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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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On the eastern shore of the river, the three-storey house emerges from the tree-lined shoreline in an interplay of sharp angles and soft curves. Designed by architect Jason Winters of Kezlo Group, the home in Annapolis, Maryland stakes a quietly commanding presence on the banks of the South River. Moving glass walls and windows by Western Window Systems help define the striking home with a sense of unencumbered openness.

According to Winters, the sleek windows are at the heart of the design. “The main feature of the house is a large angled interior atrium space that is open to all three floors and acts as a view corridor pointing down the South River,” says Winters. “It was paramount to the success of the design for this portion to be open,” he adds, highlighting the “multiple large glass sections of irregular shapes set at an angle leaning outward in the plane of the exterior facade.”

Western Window Systems, Nascent House

Free of mullions and bulky frames, the bespoke full-pane glass negotiates the home’s signature angles with streamlined precision. It’s an elegant look that does not come at the expense of efficiency and functionality.

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Aluminum Windows Bring Functional Beauty to Cold-Weather Homes
An award-winning home by Desai Chia architects exemplifies the quality of aluminum window frames by Western Window Systems.
Western Window Systems, Nascent House

From the hinged and multi-slide that open onto outdoor living spaces, to the panoramic fenestration that spans multiple floors, the home’s windows mitigate solar heat gain, while creating a thermally efficient envelope for the winter months.

Western Window Systems, Nascent House

“The operable windows within the Western Window Systems did not detract from the clean contemporary aesthetic,” says Winters, with the smaller installations matching “seamlessly with adjacent larger fixed windows.”

On a waterfront site, the windows were carefully configured to balance openness and comfort. “It was paramount that the glass and glazing systems provide effective tolerance from heat gain,” says Winters.

Series 7600 Multi-Slide doors, Western Window Systems
Series 7600 Multi-Slide Door
The Series 7600 Multi-Slide Door features insulbar profiles for increased thermal performance and strength, with a signature aesthetic of thin profiles and large expanses of glass. To deliver energy efficiency in a variety of weather conditions, the Series 7600 Multi-Slide Door has a .30 U-value for standard, low-E, argon-filled dual-pane glass, and a .19 U-value […]

The customizable aluminum frames provided the versatility necessary to create a uniquely sculpted and sun-filled home, all while offering a durable, low-maintenance solution with superior thermal performance compared to wood and vinyl alternatives. It’s a striking space – particularly when the sun pours in through the windows.

This content was published by Azure on behalf of Western Window Systems. To learn more about the company, visit their website here.

Sleek, Angular Windows Lend Sculptural Beauty to a Maryland Home

Irregular shapes and moving walls of glass create surreal riverside views.

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