slide | fold screen

In an effort to increase privacy, reduce glare, preserve outward views, control inward views, maintain air flow and help create the feeling of a cocoon..... (exhale) ...... a dynamic screen was developed to mediate the relationship between a previously open office, a great room and an amazing view of the Chicago skyline. When fully closed, filtered light, air and views seep through the slatted walnut panels.  The screens stack and an operable center panel on each screen folds down to restore views out and minimize the prescence of the screen.  Steel angles provide rigidity to the screens while individual wood sections are allowed to expand and contract, sliding along steel rods.
Design + Production : Glickbuilt