independent, co-educational, fully residential boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire.

In June 1996 the school awarded a two-summer dormitories addition/renovation project consisting of additions and renovations to the four, nearly identical, dormitory buildings known as the Quads. The scope of work for each of the four buildings consisted of a 3,000 sq ft faculty apartment addition, plus a gut renovation of the existing 12,000 sq ft building.

The addition, which was architecturally designed to match the original 1927 design incorporated brick, limestone, ornate copper flashings, and lead-camed steel windows. Crittall Windows supplied hundreds of hot-dip galvanized Homelight casement windows with lead camed IGU's to match the original 1927 style.

Private Residence Atlanta Georgia

This suburban Atlanta residence started as a renovation project. Once the scope of the project was determined it became new construction.

The site offered spectacular natural surroundings. Large floor-to-ceiling double doors, and matching full fixed lights frame the property providing clean architectural lines, and maximising the ever-present view.

Crittall's Corporate W20 was chosen because of the strength of steel, and the narrow sightlines, allowed for large openings to effectively create the feeling of bringing the outdoors in.
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