ARCHITECTURAL FEATURE OF THE MOMENT... INTERNAL PIVOT DOORS
Living Etc Magazine|January 2022
THEY’RE THE WOW FACTOR IN DOOR DESIGN RIGHT NOW – HERE’S WHY
REBECCA FOSTER

Streamlined design, super-slim profiles and modern framing materials are just a few of the features that give pivot doors the edge over more conventional options. ‘They allow for higher and wider doors than traditional set-ups, offer something different to sliders or folding doors, and they give more flexibility in terms of where the door opens and closes too,’ says Daniel Woolfson, architect and director at The DHaus Company.

Rather than being hinged to an adjacent frame at the side, pivot doors rotate around a mechanism that’s positioned at the top and bottom of the door panel. It’s possible to choose how far along the width of the door panel the pivot hinges are placed. ‘As the door rotates open, depending on the position of the pivots, this can create one opening or two if the pivot is closer to the centre of the pane,’ says Shannon Normoyle, digital marketing executive at IQ Glass.

Pivot doors systems with their unusual opening mechanism make a distinctive design statement, particularly when positioned in larger openings. ‘The door is always installed in the fully finished opening without any built-in parts,’ says Koen Dries, managing director at Portapivot. ‘It’s simply mounted on top of the finished floor and ceiling surface.’

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM LIVING ETC MAGAZINEView All

painting the exterior

COLOUR WAS USED BEAUTIFULLY INSIDE AND OUT IN ANNA AND JOHN'S HOME ARCHITECT BILLY SINCLAIR TALKS GETTING THE OUTSIDE RIGHT DAN

3 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

OUTDOOR FEATURE OF THE MOMENT... GARDEN BARS

AN ICE-COLD ROSÉ OR A CHILLED MARGARITA? WHATEVER YOUR TIPPLE OF CHOICE, ENJOY IT OUTSIDE BY INSTALLING YOUR VERY OWN DRINKS ZONE

3 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

THE LOWDOWN ON... BUILDING A NEW STAIRCASE

FLIGHT OF STAIRS GETTING IN THE WAY OF A DREAM RENOVATION? ARCHITECTURE FOR LONDON'S AMRIT MARWAY TELLS US HOW TO GO ABOUT CREATING A NEW ONE

4 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

natural touch

Interior designer Andrew Griffiths brought the feel-good factor to this home with a palette of delectable tactile materials

5 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

the scene

ISOLA BY SAN CARLO IS THE EPITOME OF COLOURFUL SICILIAN STYLE - GREG AUSTIN AND ANDY GOODWIN FROM FETTLE DESIGN STUDIO SPILL ITS DECOR SECRETS

2 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

where the heart is

British-born Hilary Robertson shares her Connecticut home, Tater Hill, as part of her new book, Nomad at Home - she describes the interiors as European modern country and a mix of all the places she has lived and loved

2 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

city sanctuary

Arianna De Gasperis brownstone has a very British aesthetic and it's blissfully peaceful and pared-back

4 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

a little bit country

When Heide and Nick swapped London life for village life, they asked our columnist Rebecca Wakefield to give their new home a modern edge

5 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

California dreaming

Capturing both the laid-black and glam vibes of Palm Springs, this Lucas Interior-designed home is absolutely fabulous - inside and out

5 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022

gardens that give

PUT BIODIVERSITY AT THE FOREFRONT WHEN PLANTING YOUR PLOT

3 mins read
Living Etc Magazine
June 2022