Source: ARCHITECT Magazine
Publication date: February 1, 2009
By Andrew Slocumb West
Zaha Hadid has taken a crack at door hardware, creating the ZH Duemilacinque lever for Valli & Valli. Made of brass, the design was originally made for the Puerta America Hotel in Madrid. It is available with chrome and satin finishes.
6 ¼ " w x 2-9/16" l x 2 5/8" d; vallivalli-us.com
Guardian's new SunGuard CrystalGray float glass gives designers a more muted glass color than common gray and blue float glass. Five new color combinations reduce reflectance and glare and lower the solar heat gain coefficient by a reported 20 percent compared with coated clear glass. The product may qualify for LEED credits. guardian.com
This glass-door hinge from Dorma Glas requires no recessed floor or overhead door closer. Instead, the Tensor double-action hinge attaches directly to masonry or the door frame and comes complete with an adjustment mechanism for alignment as a stand-alone door or pair of doors. It also has a 90-degree stop to keep the door open. Verified to 500,000 operating cycles, the hinge accommodates up to 143 pounds of glass. dorma-usa.com
TerraSpan Lift & Slide Doors add options to a sliding door. Available in several wood species for the interior and in wood or metal exterior cladding, Kolbe's latest door can be configured in more than 600 ways, but with a recessed-sill option and removable handles, it...
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