The Materials Book

Expand Your Horizons: A simple way to improve insulation and extend living space Movable walls and windows that can be adjusted by users offer a smart path to flexible, energy- efficient, and affordable design. A robust, inexpensive sliding door can help create environments adaptable to inhabitants’ needs. Rooms can be enlarged or divided. Interiors can extend to the exterior. Layouts can be changed according to the weather or simply an individual’s whims—allowing for creative and enjoyable use of space. Example: Sliding Wall Tigal by Technal®, seen in Tour Bois le Prêtre, Paris, by Druot, Lacaton & Vassal Contributed by: Lacaton & Vassal, France 294