We really had fun with this 20′ tall pivot door for a private residence. We used tube steel construction with steel sheet cladding. For finish we blackened the hot roll steel and did a light lacquer top coat. The client is hopeful that over time he’ll get some light flash rust to match the door with the corten colored tiles which clad the exterior of the home.
We worked closely with Rapt studio to assist in designing this bi-folding moveable wall. The hot roll steel selected was blackened then sealed with wax which is ideal for this space. The natural corrosion resistance of hot rolled material is a perfect choice in a commercial space which may not get the regular maintenance required by cold rolled steel. Opposed to other sealants wax does not scratch, is easily maintained and, has virtually no thickness which keeps the design crisp. Our solid door core (and the wood for our pulls) was custom and sourced from Scott Faulkner Design who did a wonderful job ensuring we had a straight, flat surface to work with. Overall, each of the four door panels weighed in at around 500lbs and measured 5 feet wide by 9 feet tall. Together they formed the impressive 9’x22′ moveable wall you see below. Special thanks to Devin at Rapt for the photos.