Sliding doors make smart use of space in this up-market residential property, which offers a fresh take on bathroom privacy.
As in any home, privacy in the bathroom is essential. In this project, however, the designer was looking to create a more flexible solution, featuring optimum natural light combined with various levels of opacity for increased privacy on demand.
To achieve the desired effect for these sliding bathroom doors, reeded switchable glass was chosen, with its vertical linear texture allowing the user to create a semi-private space. When total privacy is required, the transparent reeded glass can become entirely opaque thanks to technology from Smartglass International.
Not only does this add visual interest and retro style, but it also delivers instant privacy on demand. In fact, the polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) contained in each panel can transform from transparent to opaque in under 0.1 seconds making it the perfect tool to create light-filled private spaces such as this residential bathroom.
All it takes is an electrical current to activate the innovative smart glass characteristics. This can be triggered by a wall switch, or even via remote controls, movement sensors, light sensors or timers, depending on the user’s needs. Homeowners can also choose from numerous variations of privacy switchable glass, including colour tinted, curved, and shaped privacy glass.
To complete the picture on this clever project, the architect opted for sleek sliding bathroom doors, ably installed by an expert third-party interiors’ specialist.
Thanks to the intelligent design of the smart glass panels, all wiring is hidden within the profile along with the sliding mechanism. This ensures that the doors, which provide a clean, stylish appearance, are also capable of operating effortlessly and reliably for years to come.
To overcome any architectural challenges during projects such as this, Smartglass is always on hand to provide professional advice. As every project is different, we can partner with architects, clients, and approved third parties to review and apply any adhoc design changes at hand.
This flexible approach, combined with a quick turnaround, ensures Smartglass International is the first choice for switchable glass solutions. To find out more about our products or to enquire about your switchable sliding door project, contact Smartglass International for expert advice and a quote.