In the living room of the apartment, you can use overhead doors, consisting of several dozen horizontal slats. They are attached to a thick fabric (tarpaulin, synthetic leather, and so on) and form a single curtain (Fig. 5). For lifting and lowering it above the opening is mounted a box drum on it the curtain is wound. The drum is mounted on the pipe resting on two metal angle-brackets. Two sides to the drum suspended loads-balances (10-15 kgs) — thanks to them, the curtain is easily raised.
R and S. 4. Pivot door (the door is open, B — semi-closed door):
1 — wall, 2 — lintel, 3 — guide, 4 — roller trolley 5 — door frame 6 — foot with rollers, 7 — rail 8 — floor covering.
R and S. 5. Door curtain:
1 — decorative Board, 2 — drum, 3 — bracket, 4 — pulley, 5 — string, 6 — the load-counterweight, 7, 9 — guiding box, 8 — curtain, 10 — bolt, 11 — rail, 12 — fabric curtain, 13 — mounting bolt.
R and S. 6. Folding door:
1 — connecting bars 2 — hooks to suspension rollers, 3 — loop, 4 — color glass 5 — profile-groove for the rollers, 6 — fold door
On the latest model guaranteed (right and left) mounted latches — latches that can be used both inside and outside of the curtain. Is to push back the latch, and as the curtain goes up.
For door gap of more than one and a half meters expedient to apply a sliding partition (Fig. 6), consisting of separate links (was delivered in the “M-K”No. 11 in 1974). Using the same design and connections, it is possible to give the sliding doors a modern and original look. Its wooden parts are made through cuts, where you put colored or frosted glass. This decision will greatly enrich the colors of the room. Sound insulating quality sliding door it does not worsen.
Similarly equipped apartments in the towns and villages of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Abroad also has interesting experience in the landscaping of single-family homes. In Finland, for example, the firm “Theotetos” extensively uses colored glass with a fluted surface, the stained-glass Windows with geometric or oval pattern.
V. STRASHNOV, architect
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