JA House

Minimal sliding glass doors capture the panoramic city skyline of São Paulo

This modern penthouse apartment saw the installation of multiple panoramah! sliding glass door systems to take advantage of the panoramic views below of the sprawling city of São Paulo, Brazil.

The sliding glass systems were used throughout the property to create extensive glazed elevations spanning entire walls, flooding each of the living spaces with plenty of natural light. The external frames of each system were concealed within the building finishes to create a completely frameless appearance, with minimal 20mm vertical sightlines


São Paulo, Brazil

Minimal ah!38 sliding glass doors were installed to a large dining room, granting the diners with stunning views stretching across the city skyline and the surrounding valley. The flush finish of the sliding doors grants seamless access to a small balcony/garden space, ideal for socialising with guests before sitting down to eat. The terrace is framed with glazed balustrades to maximise the long-reaching views. 

A second larger garden balcony space is connected by a set of sliding glass doors leading on to an expansive open plan living room. Each of the two sliding panes spans 3 metres in length, creating a dramatic frameless façade that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the bright modern interior, or from the timber garden furniture on the grassy terrace space during sunny weather.

Further sliding glass door systems were installed along the length of a peaceful library space. The dark timber shelves that carpet the surface of the double-height walls contrast with the brightly lit space, dotted with plush sofas and coffee tables for relaxing with one of the many books that line the walls. At the far end of the room, a structural fixed frameless window provides a small study section with further natural light.

In other areas of the home, the ah!38 sliding system has been used in window format, to provide ventilation and an influx of light to the rooms that don’t have additional balcony spaces. An inside gym area benefitted from a sliding glass window in a large panoramic format, allowing for adjustable degrees of ventilation and fresh air while exercising.

The large elevations of glass throughout the apartment were also used to facilitate an unusual internal garden space. The large influx of light made it possible to grow lush green vegetation in a small plot connecting the gym area with the main living spaces, creating a unique spin on the indoor-outdoor living trend and bringing a touch of nature into the home.