Glazed design improves ecclesiastical atmosphere

The newly-refurbished St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Londons Trafalgar Square has made use of a number of innovative glazing techniques to illuminate the interior of the building.

Writing in his column in the Independent, Thomas Sutcliffe explains that new light wells have been installed to light the structures subterranean meeting and rehearsal spaces.

Furthermore, "subaqueous" glass in the side windows of the building has also been replaced with new clear glazing.

"The interior – previously a down-at-heel affair – is now light and crisply defined in its details," Mr Sutcliffe explains.

Regarding the design of the churchs East Window, described as "a cross as if seen reflected in water", he suggests that it as attempting to act as inspiration for a private and individual aid for meditation.

Meanwhile, consumers considering carrying out design work on their own properties were recently advised by interior designer Maria Leupelt in the Vancouver Sun that they should perform research before making any firm decisions.