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Folding Glass Wall Designed for Harsh Weather
NanaWall Systems will showcased its latest opening glass wall systems at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York from March 21 to 24. NanaWall’s products provide both aesthetic versatility and architectural solutions for designers. The WA67 on display at the show is the industry’s only folding glass wall system to mount extruded aluminum cladding to a solid wood core with a spacer bar to secure the materials together. This innovative feature allows for different expansion rates between materials to avoid warping for durability in any climate.
“With the heat and humidity we get in the South, clad systems where the aluminum and wood touch or are glued together can cause warping since wood and aluminum expand and contract at different rates,” said Kenny Cobb, owner of Architectural Openings. “The WA67’s space between the two materials creates an evaporation chamber for the excess moister to escape and allows the wood to regain equilibrium naturally, so the product lasts much longer than any other wood/clad glass wall. This is the only product in the industry that has this feature. Every detail of it is well thought out and engineered.”
The WA67 is built to withstand any changes in weather due to NanaWall’s proprietary evaporation chamber engineered to allow the wood and aluminum to expand and contract. The extruded aluminum is attached to the wood using the back ventilated, rain screen principle to protect and isolate the cross-grained solid, triple laminated wood on the inside. Due to its cutting edge design and energy efficiency, the WA67 helps projects meet Passive House standards—the highest standards for energy performance in the world.