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Primal Soup retail kiosk

LONDON bloc

The kiosk has a steel structural frame of 70 x 70mm SHSs which rest on a base of 100 x 70mm channels with four 50 x 50mm RHS joists spanning between them. The side walls are of 2mm 'ricegrain' patterned aluminium plate panels, with folded details at head and jamb which allow them to be bolted to the steel frame.

The front wall, rear wall and canopy are of 10mm toughened glass, sandblasted on the inner face. They are face-mounted to the frame with 2mm thick folded steel plates.

Countersunk pignose stainless steel glazing bolts connect the glass to the top lip of each plate, the bottom lip is fitted with mounting blocks and neoprene strip to take the edges of the glass, and the back lip is bolted to the steel frame.

The roof is of sandblasted 10.8mm laminated glass which is fixed to the steel frame with proprietary glazing bars.

The glass walls, roof and canopy are overclad with frames of 18 x 45mm iroko slats held on M8 stainless steel rods which run through the slats with 12mm diameter stainless steel spacer sleeves slotted between them.

Hangers at the corners of each frame are bolted between paired plates fixed to the steel frame. The hangers are longer at the top corners, allowing the slats to be canted and create shadow patterns on the glass. The ends of the rods are threaded with countersunk security nuts.

The canopy opens to form a brise soleil; two gas struts assist the opening process and it is locked in position with two 16mm diameter stainless steel rod stays. A stainless steel shelf folds down when the kiosk is open to form a counter and protect the lower frame of iroko slats.

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