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5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

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Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that eliminate the indoor-outdoor divide.

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  In a high-tech green family home in Culver City, California, Lee + Mundwiler Architects designed a sliding glass wall between the living room and engawa—a deck found in traditional Japanese houses. Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao  Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao

    In a high-tech green family home in Culver City, California, Lee + Mundwiler Architects designed a sliding glass wall between the living room and engawa—a deck found in traditional Japanese houses. Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao

    Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao

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  Sliding doors in a San Francisco house designed by Craig Steely create in indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining room. Photo by: Ian Allen  Photo by: Ian Allen

    Sliding doors in a San Francisco house designed by Craig Steely create in indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining room. Photo by: Ian Allen

    Photo by: Ian Allen

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  In a southern california house, a custom-tailored mechanism allows six floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to open along the entire width of the living space, creating a seamless transition from indoors to out. Photo by: Daniel Hennessy  Photo by: Daniel HennessyCourtesy of: ©2010 DANIEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY

    In a southern california house, a custom-tailored mechanism allows six floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to open along the entire width of the living space, creating a seamless transition from indoors to out. Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    Courtesy of: ©2010 DANIEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY

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  By keeping the front and back gardens at the same elevation as the living area in a São Paulo abode, architect Marcio Kogan created one giant living space. A large overhang means that even on a rainy day, the residents can live practically without walls. Four custom-built sliding doors divide indoor and outdoor spaces. Photo by: Cristóbal Palma  Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

    By keeping the front and back gardens at the same elevation as the living area in a São Paulo abode, architect Marcio Kogan created one giant living space. A large overhang means that even on a rainy day, the residents can live practically without walls. Four custom-built sliding doors divide indoor and outdoor spaces. Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

    Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

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  A mature avocado tree shades the hardscaped patio located just outside the great room of a recently renovated Los Angeles house. The project was carried out affordably and one of the few splurgea was a sliding glass wall by Fleetwood. Photo by: Floto + WarnerView 10 more disappearing and invisible walls here.   Photo by: Floto + Warner

    A mature avocado tree shades the hardscaped patio located just outside the great room of a recently renovated Los Angeles house. The project was carried out affordably and one of the few splurgea was a sliding glass wall by Fleetwood. Photo by: Floto + Warner

    View 10 more disappearing and invisible walls here.

     

    Photo by: Floto + Warner

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