Doors/Entry Systems

Blanton Museum of Art on the campus, Univ. of Texas

Texas Teamwork

Ellsworth Kelly developed a clear vision for the final piece of his career as an internationally-acclaimed artist. In “Austin,” Kelly wanted to bend light in different ways through an array of 33 colored windows, 14 black and white marble panels and an 18-ft. tall totem, one of Kelly’s common sculptural forms. The project, constructed at the Blanton Museum of Art on the campus of the Univ. of Texas, was hailed by The New York Times as his masterpiece, “the grandest exploration of pure color and form in a seven-decade career spent testing the boundaries of both.”The signature project required extreme collaboration with the design team at Overland Partners, and th

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Elliptical Door Swing

Featuring an innovative new elliptical door swing that increases usable floor space as the door is drawn inward when swinging open, C.R. Laurence introduces Clear Space. The unique design incorporates a top door guide that automatically folds away from the opening and stacks parallel to the sidewall to provide unobstructed entry. The upshot is door outswing projection is reduced by approximately 45% for a typical 36-in. wide opening. 

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Rolling Up the Red Carpet

Commercial upward coiling door with a springless roll design provides up to 25 times the standard service door cycle. Three different models offer a variety of insulation, weather seal and air flow options to make Overhead Door’s EverServe Springless Rolling Service Door ideal for parking garages, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, warehouse and distribution facilities. Key features include a floor-level controller, manual hand chain and built-in braking mechanism.

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Glazing Gives Downtown LA Added Glitz

One of the latest additions to the downtown Los Angeles skyline is Metropolis—an expansive mixed-use development aimed at redefining luxury urban living. Developed by Greenland USA and designed by Gensler, Metropolis encompasses 6.3 acres of real estate, and features three residential towers, a hotel, a 60,000-sq.-ft. retail pavilion and high-end restaurants. A wide variety of architectural glazing systems were needed to help improve the function, safety and aesthetics of the new, ultramodern complex.

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Doors Add Finishing Touch to Entertainment Center

The new Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas, is a 410,000-sq.-ft., 16.7-acre, American Entertainment complex developed by The ARK Group and the City of Irving, and designedby Gensler. The complex houses 20 restaurants and retail space. The music arena converts easily from an intimate 4000-seat concert hall to an 8000-seat amphitheater, named the Pavilion at The Music Factory, the $40 million centerpiece of the complex. At the exterior of the Pavilion, at the outside of the amphitheater, are a series of seven, side-by-side, bifold liftstrap doors, ranging from 35 ft. 1 in. to 36 ft. 9 in. in width. All seven doors have a clear opening height of 25 ft., 6 in.

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The Sliding Glass Door Solution

In order to bring light deep into the floorplate, AZ TV, Arizona’s channel 7 selected floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door solutions. Enabling the full office to experience the buzz of the news room in these open, yet enclosed spaces, a strip of frosted glass runs across the glass panels to both lend a nice aesthetic and ensure safety.

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Sliding Threshold

Introduced at IBS earlier this year, PlyGem multi-panel and multi-slide patio doors achieve dramatic openings that seamlessly transition between the indoors and outdoors. MaxView, EuroSeries and 4880 Series doors push the boundaries of affordable luxury and advanced fenestration performance with bigger, stronger and more flexible glass walls.

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It's in the Ergonomics

Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, announced they will launch a line of ergonomic levers that were designed with Gensler, a prominent global architecture, design and planning firm. The levers are part of the Schlage M Collection and are well suited for healthcare facilities, high-end office spaces and senior living facilities. The levers are designed to reduce discomfort and make operation more comfortable for the hands and wrist.

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34K Strong

The 34K Series battery-powered cylindrical locks are ADA-compliant push-button keypads and can store up to 500 total access codes. Available in a keypad only or keypad plus prox, granting access via an HID card. With additional software, the programming can be transferred to the locks via your laptop.

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New Storefront in Town

With its polyamide struts and advanced internal insulation, CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s new Mojave Series advanced thermal storefront and entrance systems is just 1.75 in. in depth, yet meets rigorous California Title 24 requirements. Compatible with a wide range of locking and mounting hardware, the product is ideal for upgrading existing entrances. With a center-glazed 2 in. × 4.5 in. thermal frame, the system accommodates 1-in. insulating glass units.

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