ISSUE 64  |  Loft Living

10 Favorites: Full Height Sliding Doors and Partitions

March 21, 2013 7:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Loft living is all about the open plan. Or is it? Sometimes it's good to have the flexibility of being able to close off an area like a bedroom or a bathroom, and this is when the full height sliding partition comes into its own. Here are 10 spaces with clever sliding doors.

Above: In this New York loft by Studio Garneau, a full-height sliding partition hides the bedroom area when required.

Above: A full-height sliding partition reveals a spot of color in the bedroom beyond. Image via Digsdigs.

Above: In Openstudio Architects' remodel of a Victorian flat in London, sliding teak partitions at full height hide the kitchen when required. Photograph by Richard Bryant of Arcaid.

Above: In a narrow Soho loft by Martin Raffone, a guest bedroom is partitioned off from the hallway by a sliding door of black-painted slats. Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman.

Above: A serene bedroom in South Africa photographed by Cape Town-based David Ross.

Above: London's reclamation specialists Retrouvius created a full height sliding partition made from reclaimed parquet flooring from a primary school in this flat in the Barbican. Photograph by Tom Fallon for Retrouvius.

Above: These full height lacquered sliding doors in a Broome Street loft by Loading Dock 5 Architecture introduce a large scale door with a standard opening width behind. Photograph by Sophie Munro.

Above: A full-height partition slides into a pocket behind the bookcase in a Barcelona loft. Image via Coolboom.

Above: A full-height sliding steel door enhances the industrial feel of this London loft belonging to Ochre cofounder Solange de la Fouchardière.

Above: A sliding barn door made of steel opens into the bath at Cinema Sil Plaz in Switzerland.

Above: A full-height sliding partition is fashioned out of shutters, which works well in warm climates. Image via Traditional Home.

Sliding doors and partitions can solve a myriad of design problems. See 660 images of Sliding Barn Doors in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.