Modernity and functionality harmonized in a private home
The villa combines functionality and elegance with the installation of highly custom-made automatic sliding door. Its flexibility in dimensions, materials and colors, "the automatic sliding door is a part of a unified wall covering which embraces the main staircase," explains architect Andraž Žitnik. The door drive with an integrated safety sensor is covered with wood paneling that acts as an equivalent door extension and discreetly connects with the interior.
The wooden automatic sliding door allows movement between the hallway and the living-dining area. When opened, the door is completely hidden in the wall and becomes completely invisible, which allows optimal use of the passage opening and gives the feeling of open space. ""Sliding door provides a visual and acoustic barrier to the central living space from the rest of the villa.""
The design of the door with an integrated drive into the ceiling and a mirror on one side of the leaf, "visually closes the staircase to the basement, as well as ensures the functionality of the vestibule. Its versatility is reflected in the ease of use, savings in heat loss in the colder months, the emphasized volume of the entrance space as well as the exceptional practicality as a mirror in everyday life."
Project: Villa R
Interior: ATRI architecture studio
Carpentry: Žužek Interieri
Door used: 300
Photography: Žiga Lovšin