Doors/Entry Systems

Threshold of Innovation

Lualdi’s Edge by Marco Piva, is a door and wall system born from the desire to shape an object that is usually considered “flat,” such as the door, creating a volumetric effect and providing a new visual importance with functionality. Through the cut of the panel, the door becomes a work of art: a frame within a frame, a new, three-dimensional structure in what is normally considered a two-dimensional body, which plays with the lights and shadows of the environment in which it is placed. 

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A Grand Entrance

Joining forces with Baldwin Hardware, Kolbe’s selection of entrance door systems combines all wood/wood with extruded aluminum exteriors with stylish decorative hardware. Specialized combinations of wood species, glass and hardware afford designers a high level of creativity in crafting appealing openings. 

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Around the Globe

Tek Vue from Teknion was designed in response to customers’ increased emphasis on aesthetics, simplicity and value. The system focuses on single-center glazing and thin-profile frames, while providing effortless integration with conventional building construction and existing Teknion wall programs. Tek Vue wall and door programs are built on the concept of a universal platform, which re-envisions a system that can be specified, planned and installed within constantly evolving architecture andinteriors. 

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Safer Access

Falls are the construction industry’s leading cause of death, an issue addressed by the new Fall Protection Grating System for floor-access doors. Compatible with most existing doors, the aluminum grating features stainless steel hardware and an automatic hold-open device, along with a unique hinge that allows the panel to open to a full 90 degrees. 

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Basix Headquarters, Tel Aviv

Perpetual Movement

San Francisco-based Axelrod Design/Axelrod Architects designed the interiors for the Basix office headquarters in Tel Aviv.  The design team translated these company values into a flexible, dynamic office design, which incorporates a major element—three-dimensional striped glass—in order to transform a narrow, medium-sized office space into an open, subtle and expansive one. The office has been divided by fixed and moving glass partitions to provide for the perpetual movement and changing combinations of today’s flexible office spaces.

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Beatrix Restaurant, Fulton Market, Chicago

Bring the Outdoors In

When it comes restaurant design, Marc Jacobs, executive partner and divisional president, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, is the expert. He has done it 18 times—successfully. Jacobs says he specifies flexible doors, walls and windows to match the unique ambiance he creates at each restaurant. “Our goal as restaurateurs is to bring the outside into the space. It’s all about harnessing energy in our space and flexible windows and doors help you do that,” said Jacobs. “In every space that I have, we try to add an element of flexibility to our exterior walls to allow for openness, and grow the energy—essentially bringing the outside in.”Jaco

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Ornate Bifold

Two ornately clad Schweiss Doors bifold designer doors blend in with the historic 1926 look of a new apartment complex at Seattle’s historic auto row. The custom-made liftstrap doors measure 11 ft., 10 in. × 11 ft., 11 in. and 11 ft., 1 in. × 10 ft., 1 in.. Each door is equipped with photo eye sensors.

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Indoor Rustic

Barn doors have a rustic feel that creates a significant contrast when used indoors. VT Industries 5502 Crossbanded Particle board Core was specified to create a new user experience at Ft. Lauderdale’s Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center.

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Door Flexibility

The ProCare 8300 has a flush bolt at eye level, instead of out of reach at the top of the door, and features a simple push button that allows nurses to push down the door when their hands are full. It also won’t latch onto patient’s IVs or staff badges.

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American AgCredit Headquarters, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Create Flexible Spaces

The 120,000-sq.-ft. American AgCredit headquarters in Santa Rosa, California, was designed to accommodate rapid growth and change while championing transparency to reflect the company culture. Architect Don Tomasi, AIA, principal of local TLCD Architecture used the NanaWall HSW60 Single Track Sliding Glass Wall System to promote this theme—aiding in circulation and creating a connection between indoor and outdoor office spaces.“A lot of businesses today want flexibility and the NanaWall allows them to configure spaces in a different way,” said Tomasi. “There is also a lot of attention paid to outdoor office spaces. Calling this a trend would imply that it is

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