A Modern Barn Door | Architecture & Design



This video is about a Modern Barn Door. Hi. First I’d like to mention that, I’m doing a special Architects Academy over the next month or so. I’m adding one hour of my time on Skype for each person that signs up. So you sign up, and we can discuss anything school, career, college or architecture related. So Just go to architects. academy and sign up. Today I’m going to give you a quick glimpse of a very unique interior door. It’s not often that the architect gets lucky enough to design a door like this. The door is 5.5’ wide and 7.5’ tall, slides flawlessly on a 13’ long stainless steel piece of hardware and features 2” wide oak wood inlay in a custom pattern. The need for a door began with the idea that we would design millwork that provided storage in a hallway near a side entrance. The first steps were to design the millwork. The functional design included adjustable shelves above with drawers below. After we had a rough idea of the millwork appearance we decided to do something a little less conventional than just adding doors. The client wants the millwork concealed and the Interior Designer thought it would be nice to do something a little more striking. We settled on the idea that the door would be some sort of custom wood design. The interior designer gave me a photograph of a wood art piece as inspiration for the door and I was off and running. I had the luxury of putting together a large number of intricate options that we reviewed over the course of a couple weeks. We settled on one, I put together construction documents and sent it off for fabrication. The door was made by the same millworker that built the cabinets. We also decided on stainless steel hardware that was both elegant and strong enough to support the weight of the door. And the result works quite nicely. I’m Doug Patt. We’ll see you next time.

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