Create drama with double height space

2 September 2023

Properties with double-height spaces are an opportunity for architects and interior designers to create a visual impact and a sense of drama

Architects can deliver an instant 'wow-factor' using double-height glass in order to create stunning light filled atriums

Double-height glass is used to enhance the sense of space and draw in maximum natural light into a dwelling.  With today's innovative high performance structural glazing, it is possible for architects to deliver on their ambitious designs and create glass facades that comply with Building Regulations Part L whilst delivering drama with maximum visual impact. 

In many ways it is the perception of space rather than a measurement that defines how a home feels.
The effect of height, especially double-height space, is often underestimated in interior design. This is why the best interiors in top-end contemporary homes now feature the soaring drama of entrance halls or living rooms with ceilings that top 30 ft.

Check out some projects that really deliver the architectural wow factor.

Structural glass to luxury home creates a dramatic light filled atrium
Double height structural glass creates a stunning light-filled atrium to this luxury replacement dwelling, Roman Park 

The grandeur of the double height glass and structural glazed roof is further accentuated with the clever design detail of a step down sunken lounge. Floor to ceiling structural glass by IQ Glass to both elevations immerses the property into its stunning landscape, and the abundance of natural light with aspects out create a comfortable and inviting ambiance. 

A bright light-filled hallway with double height feature and IQ Glass to new build

IQ Glass UK – Beechcroft – Private Home
A bright hallway was an important part of the brief.  The architects created double-height space and chose large panes of structural glazing and frameless glass balustrades dramatically increasing natural light to this contempary property.

A double height vertical sash window delivers the wow factor to this luxury new build in Henley.

Dormers new build in Henley

This modern luxurious new build in Henley boasts an incredible 6m tall vertical sash window with the slimmest sightlines and flush threshold detail that blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. This new build featured in Grand Designs and was shortlisted in the Glass House Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards for its minimal design with frameless architectural glazing.

Are you working on a project with a requirement for bespoke glazing? Contact us today to start your journey today! 


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