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A breath of fresh air – 9 great indoor/outdoor connections

Indoor/outdoor connection is all important in modern homes – these examples, from bifold doors to stacker sliders, are sure to inspire

1. Designed by Eliska Lewis Architects

For this design in a mountain climate, passive ventilation through interior courtyards away from prevailing west-winds allows fresh air movement in warm months.

Window/joinery – Vistalite  from Altus, thermally broken aluminium, double glazing low-E glass

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2. Renovation by Alexander Gorlin Architects in collaboration with Dan Brunn Architecture

This living room opens up like a doll's house to the pool and patio through a series of stacker doors that retract into the wall, seamlessly connecting the interior to the sun and breeze.

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3. Created by Mark Wilson, Masonry Design Solutions (MDS)

Sliders open this interior to an outdoor room on the sheltered side of the home – owners and guests relaxing in the al fresco space can look back through the interior to enjoy the water views on the other side of the lakeside home.

Window/door joinery – Metro series, anodised, by Vantage

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4. Renovation by Erik Rudolfsson, RAAarchitects

Not one wall, but two – stacking sliding doors extend this kitchen/dining area on two fronts, effectively turning the space into an outdoor room. 

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5. Designed by Debra Brown Architect

The outdoor living zone, pool included, is enclosed by the home, which wraps around it in a U shape. Note the seamless, column-free corners where the sliding doors meet, optimising the sense of open connection.

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6. Designed by Steeg Banham, Banham Architects

This living area opens through large glass sliding doors onto a large covered veranda / BBQ terrace that faces the street. Here the owners can relax and greet neighbours as they walk to the beach.

Window/door joinery – AWS (Architectural Window Systems)

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7. Designed by architect and interior designer Wulf Borrmeister and Jaimee Leach, Borrmeister Architects

Together with the external cedar sliding panels and sliding doors behind, automatically operated external louvres also bring precision control over the sun’s rays in this coastal home – as well as bringing the seaside feel indoors.

Window/door treatments – Vantage, from Monarch Aluminium Joinery, from APL Architectural; APL Metro Series Thermal Heart double glazing

Screens/louvres – custom cedar exterior sliding screens, by Insol; Solaris 110 motorised louvre pergola roof

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8. Renovation by architect Cecilia Yuan, Blank Canvas Architects

For this dramatic city renovation, full height bi-fold doors create a seamless connection between inside and out, extending the home’s footprint and connecting the interiors to the external environment – an important aspect of living in a dense urban environment.

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9. Designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture

It's not just living spaces that crave the great outdoors – this master bedroom also achieves that al fresco feeling, opening up to a private deck. Cue large format floor-to-ceiling sliders.

Window/door joinery – Western Windows

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Story by: Trendsideas

26 Sep, 2021

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