Modern Extension, Edinburgh...

Architects: Somner Macdonald Architects
This modern extension to a Georgian house in Scotland was part of a complete remodelling by Somner Macdonald Architects and has used a unique solution by Olsen with their Reynaers CP155 Monorail solution.

The thermally broken aluminium lift and slide door, polyester powder coated to RAL 5015 Sky Blue, combines an extended track, allowing one sliding panel to extend in front of the wall, as well as a 90degree sliding mullion meaning the entire corner of the building can be opened up for seamless access to the patio/garden area. The threshold of the sliding door is also recessed into the floor which enhances this seamless access.

The overall size of this door is also an impressive feat, with the height of the doors at 2.8 meters and the sliding panels widths at 2 meters each and with an oversized fixed panel 3.6 meters wide, this system is pushing the boundaries of modern technology.

The floor-to-ceiling glazing on the fixed elements, the “monorail” configuration, allows for maximum natural light to flood into the kitchen/dining areas.

With thermally broken aluminium frames as well as triple glazing used throughout the bespoke configuration this CP155 lift and slide door offers fantastic thermal insulation as well as high levels of wind and water tightness as standard.