17th January 2020
Our Queensland Licensee Winsulation have recently completed a commercial project in Woollongabba.
James Davidson Architects (JDA) is a small studio-based practice that specialises in remote complex projects in Australia and overseas. Based in Cairns and Brisbane, JDA have a reputation for innovative, collaborative projects with a strong emphasis on design. JDA don't specialise in any specific type of work but focus on undertaking projects that present an opportunity to turn problems into enjoyable challenges.
The team at James Davidson Architects were in need of windows that provided noise reduction as well as privacy for a new project situated in busy Stanley Street, Woollongabba. Thermeco's double glazed window systems with internal blinds provided just the answer.
The premises sits right alongside and above the popular restaurant and bar, C’est Bon and Le Bon Bar in Stanley Street, Woollongabba. The design strategy, according to architect Britt Hill, was a light and bright office structure suspended over a green, inner-city terrace space. The major design consideration however was due to the project’s location and the need to overcome issues of acoustic transference and visual privacy between the restaurant and the office. "The increasing energy efficiency was a welcomed bonus", added Britt.
Winsulation worked with JDA to custom make all of Thermeco's thermally broken the double glazed window systems for the rooftop office to provide the solution to both the acoustic and privacy issues. Thermally broken aluminium utilises a resin situated between the inside and outside of the frame and sash. This creates an insulation buffer. This installation included a uniquely-designed arched double glazed fixed window and double glazed fixed panels with internal Venetian blinds.
Winsulation asked James Davidson Architects whether or not their clients are seeing more interest in double glazing in Queensland, given the thermal and acoustic properties of this type of window system. “As we continue to experience longer, hotter summers, I believe there is an increased awareness about the climate we live in. Therefore for our clients, there is also added concern about more efficiently heating and cooling our homes." - JDA