We have added an elegant ‘glass box’ extension to a large semi-detached house in the Nightingale Triangle near Wandsworth Common. This forms an extension of the family kitchen and dining room. The brief is not unusual for us, but what marks this project out, is the use of a minimalist glazing system.

The virtually frameless glazed wall with sliding panels allows for maximum visual access to the landscaping beyond. A light weight ‘brise soleil’ fabricated in white steel has been added to provide solar shading, and to add to the simple architectural form of the extension.