(Large) Sliding Doors – An Architect’s Review



Architect Philip Johnson famously remarked, “I have very expensive wallpaper,” referring to the four see-through walls of his Glass House, completed in 1949. Even today transparency defines modern architecture. And our desire to connect our interior living spaces with the outdoors has only increased in recent years.

In this video I discuss the use of colossal doors in residential architectural design. The last example describes a low-cost alternative to the colossal door options presented.

Topics covered:
1. Materials: Metal, wood, and metal clad wood
2. Opening size
3. Panel configuration
4. Thresholds + sills
5. Insulation values of glass
6. Screens
7. Cost ($$$)
8. Benefits

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Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”

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