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Dorsis Digero glass wall with four sliding panels closes off the kitchen.

Glass wall systems are turning homes into dream houses

January 9, 2024

Dorsis Digero is a highly customizable system for glass partition walls. In our luxury residential projects, we frequently use the Dorsis Digero glass wall with a swing or sliding door to create an airlock for the front entryway. If you see home energy efficiency as a critical component of modern living, incorporating an airlock into your home floor plan will not only offer a clearly defined space but — more importantly — will reward you with higher temperature comfort (eliminating heat loss in the winter and hot air infiltration in the summer).

Obviously, foyer or entryway is the place to make a beautiful first impression, so the combination of elements such as clever lighting, great seating benches, area rugs, built-in closets (which you can do in frameless design), and artwork play a massive role. Here are some of our entryway ideas you'll love.

For lighting, you should seriously evaluate smart home automation, especially if you are building a brand new luxury home or doing a major remodel. One of the most elegant entryway lighting options that will perpetually delight you is using a recessed light-aware presence sensor that automatically turns on lighting only in low light situation when you walk in.

Loxone flush-mounted presence sensor.
Loxone flush-mount presence sensor with a built-in brightness sensor allows you to turn on light only when the ambient light is low.

Our top recommendation for smart lighting is the Loxone home automation system, which works with line-voltage and LED lights and can adjust the brightness based on the ambient brightness level and the time of the day — so when you come home late at night, you are welcome by a nice warm low light scene. A great Loxone partner to consult is Dan Killinger at Intelligent Living Solutions, based in Zionsville, Indiana and servicing markets in Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia.

Loxone Touch Pure Flex programmable switch installed by Intelligent Living Solutions in a 14,000 square foot, three story home in Zionsville’s Holliday Farms.
Loxone Touch Pure Flex programmable switch installed by Intelligent Living Solutions in a 14,000 square foot, three story home in Zionsville’s Holliday Farms.

Home office glass wall

Sometimes home office ideas come out of nowhere. During a major remodel of their city loft, the owners wanted to create a quiet area that would serve as their permanent home office space. With two fixed and two sliding glass panels of the Dorsis Digero aluminum wall partition system, we created a lightweight barrier that provides the option to close off the home office without losing any light entering the loft from two Velux Skylights.

The moveable glass wall built using the Dorsis Digero Glass Wall System allows the owners of this urban loft to close off their home office without losing any brightness. Black and white kitchen. White oak parquet hardwood floor.
The moveable glass wall built using the Dorsis Digero Glass Wall System allows the owners of this urban loft to close off their home office without losing any brightness.

Closed kitchen vs open kitchen layout

In addition to modern entryways, our workshop discussions with interior designers frequently revolve around kitchen, dining and entertainment areas. When the kitchen is in a space adjacent to formal living room or main guest entertainment area of the house, we always look at how these areas connect and how clever design can help facilitate commucation and movement between these rooms.

Sometimes, as was the case in this modern home, we land on a large glass partition wall that allows the owners to maintain the visual connection without losing any brightness. We designed the Dorsis Digero glass wall in four floor-to-ceiling moveable partitions and built pockets so that these partitions can disappear into walls or close off the kitchen when needed.

Dorsis Digero glass wall system with four movable panels allows owner to close off the kitchen when needed. Flush baseboards. Floor-to-ceiling doors. Concrete micro-topping on the wall.
Dorsis Digero glass wall system with four movable panels allows owner to close off the kitchen when needed.