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Sky-Frame
2016

Incurvo, UK

  • Flush-fitted windows from Sky-Frame.
  • Design and technology combined – Sky-Frame.
  • We keep abreast of the latest technological developments to ensure our sliding window system remains at the cutting edge.
  • Sky-Frame sliding window systems can be individually combined to bring a home environment to life.
  • Sliding windows from floor to ceiling.
  • Frameless windows open up a living space and allow you to live outdoors indoors.
  • The most beautiful windows are the ones you do not see.
  • From windows to organically curved and inclined glass units, the Sky-Frame Classic, Arc and Slope systems are the perfect addition to any home environment.
  • Slim mullions provide the perfect frame for the most fascinating of all pictures – the view.
  • Sky-Frame glass sliding doors allow you to live outdoors indoors 365 days a year.
  • Experience unlimited space with spectacular vistas.
  • Elegant, flush-fitted sliding doors.

Incurvo is all about movement; a dynamic sensuous form which beckons the visitor around its sweeping curves.

Incurvo is all about movement; a dynamic sensuous form which beckons the visitor around its sweeping curves.

The house is a viscous form petrified, an English butte which grows out of the organic folds of its setting. The strong sense of movement is expressed in the sinuous brick carapace. The local brick has a luminous earthy orange hue, seemingly still bright from the heat of the kiln; this house exploits both the extraordinary plasticity of the humble brick, and its rough, tough sense of rootedness.

Inside too is all about curves and movement; the lofty entrance hall draws the visitor in and then left, right, and up as the space diverges in all directions. The end destinations are the foci of the majestic curved windows which offer panoramic views of the garden, water, trees and rolling Chilterns landscape beyond.

With respect to sustainability, Incurvo is as close to a Passivhaus as a curvy house can be: it meets the most stringent benchmarks for insulation, thermal bridging, airtightness and thermal comfort. It has three separate renewable energy systems. It has been designed as a Lifetime Home, and built in materials which will age gracefully with no need for maintenance.

Incurvo is designed to last for many lifetimes with the lightest of touches on the planet, and to lift the spirit for just as long.

Text: www.adrianjames.com/project/incurvo/

Facts

Architecture:
Adrian James Architects, Great Britain
www.adrianjames.com

Photography:
Fisher Studios, Great Britain
www.fisherstudios.co.uk