MOVING WALLS

FLEXIBILITY AND OPPORTUNITIES JUST ONE TOUCH AWAY.

MOVING WALLS

FLEXIBILITY AND OPPORTUNITIES JUST ONE TOUCH AWAY.

If thinking about a wall, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a tall, rigid and immovable element that divides space. It is the starting point of any building and it can be made of multiple materials and have very diverse features, but is always a barrier. However, thanks to the technology available nowadays, it is possible to change precisely that one characteristic in order to create spaces that shift according to your particular requirements. It is the era of moving walls.

As new trends develop, like the coworking rooms or the open space for housing, architecture profits from the many opportunities given by moving walls and is able to easily adapt. Consequently, the use of this type of wall is growing exponentially and today they can be found in every kind of building, no matter their scale.

Let me give you the tips and secrets of this wonderful new world.

 

NOT EVERY WALL IS THE SAME

Due to the increasing use of moving walls, there are many options on the market that adjust to any sort of space and needs.

One popular choice is sliding walls, a single element that moves along a rail. Their stylish and simple layout is an advantage while the necessary space for hiding them might be a clear disadvantage. However, it is now possible to move the walls upwards, which translates into a disappearing division.

An alternative are rotating walls, which keep their axis but are able to transform from a barrier into just a tiny line. Besides the negative fact that they always keep their position, this kind of walls can be a positive stand-out object and deliver an interesting architectural vision.

Finally, the classic partition walls, made by multiple portions that can bend and make the transition easier while reducing the folding space required. These usually call for a more complex system to transport them, though, thanks to their ability to be hidden, the possibilities are endless.

 

MAIN GOAL: AMPLE AND FLEXIBLE SPACE

Easily put, moving walls are flexibility at its best. Within a single element there is the possibility of joining several rooms into a big space or, on the contrary, separating areas to give them the appropriate distinct features: the chance to change the living space instantly and adapt it to specific requirements is just one touch away.

However, a different approach would be to install a moving wall that splits space but not quite: if the division is made with a transparent material, such as glass, there would be a visual continuity while retaining the particularities of each individual section.

 

FURTHER OPTIONS: PRIVACY, COMFORT AND ADAPTABILITY

Even though the key objective of using a movable wall might be accurately dividing the space, the characteristics of each element are able to bring forward additional benefits of installing such an item. The first and most important is the possibility of acoustic insulation, which guarantees both comfort and privacy for the partitions. Moreover, creating individual rooms means that each section can be adjusted to its particular user, in size, furniture and even color.

As a result, it is advisable that installing a certain sort of moving wall is also linked to the kind of room: for example, a rotating wall is an optimal choice for a public space, like an ample hall or a coworking office, while a partition wall would be best for a joining the living room and the play room in a family house, due to its reduced size.

 

No matter which type of moving wall has caught your eye, all for them translate into a fabulous amount of possibilities that are not exclusively related to the item itself, but also to the flexibility and opportunities that they provide for the space around them.

Moving walls have become a reality in today’s architecture, not only on the big scale but also in tiny houses. Nonetheless, using them properly and efficiently is a task worth of carefully thinking and studying the space, in order to fully profit from their many benefits.

As an architect, I can help you transform your rooms by adding that flexible element that is able to shift it all. Reach me, I am just one phone call away and I will be delighted to meet you for a free quotation anytime.

The Architect’s Advice

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Architect and urbanist, I was born in Pisticci, a town in the province of Matera, in the south of Italy.
My occupation allows me to express my passion for ARCHITECTURE, in all of its forms, from urban planning to construction, from the building site to interior design.
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Architect and urbanist, I was born in Pisticci, a town in the province of Matera, in the south of Italy.
My occupation allows me to express my passion for ARCHITECTURE, in all of its forms, from urban planning to construction, from the building site to interior design.

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