Brewery Folding Doors

New Realm Brewery
New Realm Brewery

Brewery Folding Doors

Sleek ActivWall aluminum folding doors add versatility to this brewery and special events venue in South Carolina.

New Realm is an American craft brewery and distillery that started in 2016 with a flagship brewery and restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. The business brews innovative beers based on tradition, and its strong customer following has enabled New Realm to expand to three additional locations in Savannah, Charleston, and Virginia Beach. 

Guests to New Realm’s Charleston, South Carolina location enjoy incredible flavors from the wood-fired kitchen and their 27 taps that are constantly pouring New Realm’s famous IPAs, pilsners, and small-batch beers crafted by Brewmaster Mitch Steele.

The Charleston location has three private dining areas for special events and a dedicated events coordinator to assist hosts. In their large indoor area, called The Music Room, designers used two ActivWall Horizontal Door units to create movable partition walls for the versatile event space. 

New Realm Brewery

The Music Room is a spacious area with a 30′ ceiling, and it can accommodate 150 guests. Features include a stage, a laser projector, and a 165″ screen. The two ActivWall doors, paired with large roll-up panels, allow the space to be configured as an open, semi-private, or private room, depending on the type of event being hosted. 

The first ActivWall Horizontal Folding Door is a three-panel unit and measures approximately 123″ wide by 95″ high. The second unit has two panels and measures about 75″ wide by 95″ high. Both units have aluminum frames finished in a flat black powder coat and 1/4″ clear tempered safety glass. They are top-hung and feature two-point locking handles for securing the spaces. 

ActivWall Horizontal Folding Walls, Windows, and Doors can be utilized in both commercial and residential settings as well as either exterior or interior.

Our superior American engineered hinges and motion hardware allow for the smooth operation of units, and thermally broken aluminum and dual-paned low-E glass make the AL62-HF extremely energy efficient.

Custom sizes, configurations, glass, and multiple sill options are available along with SDL (simulated divided lites or grilles) and integrated panic hardware (for commercial applications). There is also a floor-mounted system for applications where header weight support is problematic.

Unit Closed and Open

Acknowledgments: Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos by Rob Connelly and Rich Rettig. Custom Doors by ActivWall. Contractor: Hitt Contracting. Special thank you to New Realm – Charleston

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Not only does it provide many options for flexible spacing, but the door’s custom wood with frosted glass design is a wonderful accent to the room.
Cobblestone Creek
Cobblestone Creek

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Taco Bell Cantina
Taco Bell Cantina

Taco Bell Cantina

The Taco Bell Cantina in Danville, California has elevated its dining experience beyond just fast food. The chain’s new “Cantina” concept features an urban restaurant design, open kitchen, custom menu with shareable appetizers and alcoholic beverages. 

The renovation was led by Infinity AP of Waveland, Mississippi and First Street Development of Sonoma, California who added a welcoming outdoor dining area with cozy seating, fire pits, outdoor lawn games, and large screens for sporting events.

We are thrilled to be part of this location as two ActivWall Gas Strut Windows were used in the restaurant design. The 57″ wide by 71″ high aluminum units connect the bar inside to the outdoor dining area and open up to create an outdoor bar where guests can enjoy beer, wine, sangria, and twisted Freezes.

Taco Bell Cantina
Taco Bell Cantina

To coordinate with other commercial windows used in this Taco Bell Cantina design, the team at Infinity AP chose a dark bronze anodized finish with insulated glass and simulated divided lites (SDL). 

Every Gas Strut Window by ActivWall is custom-manufactured for our clients and made in America. The windows are also available for both commercial and residential use. Contact us today for a free quote and learn how ActivWall can help open up your space. 

Taco Bell Cantina
Taco Bell Cantina

Acknowledgments: Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos by Farshid Saffari. Renovation by Infinity AP and First Street Development. Special thanks to Eddie Domingo, GM. 

