A new 6-storey residential complex house in Malaya Ordynka is a masterpiece by ADM bureau. The authors of the project managed to blend this premium-class modern residential building into the historical center of the Russian capital.
This cast-in-place house of concrete and brick is designed in a European style and fitted with panoramic windows. Its original façade solution never fails to attract attention. The facades are made of three different materials, yet they perfectly match, partly thanks to the use of architectural glass of neutral shade in all the three variants.
The left façade, facing north, is glazed with curved glass bearing screen print. The curved elements resemble butterfly wings, and this unique design adds the whole building special aeriality and featheriness.
Bend glass in architecture helps alternate straight lines, corners and bent fractures with smooth curves, and a lot of modern designers make use of this technique. To add glass as the main façade element the desired shape, it is bent and further tempered, or bent in the gravity furnace at the temperature of 550 - 620℃.
Guardian SunGuard® HP Neutral 60/40 coated solar control glass was chosen for the façade as it helps to improve energy savings and exceptional solar protection. For a house with panoramic windows these parameters are of utmost importance, as the heat quickly escapes the premises in winter, while in the summer months scorching sun rays almost immediately heat the rooms up. Yet, once glass with special energy-efficient coating is used, these problems can be easily solved, and the building’s occupants enjoy comfortable living throughout the year. One of the vivid advantages of the house in Ordynka is that the ceilings are 3,4 meters high, so the spacious windows let the owners fill their apartments with air and light.