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Working Detail: Small Projects 2010, Corpus Christi Greenhouse by Rick Mather Architects

[WORKING DETAIL 21.01.10] Glazing detail, external envelope construction and external sliding door

Corpus Christi Greenhouse − The greenhouse is a frameless glass display box on a low stone wall, protruding from the existing garden walls. Behind the walls, the construction is more typical: glazed panels, opening vents and sliding glass doors, all with grey powder-coated frames.

The wall is Taynton stone recycled from the existing garden walls, with lime mortar to match. The stone is tied back to a new concrete substructure.

The glass display box comprises four single panes, joined with high strength structural silicone along the edges. The glass walls are 15mm, clear-float, heat-soaked, toughened safety glass by Saint-Gobain Sekurit. The glass roof uses the same product but with two 10mm-thick layers, joined with high-strength Dow Corning structural silicone glazing sealant and clear weather-seal silicone. The glass is held in a galvanised steel channel and the junction is concealed by a powder-coated steel angle.

Inside, the benches are stained softwood with softwood framing. The pivoting gate is Iroko and the hidden shed is from B&Q.

Rick Mather Architects

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