A Geometric Atrium Skylight in Cape Neddick, ME

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Construction

Continuing from a recent post about a new glass conservatory we introduced to a stunning oceanside residence in Cape Neddick, Maine, today we’re happy to bring you the build process for another addition to the same property: a gorgeous, geometrically detailed atrium skylight added to the building’s third floor balcony. First announced in 2021, this project has been a joy to work on, and is a true testament to our company’s experience as a design-build collaborator. Sunspace worked alongside the Fiorentino Group architects of Portsmouth, New Hampshire in order to finalize the atrium skylight’s design, and we manufactured the mahogany components, installing them on site in conjunction with Ragusa Builders of Seabrook. Ragusa served as the general contractor. The project speaks for itself, and is a jewel adorning one of Maine’s most dramatic oceanfront properties. Let’s dive in!

An isometric drawing of the third floor balcony atrium skylight.

A 3D model view of the atrium’s support structure.

Steel frame assembly for the atrium begins by setting the ridge beam in position.
It’s a job for multiple hands!

The steel rafters have been set in place.

Connections between the steel and wood frame are now secured.

The wood frame eave is attached, readying the structure for the mahogany framing elements.

Sunspace craftsmen begin adding mahogany roof components to the steel frame.

Primer has been applied to the mahogany to achieve the aesthetic desired by the client.
Our construction can be tailored to match the visual appearance of any existing structure.

The atrium is being prepared to accept low-e SolarBan 70 high performance insulated glass.

Glass installation for the new skylight begins.

Insulated glass is installed on all sides.
This skylight requires custom shaped trapezoidal and rectilinear glass units.

Copper flashing and capping is installed to complete the glazing system.

The Sunspace field crew also installed the custom windows above the geometric atrium skylight.

The completed atrium now awaits interior finishes provided by the general contractor.

A view facing the doors as work on the interior continues.

The atrium skylight allows a flood of natural sunlight to fill the interior.

The complex skylight bathes the winding staircase in sunshine.

Sunspace Design offers a variety of glass products and spaces that are able to meet the needs of any space. From freestanding greenhouses, to swimming pool enclosures, to classic dining room conservatories, to glass roof components which allow natural sunshine to flood the spaces below, we’re the company New Englanders turn to when it’s time to let the light in. Reach out to us to learn more.

Original Post Date: 2023-04-18
Last Updated: 2023-12-06

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