Several of Western Window Systems’ large moving glass walls and windows are featured in three homes recently honored by the Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architecture in its 2016 Awards for Excellence, also known as the Design Awards.
“We’re proud and excited to be part of these truly beautiful homes,” says Western Window Systems architectural director Ty Cranford. “And we feel fortunate to work with such exceptional architect partners.”
Leading the way is the James River House. The contemporary home in tiny, rural Scottsville, Virginia, won the Residential Design Honor + Excellence Award. Designed by Architecturefirm, the home features Western Window Systems’ Series 600 Multi-Slide doors, which open from the great room to a large porch overlooking a Virginia forest. Also installed in the home are the company’s massive windows and Series 900 Hinge Doors.
Two other homes outfitted with Western Window Systems products won in the Residential Design Honor Award category: Casa Abierta in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and the Ontario Residence in Washington, D.C.
Casa Abierta, designed by Kube Architecture, was an unremarkable tract house until a renovation merged the indoors with the outside with the help of Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors leading to the home’s large, grassy backyard.
And the Ontario Residence, designed by David Jameson Architect Inc., is a reimagined D.C. rowhouse whose interior is bathed in natural light thanks to giant fixed windows on each of the home’s three floors. Also appearing in the home are Series 900 Hinged Doors and Series 600 Sliding Glass Doors.
The projects will be on display from November 10 through January 29 at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond, Virginia.