A pivoting larch door provides a shortcut to enter this concrete Houston home as an alternative to the main courtyard entrance.
In the studio of this Australian dwelling, an entire wall swings away to allow easy outdoor access.
Oriented to absorb the afternoon sun, floor-to-ceiling doors comprise two-thirds of this tiny New Zealand home’s west-facing walls, which open to an elevated deck overlooking Island Bay.
Architect Bill Yudchitz asked his son, Daniel, to help him create a self-sustaining multi-level family cabin in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Floor-to-ceiling doors from Sierra Pacific Windows open the structure to the elements and provide a protective layer when not in use.
When the team behind this garage renovation chose to preserve the function of the rolling door, it proved to be one of the biggest design challenges of the project. Says the architect, “We didn’t want it to roll back into the new living space because it would limit our lighting options for the room.” Thus, an unconventional exterior-track rolling door was conceptualized that would not cut into the interior volume.