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Open Corner Sliding Glass Doors: Towards a Light & Wide Architecture

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RoadRunner Residence / North Arrow Studio. Image © Chase DanielMill Valley Guesthouse / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects. Image © David WakelyThe Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA. Image © Matthew SegalAustin home / A Parallel Architecture. Image Courtesy of Western Window Systems+ 27

Malibu Crest, a 2019 remodeling of a 1949 International Style home, was a vital undertaking by the architecture firm Studio Bracket that aimed to expand the structure’s square footage and panoramic views of Malibu while retaining over 50% of the home’s original walls. The project was ultimately successful, not only in its refurbishment of the interior rooms and reconfiguration of the space, but in its enlargement of the windows to truly capture views of the surrounding lagoon and mountains. This expansion of the view was done in part through an open corner window scheme and floor-to-ceiling glass, manufactured by Western Window Systems. The uninterrupted glass walls afforded by this open corner technology is one of the most effective ways that architects can open an interior space to the stunning vistas of a natural environment. Yet an even more striking configuration increasingly being employed by residential architects is that of the open corner sliding glass door – a system that can even more completely open an interior space to the unobstructed outdoors. Below, we discuss this technology in more detail, alongside several examples of projects using the open corner glass door.

The North Parker / Jonathan Segal Architect

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AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have announced the recipients of the 2015 Housing Awards. Currently in its 15th year, the awards are designed to “recognize the best in US housing design” and “promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.” This year, the jury awarded ten designs in three categories. See them all, after the break.

Marlboro Music: Five Cottages / HGA Architects and EngineersBroadway Affordable Housing / Kevin Daly Architects160 Massachusetts Avenue Tower / William Rawn Associates. Image © Bruce T. Martin PhotographyBayview Hill Gardens / David Baker Architects. Image © Matt Edge+ 11

The Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA

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San Diego, United States
  • Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5300
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    Manufacturers: Western Window Systems