“We look for windows that give us large areas of glass and the thinnest profiles possible,” Rose says. Megawood offers such a product. Fine mahogany wood encases 1¼-inch-thick insulating glass bonded to a concealed aluminum channel—a construction that allows oversized windows to pair with smaller frames. Rose balanced transparent expanses on this house with tactile materials like wood panels to “give an intimate sense of scale to the façade.” Megawood Industries, 908.686.4747; www.megawood.com

charles rose architects
somerville, mass.
charles rose, aia