A seamless blend of refurbished original Crittall steel windows and doors, and their 21st century equivalents, have been combined in a breathlessly impressive South London headquarters building for architectural practice Squire & Partners. The first floor front elevation windows in particular are noteworthy, with their circular glazing bars within rectangular frames. Also discovered, refurbished and retained, were interior Crittall firedoors. New bespoke Crittall profiles – MW40 and W20 windows, and cold form doors – came into play in other areas of the building, such as the groundfloor ‘shop front’ windows and doors, some incorporating curved glass, that recreated the appearance of a large store at street level.
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