Dezeen promotion: Reynaers Aluminium, leading European provider of sustainable, architectural aluminium solutions, has developed the MasterPatio minimal sliding frame system that allows architects and designers to create dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
The MasterPatio sliding system by Reynaers Aluminium has been designed with reduced sightlines, as well as concealed locks and receivers so that windows can remain in maximum view. The system is intended to be used in conjunction with the company's MasterLine 8 range of windows.
"Throughout [MasterPatio's] development, clean design was always one of the key drivers," the company explained.
"This resulted in its slim sightlines with glass-to-profile ratios of up to 90 per cent, allowing better-aligned surfaces clear from visible plastic or rubber components, yet robust and strong enough for all applications."
MasterPatio is designed to be versatile enough to suit different settings. This includes everything from houses to high-rise buildings, as the system has the ability to resist wind loads of up to 600 pascals (Pa) in pressure.
"MasterPatio was designed to address a variety of market needs," added the company.
"The result: a master product designed to support the architects' creative freedom, to enable the craftsmanship of fabricators, and to improve the quality of life of the homeowner."
The air-and water-tight MasterPatio system is also durable enough to accommodate window sashes up to 3.6 metres, and up to 400 kilograms of sliding glass in more demanding projects.
Reynaers Aluminium kept sustainability in mind when developing the sliding system. MasterPatio – like the brand's other systems – is made using low-carbon and recycled aluminium, but additionally includes recycled insulation bars. According to the brand, these result in an increased reduction of CO2 emission of 1330 tons per year.
The MasterPatio system also meets Passivhaus standards of thermal performance.
Established in 1965 in Duffel, Belgium, Reynaers Aluminium designs cutting-edge glazing solutions through engineering aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems.
The company's products have been used in projects across the globe. Among them is the Axis Towers – a pair of twisting 37-storey buildings in Tbilisi, Georgia.
To find out more about Reynaers Aluminium, visit its website.