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To open up her homes to the great outdoors, Kaufmann uses folding patio doors from NanaWall. “One can moderate the temperature in the space by how much [you] open the doors, using the breezes for natural cooling,” she says of the product, seen here on her Sunset Breezehouse. Available in custom sizes with multipoint hardware, the systems can be fabricated in such species as sapeli mahogany and speced with aluminum cladding. NanaWall Systems, 800.873. 5673;

Michelle Kaufmann, AIA
Michelle Kaufmann, AIA

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michelle kaufmann, aia