design et al are delighted to announce that Marston & Langinger has been shortlisted for Glasshouse Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019.
With a brief to design and build a classic and timeless conservatory that would be in keeping with the architecture of the property whilst remaining unobtrusive to its surrounding landscape, Marston & Langinger were enlisted to create a calm, unique light-filled room for family and guests to meet, relax and enjoy the great outdoors; blurring the boundaries of the garden and the internal space, irrespective of the unpredictable Irish weather.
Despite the proposed size and grand internal structure, the building needed to sit proportionally to the main house, being subservient to the mansion but also cohesive within its setting. Frame colour was to play a critical part in the overall design consideration, allowing for a look-through effect, blending the barriers between the inside and the outdoors. The ability for the material and finish to withstand the elements for many decades with minimum maintenance was key, however, this was not to compromise the classic lines of a traditional structure. To enhance the design further, bronze furnishing was specified to complement the beautiful dark powder-coating of the structure.
Marston & Langinger used robust survey details combined with the latest 3D CAD technology to enable precision design, engineering and manufacturing techniques to be carried out – specialist steel and aluminium fabricators were required to create the framework of the barrelled roof, complemented by meticulously formed double glazed units. The images only show the outstanding final result. The complete team involved including the client were part of a journey that demonstrated the highest quality of communication and diligence from inception to completion.