Ten properties that use sliding doorways to increase dwelling areas

In our newest lookbook, we spotlight 10 residential initiatives that use sliding doorways, together with mirrored doorways in a Lisbon condominium and wood doorways used to hide a staircase in a house within the Netherlands.

A sliding door is a kind of door that opens and closes horizontally consistent with, or instead of, a wall. Sliding doorways are sometimes fitted on high of or suspended from tracks.

Glass sliding doorways are a well-liked sort of sliding door and are sometimes utilized in residential initiatives to visually join the inside with gardens and out of doors area. In addition to sliding doorways produced from glass, there are a variety of different varieties, similar to pocket doorways, stacker sliding doorways and barn doorways.

Now we have chosen 10 interiors that use sliding doorways in numerous methods – to preserve area, convey gentle to the inside, promote indoor-outdoor dwelling and create versatile partitions between dwelling areas.

That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which supplies visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes cottage interiors, Bauhaus-informed interiors and houses in transformed warehouses.

Photograph is by José Campos

Granary Home, Portugal, by MIMA Housing

Set inside a mountainous location in Arouca, Portugal, Granary Home is a two-bedroom retreat that was created by Portuguese structure studio MIMA Housing.

The house’s inside incorporates a “rustic minimalist” look. It’s set inside a wood construction and enveloped by a facade of sliding wood screens, behind which sliding glass doorways line the perimeter of the inside.

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Lisbon apartment by Camarim Arquitectos
Photograph is by Nelson Garrido

Lisbon condominium, Portugal, by Camarim Arquitectos

Lisbon structure studio Camarim Arquitectos added mirrored glass sliding doorways to the inside of this Lisbon condominium, which was previously two separate residences.

Camarim Arquitectos mixed the 2 areas and inserted a collection of sliding doorways fitted with reflective glass to hide and zone completely different areas of the house, such because the kitchen and entrances to the higher flooring of the house. The reflective nature of the glass implies that when lit from behind, the panes change into extra clear.

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House in Sonobe by Tato Architects
Photograph is by Shinkenchiku Sha

Home in Sonobe, Japan, by Tato Architects

As its title states, Home in Sonobe is a house in Sonobe, Japan, that was designed and constructed by Japanese studio Tato Architects. All through the house, sliding doorways are a reoccurring component and design function.

The outside of the house is characterised by a big corrugated sliding door that strains a sunroom and might be opened as much as join the area with its backyard.

Between the sunroom and inside of the house, full-height glass sliding doorways divide the areas, offering an additional layer between the indoors and outside.

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Barcelona apartment by Adrian Elizalde
Pictures is by Adrià Goula

Barcelona condominium, Spain, by Adrian Elizalde

Renovated by Barcelona-based structure pupil Adrian Elizalde, this residential condominium in Barcelona’s L’Eixample district was opened up and its inside partitions eliminated to create a brilliant, open-plan two-bedroom house.

To offer one of many house’s bedrooms with privateness, it was set inside a wood quantity within the nook of the principle dwelling space. This incorporates wood sliding doorways throughout each side that may increase or shut off the dwelling or bed room space.

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Slim Fit by Ana Rocha Architecture
Photograph is by Christiane Wirth

Slim Match, Netherlands, by Ana Rocha Structure

Measuring simply 4 metres huge, Slim Match is a wood house in Almere Poort, the Netherlands, that gives 50 sq. metres of dwelling area throughout three tales. The inside of the thin house was clad in birch panels that have been used to create a uniform and space-saving house.

High-hung sliding doorways, which have been constructed utilizing plywood panels, conceal quite a few parts of the house. Sliding doorways display the principle pine-wood staircase that runs alongside one aspect of the home, in addition to the cabinets lining the wall behind a smaller staircase.

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The Garden House by De Matos Ryan
Photograph is by Hufton + Crow

The Backyard Home, UK, by De Matos Ryan

The Backyard Home is a house constructed by structure studio De Matos Ryan for a pair who needed additional dwelling area to host their seven kids. The constructing is located within the backyard of their Victorian house in Battersea and supplies the consumer’s kids with a separate area away from the present house.

Ground-to-ceiling glass sliding doorways encompass the house and open up a complete nook of the dwelling area to a white-pigmented sunken concrete backyard with a modernist look.

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Wall House by AGi Architects
Photograph is by Nelson Garrido

Wall Home, Kuwait, by AGi Architects

On this Kuwait home, 4 terraces are hid behind a tonal stone facade that encompasses the household house. Named Wall Home, the house was designed by Kuwaiti structure studio AGi Architects and has a largely windowless exterior.

The 4 terraces, that are distributed all through the stone partitions of the house, are framed by glass sliding doorways and attract gentle by means of massive voids in roof. These secluded terraces present its residents with entry to small inside gardens with out compromising on privateness.

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Open House by John McLaughlin
Photograph is by Ros Kavanagh

Open Home, Eire, by John McLaughlin

Irish architect John McLaughlin used glass sliding doorways, which have been set right into a timber body, at this suburban house in Dublin to attach the area to the backyard and produce pure gentle into the inside.

Named Open Home, the house was designed by McLaughlin for himself and his household. McLaughlin needed to create a brilliant house that might lengthen into the backyard and merge indoor and out of doors dwelling. Inside, glass partitions divide the area with out obstructing the sunshine stream.

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Moscow apartment by M17

Moscow condominium, Russia, by M17

In Moscow, Russian structure studio M17 regarded to conventional Japanese interiors and pure landscapes to tell the design of this condominium.

The studio used angular pale wooden and concrete surfaces to create a glance much like that of tough stone mountains. Faceted wooden panelling conceals utility rooms, a kitchen and storage areas, whereas a collection of white sliding doorways divide an open-plan dwelling space.

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LR House by Lecumberri & Cidoncha and Ińigo Beguiristain
Photograph is by Iñaki Bergera

LR Home, Spain, by Lecumberri & Cidoncha and Ińigo Beguiristain

LR Home, which is situated within the Spanish city of Citruénigo, was designed by Spanish structure studio Lecumberri & Cidoncha and architect Ińigo Beguiristain. The only-storey house is surrounded by low-rise properties and was designed round an inner paved courtyard.

Dwelling areas are organised across the perimeter of the house and encompass the central courtyard. Glass sliding doorways line the sting of the courtyard between the out of doors area and the inside, permitting residents to open up the partitions.

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That is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which supplies visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes cottage interiors, impartial dwelling rooms and houses in transformed warehouses.