Product> Grand Openings: Window Walls and Doors That Bring the Outside In

Architecture, National, Product
Monday, August 11, 2014
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sky-frame_arc_1

(Courtesy Sky-Frame)

Even in four-season climates, the allure of outdoor living endures. Meticulously engineered for ease of operation, structural soundness, and weather-tightness, large-scale openings offer a seamless transition between indoors and out. Sliding, telescoping, or rising mechanisms give designers—and their clients—a choice of access that complements their architecture.

Arc
Sky-Frame

This sliding curved window can be double- or triple-glazed. Multiple curves can be combined, or integrated with straight runs.

duratherm

(Courtesy Duratherm)

Slide/Fold
Duratherm

Light, ventilation, and privacy are achieved through a strategic use of louvers on the slide/fold door system, here custom fabricated in teak. Fourteen wood species are offered for this configuration.

vitrocsa_SBR-FRAN-SILVESTRE-ARQUITECTOS-VALENCIA-(12)

(Courtesy Vitrocsa)

Vitrocsa Invisible Wall System
Vitrocsa

With only ¾-inch vertical sightlines for dual-glazed sliding doors, this system creates a nearly invisible operable wall. Available as horizontal sliding windows and doors, vertically sliding windows, and pivoting doors.

cero_solarlux

(Courtesy Cero)

Solarlux
Cero

A 1 1/3-inch profile and a concealed track system facilitate a near-seamless appearance. Capable of supporting panels up to 13 feet by 1 9 feet with a weight of 2,200 pounds.

arch-op2

(Courtesy Architectural Openings)

Architectural Openings
Architectural Openings

Doors with lift-slide and swing mechanisms combine with tilt-turn windows in this custom mahogany curtain wall.

Panda_Oakbrook-Shopping-Center

(Courtesy Panda Windows & Doors)

Lift/Slide
Panda Windows & Doors

With a maximum panel size of 20 feet tall by 10 feet wide, these thermally broken lift-and-slide doors feature an extruded aluminum profile and polyamide iso-bars.

glendale-galleria-elephant3

(Courtesy CRL)

E1200 Elephant Doors System
CRL

Operable storefront sections slide behind fixed sections of this opening system. Suitable for conditions that require a wide opening that can be easily converted into a fixed panel, a wall, or a wall with a door system inside.

AEGINA-09-HRx22

(Courtesy La Cantina Doors)

Multi-Slide Door System
La Cantina Doors

This aluminum thermally controlled multi-slide door system features AAMA certified wheels, which allow for a symmetrical, low-profile bottom rail.

hufcor_bifold_howells_and_hood

(Courtesy Hufcor)

Hydrau-Lift Bifold Doors
Hufcor

These automated bi-fold doors fold vertically up and outward when retracted, leaving a clear opening and minimizing the amount of headroom needed inside the building.

polygal

(Courtesy Polygal)

Standard Grade Multiwall Sheets
Polygal

Featuring a UV coating to protect the polycarbonate panels against yellowing, the rigid sheet structure provides extra strength under wind and snow loads.

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