Vantage Aluminium Joinery Series 618 maximises space

News /
7 November 2012

Modern inner-city housing can present a myriad of challenges for building designers and architects, not least of which is the need to create beautiful living spaces in often crowded areas. Fitzroy, just two minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, is no exception. When Building Designer, Peter Searle, was presented with a brief to build not one, but two, townhouses on a tiny 264 m2 site, with room for garaging four cars, it was no small task.

The project was large; as well as the need to maximise space in the small town houses, the priority was to buffer noise, and create thermal efficiency and all-important privacy for indoor / outdoor entertaining areas on the ground and first floors.

The innovative MAGNUM™ 618 Cavity sliding door was utilised for this project as the system is well suited to the application. This concealable, stackable door is purposefully designed to allow up to four sliding panels to stack neatly into a cavity, creating a dramatic wide opening and allowing the space to extend.

Unlike other systems on the market, the MAGNUM™ Series 618 Cavity sliding door is designed with this function in mind and can be installed seamlessly without issues relating to drainage or noise. Acoustic and thermal considerations were solved with double glazing, while a cleverly placed roof window enhanced ventilation.

The result is an award-winning dual occupancy which has maximised the opportunity presented by the site, yet ensured that the new dwellings are respectful of the surrounding structures and sensitive interfaces.

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