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Brimelow McSweeney Architects were appointed to design the refurbishment of this store at 11-12 Floral Street which is at the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Floral Street has a significant concentration of high end retail outlets and so Brimelow McSweeney selected the architectural bronze EBE profile from Secco Sistemi. With it’s luxury aesthetics the choice of architectural bronze ensured that the store not only met the areas already high standards but exceeded them.
Mowat & Company architects were commissioned to design the new flagship store for Berry Bros. & Rudd in Pall Mall. As London’s longest established wine merchant and with their new store literally around the corner from their historic home, it was important for the materials and finishes to communicate the quality that is synonymous with the Berry Bros.& Rudd brand.
As a consequence, Mowat & Company decided to use the Secco OS2 system, in architectural bronze, as a key feature within the store. The slim sight lines and excellent thermal performance, made the Secco OS2 system the perfect choice for the three double door sets, to the chilled fine wine cabinet, at the rear of the store. The use of the OS2 system with thermally efficient plant on glazing bars and matching architectural bronze lock boxes and lever handles adds to experience already enjoyed by Berry Bros. & Rudd customers.
Alex Mowat says “In designing the new store we looked to ways in which products and materials could be both modern and match the tradition of high quality and excellent service of the client’s brand. We selected Secco for quality and Venturi for their service. A great combination! “
A project we supplied back in early 2016 has won a coveted RIBA Regional Award for London.
The project Designed by Allies & Morrison used our Krone Oak/Aluminium Composite windows and doors in a new T Shaped extension to the existing school.
Supplied back in late 2015 the Mayfair Hotel in Stratton St Mayfair, London features the Secco OS2 slim steel system.
The architects, Ettwein Bridges needed a slim heritage steel product but thermally broken to meet modern building requirements. Most of the glazing is fairly straight forward but one screen in particular created a bit of a challenge.
The curved screen had to be ‘flipped round’ due to it being an internally glazed system to allow for glazing and deglazing in case of damage in the future. Although uncommon this can be done with careful design and manufacture to ensure the water tightness is kept.
The system was finished in a special bronze effect polyester powder coat paint to fit in with the local architecture.
This residential project at 180 Albany St was supplied in 2016 with our Uniform Composite Inward opening window system. The architect chose a two tone effect with the anodised Aluminium external frames. The opening sash was a different shade of Bronze anodising to the fixed frame of the glazing system. Internally they opted for our brand new (at the time) polypropylene veneer finish which allows cleaning with chemicals not possible on painted timber windows.
The windows feature an inset design and a juliet balcony fixed to the glazing.
The architects are renowned practice DRMM.
Venturi UK were approached by 3X Architects to provide a suitable solution for a high end residential project in Notting Hill. The client’s brief was to have a high quality, elegant design, but high performance and security was essential. The Secco EBE65 system was selected.
The resulting system provides high thermal performance (<1.5w/m²K), and WK3 compliant security – As the photograph shows, the glazing offers clean, classic lines and is set off with architectural bronze frames.
The passing of Zaha Hadid not too long ago reminds us of our last project we supplied designed by the studio.
The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton which won the Sterling Prize used Meinertz plinth radiators around the perimetre of the classrooms.
These robust flat fronted solutions are ideal for a school environment with hidden pipework and a 2mm thick steel wall making them resistant to the hardest of knocks and kicks.
The Centre was designed by renowned architects Reiach and Hall. The essence of the design is the creation of a matrix of courtyards that result in a porous building, an extension of the landscape that offers moments of visibility and outlook with places of privacy and inlook.
At the recent BAU 2017 buildings exhibition in Munich, Germany, Secco Sistemi unveiled two new solutions to add to their already extensive catalogue of high performing glazed solutions.
The first is a new version of the already popular OS2 system, OS2 75. This new solution is a deeper OS2 allowing for triple glazed units to be used for the first time. The increased depth also allows for tilt and turn mechanisms to be used which was not possible in the previous OS2 solution. This now makes it possible to reach a U Value target of 1.1w/m2k.
Also on display for the first time was a new BiFold door in the OS2 75 profile. With a possible height of 2.9m and with 1m wide leafs this elegant solution has the slimmest frame profiles on the market for a biFold door as only 62mm. Being triple glazed makes it possible to reach a U Value target of 1.0w/m2k in a slim tall STEEL or BRONZE BiFold door for the first time.
Finally, Secco also showed a new blackened steel finish made from using a stainless steel raw material and an acid treatment to give this dark architectural finish.
Househam Henderson Architects were commissioned to design this retail outlet for Philipp Plein for their New Bond Street store. In keeping with the exclusive nature of the Philipp Plein brand, the architect wanted to use the high quality EBE 65 painted steel shop front system from Secco Sistemi. The use of steel sections ensured that the glazed area was maximised facilitating the best view of the merchandise within