A room with a view is what every contemporary home owner craves for. Whether it is a view of the sun setting on the city skyline or waves constantly kissing the beach in a distance, thriving woodlands or a tranquil lake, houses with unabated views are incredibly popular. With exteriors now becoming as essential as the interiors, extravagant use of glass has become an inherent part of contemporary architecture.
by Knowles PS
While many residences employ large floor-to-ceiling glass windows so as to get the best possible view, sliding glass doors take that experience a step further. Some can act as a transparent partition between your bedroom and the deck space outside. Other translucent ones can be used between two rooms to ensure privacy when necessary. Delve in to take a look at the wide variety of sliding glass door designs and what they have to offer –
by Tracy Stone AIA
by Maydan Architects Inc
by Birdseye Design
by John Lum Architecture
by Benning Design Associates
by LDa Architecture & Interiors
The most attractive aspect of sliding glass doors is the aesthetic appeal. The use of sliding doors fits in perfectly with the principles of current architectural trends. Their sparkling surface makes for a fine addition in most homes that use a semi-minimalist or even minimalist theme. Their transparent nature obviously means that they can bring in the scenery outside and turn it into a live and ever-changing canvas for your interiors.
by Andre Kikoski Architect
by Don F. Wong
Sliding glass doors bring along with them a sense of excitement and joy that comes with being unconstrained. It is all about offering protection without taking away freedom to enjoy the countless sights and sounds outside.
by Dennis Mayer
by Harrell Remodeling
by Alco Products Inc
by At-Six Architecture
by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects LLP
by Sarah Jeffeys Design
Blurring the Borders
Depending on where and how you use the sliding glass doors, one can easily change the perception of physical borders. This is particularly useful in residences where different seasons bring along with them a drastic change in weather. Glass sliding doors can keep out the elements of a harsh winter while still allowing you to enjoy the gentle warmth and glowing allure of the early morning sun. When mild summers or beautiful spring kick in, you can obviously slide open the doors to enjoy the lovely conditions.
by GT Design
by John Maniscalco Architecture
This convenient option though is not just relegated to walls that separate the indoors from the world outside. Placing them between different rooms can help create smaller spaces that can later be used as one large area by just sliding the doors open. A wonderful way to block out the noise while still staying in visual touch!
by Feldman Architecture
by Nick Noyes Architecture
by Arcanum Architecture
by Design Line Construction
by Yaniv Eitan
by Phantom Screens
Wide Openings that Save Up On Space
One thing that we easily tend to overlook is the overall space that sliding glass doors end up saving. This makes them ideal not just for lavish bedrooms or elaborate penthouse living areas but also for daft little studio apartments that wish to save up on legroom. While traditional doors with hinges require plenty or area to be opened completely, sliding doors can simply disappear into a wall! There are various new versions of sliding doors that can be even stacked up neatly in the corner.
by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech
by Skyring Architects
by Jaque Bethke for PURE Design Environments
Sliding glass doors bring along with them a sense of ease, style and sophistication. Using them can help turn the boring old room that is poorly lit into a brilliant and vivid space that offers a fresh perspective!
Photography by Lisa Petrole
by LLB Architects
by Amoroso Design
by Ziger/Snead Architects
by Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture