Bent and Curved Glass was enlisted by Mury Architects to manufacture the curved glass domelight at the Giant Steps School, to create a focal point to a new teaching space for children with autism.
Australian Bent and Curved Glass, with head offices in Revesby, NSW, has supplied a unique curved glass domelight as part of a design solution to create a stimulating learning environment for children with autism.
Chris Mury of Mury Architects enlisted the help of the specialist glass manufacturer to create the curved glass domelight at the Giant Steps School, to create a focal point to a new teaching space.
Mury explained that the glazed oculus serves as much as an educative tool as a means for providing light into a deep interior space.
Using low-E thermal performance glass, Bent and Curved Glass worked with Mury Architects in the early design phase determining the maximum size and shape parameters achievable in the bending furnace.
According to Mury, the domelight has proved itself with the space remaining comfortable during summer, adding that the glazing solution has definitely exceeded the expected functional success, particularly in terms of the children’s use of the space and their interaction with the light filtered through the oculus as it casts a moving circle of light on the floor through the day.
The project has won the Viridian Vision Award 2011 for Best Use of Glass in Commercial Interiors, as well as being listed as Finalist in the Australian Interior Design Awards for Colour in Commercial Design and receiving the RAIA NSW Chapter Architecture Awards Commendation.
Bent and Curved Glass Pty Ltd (BCG) is a “glass curving specialist” with over 30 years experience providing all forms of curved glass for commercial and residential architectural applications throughout Australia.