Doors/Entry Systems

Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York

Banking on the Indoor/Outdoors Trend

A full blown-trend for the past few years, COVID has only increased the spotlight on the need for well-ventilated spaces, notably for eating and drinking establishments. Proprietors of Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York’s newest Italian restaurant, hustled to create accommodations where they could.  The restaurant uses operable doors from Schweiss Bifold to get the job done. Specifically, it has a 30-ft., 6-in. x 13-ft., 4-in, Schweiss Doors bifold designer door that opens to a bar and landscaped yard at the back of the restaurant.The COVID crisis has firmly established the importance of healthy ventilation and plenty of outside air in spaces—an idea often poo-pooed due to its ener

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Accordion Swing

The SL84 redesigned bifold door may just be the slimmest, thermally-efficient, aluminum bifold door available. With minimally-exposed hardware and a slim aluminum frame, the bifold door has no width limitations and panel heights reach as high as 11-ft., 6-in. Available in inswing or outswing configurations, it can accommodate open corner designs. Its concealed panel alignment means less exposed panel hinges and a cleaner profile.A newly designed Gothic Arch roller system borrows design ideas from bullet trains with only the sides of the roller touching the track. This allows for extremely smooth and easy operation regardless of panel size or weight. The patented TwinX enables the system to m

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Forging Forward

Made from a proprietary hybrid of fiberglass and UV stable polymer, formulated for strength and resilience, the Forgent line includes a variety of window and door products. An integral nailing fin, and welded sash and frame, provide rigidity and keeps units square, thereby preventing air and water from entering the joint. A great fit for new construction and retrofits with short lead times, the products can be installed in three convenient ways.

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Let it Roll

The Extreme 300 Series MicroCoil Grille reduces headroom for rolling grilles by 50% while providing building safety. The door decreases angles through patented curved vertical links, reducing the number of voids and headroom required and tightening coils in the process. Meeting ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the door is wind loaded and can withstand up to 20 psf static design pressure standard—up to 40 psf optional. 

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Roof Hatches Integral to Seattle Hotel Design

The $470 million, LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Seattle is the new crown jewel for the Emerald City. The Hyatt Regency Seattle soars more than 500 ft. and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest. One key component in the construction process—often overlooked in luxury hotels—was in the installation of roof hatches to provide rooftop access to mechanical equipment.

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Hydraulic Door Hinges

The system set provides concealed, clean openings for an elegant, timeless look. Equipped with several positional adjustments, as well as customization for the closing and latching speed, and a backcheck that allows for a quiet close that produces no noise. It has an impressive UL10C fire-safety rating, and is suitable for ADA use. Ideal for hotels, office buildings, residences and safe rooms, applicable for wood, hollow metal and fiberglass doors.

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A Clean Look

An all-glass entryway and curtainwall system combine to deliver a striking façade at 9001 Cypress Waters in North Dallas, Texas. Unique T-shaped mullions and extended face caps support the thermally broken curtainwall’s clean, streamlined spans of glass. GFF Architects’ design also features a four-story trellis made from layered aluminum tubing.

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Door for all Seasons

The AA 3200M Thermal Sliding Door, complete with its IsoPour Thermal Break Technology, merges the pour and debridge thermal break with polymer isolator technologies. Features include interior and exterior dual finish capabilities, low and standard threshold options, stainless-steel casters, tracks and fasteners, and an insect screen.

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Breaking out of the Square

Maximizing space by fully leveraging angled floor plates, The Sliding Door Co.’s new Flex Angle System delivers interior glass door partitions in convex and concave angles. The innovative product enables the creation of smooth angular transitional vertical column between two glass wall and/or door systems. Unlike other columns that have a fixed angled support or an incremental angle adjustment, the Flex Angle provides a high range of flexibility to fit a wider range of project needs.

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Transformer

Disguised as attractive cladding, this five bifold door, designed by WRNS Studio, as part of Schweiss Doors’ designer bifold liftstrap line, gives this kiosk-style cafe at the San Francisco Civic Center the right touch for the plaza. Consisting of laser-cut stainless-steel panels, the doors open on all sides. When closed, they blend into the building design so passersby don’t even see them.

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