Pivot doors are everything but ordinary doors. FritsJurgens has revolutionized the pivot door by creating hinges that are hidden inside the door, are easy and quick to install, and guarantee a fluid, controlled door movement. Besides, the design possibilities are almost endless thanks to high load-bearing capacities and systems that are easy to integrate into any type of door material. So, in what ways can a pivot door enhance your design?
Essential to pivot doors is their motion. If you’ve ever seen a pivot door moving, you know that the difference with a regular hinged door is massive. A pivot door pivots on a vertical axis, determined by the pivot hinge system’s position and top pivot. This makes the door movement very elegant.
FritsJurgens has perfected the control over the door movement with the System M pivot hinge range. The hydraulic technology found in the entire System M range focuses on the door’s movement and allows you to determine every single part of it. Don’t just focus on the looks of your door design but incorporate movement for an experience that is complete, from the moment the door catches your eye through to its soft-close.
Boundless materials, sizes, and weights
A pivot door can be made out of any type of material. From wood to marble, from glass to metal. With the right pivot hinge, nothing is impossible, and the weight of the door can go up to an astounding 500 kg without any concerns.
The door’s height is unlimited, so welcome ceiling-height doors into your designs. As long as there is space inside the door for the pivot hinge system, you can let your imagination run free.
Secret passages and hidden doors
Regular hinged doors often create lots of architectural lines caused by the door’s frames. One of the beautiful features of a pivot door is that door frames – and handles, for the sake of simplicity – are not necessary. That means that the door can be hidden inside a wall, creating a clean and calm atmosphere.
FritsJurgens’ pivot hinge systems are hidden inside the door, showing only a well-designed floor- and ceiling plate and creating not a single distraction. Imagine designing a hidden passage, through a pivoting bookcase, for example.
This bookcase wall is a hidden passage between an office and the living area. Design by Hoek en de Wit architecten. FritsJurgens System One pivot hinge.
This pivot door has been covered with the same material as the wall, making it almost invisible when closed. Design by Taouk Architects. FritsJurgens System M pivot hinge.
The staircase to this apartment is almost invisible from the kitchen, creating a single ample space without distractions. Design by FADD Architects. FritsJurgens System M pivot hinge.
Because of the many different materials that you can choose from when designing a pivot door, they can also easily be made sound-proof. The inside of the door can be insulated, or the outside can be covered with a sound-absorbing material such as felt. This is very useful when designing in public spaces such as offices, but it can also be a great addition to a family home’s interior.
In the new Groninger Forum in Groningen, The Netherlands, a study space can be closed off by large, sound-proof pivot doors. Design by NL Architects. FritsJurgens System M pivot hinge.
A row of tall sound-proof pivot doors divides two study spaces in TU Delft, a university in The Netherlands. Design by GROUP A. FritsJurgens System 3 pivot hinges.
Pivot doors are basically rotating parts of the wall. When the pivot hinge system is placed in the middle of the wall, a pivot door can become a great room divider. The spaces are connected when the door is opened, and the pivot door becomes part of the interior. When closed, the pivot door becomes part of the wall and can barely be noticed. Create a row of pivot doors this way with sound-proof materials, and the added value to the space is enormous.
This resort in Jakarta makes clever use of a pivoting wall, finished with a beautiful multi-colored design on both sides. Design by Linvisibile. FritsJurgens System 3 pivot hinges.
This tennis center can also be booked for conferences and meetings. That is why these sound-proof pivoting walls are a great addition to the space. Design by Royal Haskoning architecten. FritsJurgens System 3 pivot hinges.
Pivot doors are perfect-fit grand entrances to any type of building. Imagine opening a door that is 7 meters tall to welcome your guests – that is truly impressive.
FritsJurgens’ System M+ pivot hinge has a feature made for doors with latching bolts, called Latch Control, that adds on to the self-closing nature of the hinge and makes sure the door always closes properly. Exterior pivot doors can easily be combined with draft- and moist-repellent details, like an automatic drop seal, with the special floor plates for System M+.
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