Brandner Design chose lightweight, high-strength SingCore Panels when faced with the task of designing oversized accordion steel doors.
Architect: Reid Smith
Producer: Brandner Design
Customer: Private residence in the Yellowstone Club, Montana
For the accordion steel panels:
Dimensions: 121.18″ x 25.13″ x .75″
Skin: 18 guage cold rolled steel. Brake formed edge.
Edge: 3″ wood
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10′ tall, 3/4″ thick aluminum accordion doors
After going through multiple design phases, Brandner Design realized the normal methods would not meet their requirements for their project. Brandner considered an aluminum core, but the sheer weight on hardware would not make it possible. Wood and wood composites weren’t an option either because of their weight and the need for a precise, non-warping material that could slide smoothly.
Hot rolled steel panels
A metal appearance and material was required by Reed Smith, so Brandner selected SingCore’s hot rolled steel panels.