“Few manufacturers offer the folding wall system's flexibility, performance and ease of use. Our ambition as architects for this home was not simply to frame the view but to become one with the landscape. The NanaWall system achieved this in one elegant and dramatic gesture.”
Creating Uninterrupted Ocean Views
The inclusion of a five fully retractable NanaWall SL70 Aluminum Framed Thermally Broken Folding Systems into the home’s unique porch on the south- and west-facing sides extend the living space even further out on to the deck and patio areas. They also seem to bring the water right into the house, the 15 opening panels running practically uninterrupted across the façades.
Before specifying Nanawall for the Guilford Beach House, the design team only briefly considered other options – normal aluminum-clad wood windows, which are used throughout the home. But for the unique living areas, “We were pretty set on NanaWall from the beginning,” noted architect Louann Heft, LEED AP BD&C. “Few manufacturers offer the folding wall system's flexibility, performance and ease of use.”