A spacious interior with an expansive patio in Southern California may sound ideal, but Sebastian Mariscal, principal of his eponymous studio, sees one shortcoming: “You can never use the spaces at the same time.” His passion for connecting indoor and outdoor social spaces led him to specify NanaWall Systems’ folding glass wall and single-track sliding glass wall for two residential projects in California—one of which he calls home.
While a conventional array of pocket doors can also bring the outdoors in, Mariscal wanted a flush look to the panels when closed, and a system that “can truly disappear” when opened. The aluminum, wood, or aluminum-clad frames, which NanaWall custom designs for each project, fold or slide along continuous overhead and floor tracks to stack in compact form or in a discreet storage bay. True to its name, the single-track sliding glass wall system can even forego the floor track, further creating a “border-less” transition between the now-unified living spaces, Mariscal says. NanaWall Systems, nanawall.com