VISION Issue 21 - Page 29

29 What do you consider is the design’s main strength? The way it blends into the landscape. It really fits beautifully. Our approach was to never dominate its setting, but see it concealed within the landscape. Some building designers resort to maximize the wall area in an attempt to better manage interior temperatures and so really minimize the role of glass with a subsequent loss of amenity. You manage to retain a generous expanse of glass and achieve an excellent thermal performance. We had to respond to the site and setting. Anything less would have bee