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Franklin Motors Beer Garden

Franklin Motors Beer Lot
Franklin Motors Beer Lot

Franklin Motors Beer Garden

When the owners of Franklin Motors Beer Garden and Roquette began planning designs for a new two-story beer garden with a food truck in the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, they knew that they wanted a pass-through window at the bar for serving guests. 

They turned to Coastal Window & Door of Wilmington to purchase a custom-built ActivWall Gas Strut Window. The unit measures 62.75″ wide by 36″ high and is finished in a red powder coat that coordinates with an eclectic mix of vintage automotive and industrial decor found throughout the venue. 

For example, they mounted the beer taps on a vintage Gulf Oil barrel just inside the window for a quirky yet functional pouring station.

Franklin Motors Beer Lot
Beer Tap at Franklin Motors

The custom-made ActivWall window opens up and out 90 degrees on gas struts to create a serving bar. The window can be closed with a push from the outside or the inside using the optional ActivWall Pull Hook. 

Carrie Brogren, founder of the Chapel Hill Carrboro Foodies, visited Franklin Motors during their soft-opening. 

She said, “It’s such a great space! Indoors, outdoors, downstairs, upstairs, sitting, standing – this place has got it all! It’s obvious that a lot of time and effort went into the layout and design. They’ve got beer, wine, cocktails, and they even plan to offer Prosecco on tap (not available just yet, but will be soon).”

Upstairs, above the ActivWall Gas Strut Window, patrons have various seating options surrounded by colorful flowers, unique industrial elements, and bistro lights. 

Roquette is a permanent food truck on-site and serves lunch and dinner. Carrie said, “We really enjoyed the food…the menu is casual but fresh and tasty. The ceviche was my favorite, but the sliders were a close second, and I like that you can mix and match flavors in sets of threes (we got cheeseburger, veggie, and fish).”

ActivWall products are custom made for commercial or residential use and can be finished in any color. Contact us today to get a quote for your unique space. 

See it in Action

Franklin Motors Beer Lot

Acknowledgments: Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos courtesy of Chapel Hill Carrboro Foodies Facebook GroupVideo footage and editing by Jennifer Doss. Special thank you to Jon Noyes and Carrie Brogren.

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Walker Hotel Tribeca

Walker Hotel Tribeca in NYC

Located within a short walk of Chinatown, Little Italy, and One World Trade Center, the Walker Hotel Tribeca offers 171 luxury accommodations and elegant meeting spaces. 

ActivWall custom-built a 150″ wide by 86″ high five-panel wood-clad Horizontal Folding Door for this property to connect adjacent meeting rooms.

The doors are made with engineered walnut stiles and rails and engineered panels that match other wood fixtures used throughout the hotel. 

The handles and hinges are finished in dark bronze also to match the surrounding accents. This unit uses a U-Channel sill on the floor for smooth gliding. 

The unit can be closed to create two small meeting spaces or opened up as a large continuous space. Panels on either end of the unit are swing doors to allow passage between the two rooms when divided. 

ActivWall Horizontal Folding Doors are suitable for commercial or residential use. Contact us to request a quote for your unique space today! 

Walker Hotel Tribeca Conference Room

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Durham County Public Library

Durham County Public Library
Durham County Public Library

Durham County Main Library - Durham, NC

A beautiful example of modern and sustainable architecture, the main branch of the Durham County Public Library opened in 2020, and ActivWall is honored to have two Horizontal Folding Door units in this award-winning facility. 

Designed by VINES Architecture and constructed by Skanska and Holt Brothers, the LEED Gold certified library is 85,000 square feet with four levels.  

The Durham County Main Branch library has more than 179,000 items in it’s collection. In addition to traditional library offerings, the facility also provides unique resources for the community, including a recording studio, a sensory calming area, a business incubator space, and a lush green rooftop terrace. 

Straircase in Durham Public Library

Guests entering the lobby from Liberty Street are first greeted by an expansive set of oak-stained steps.

Off to the right of the staircase are the library’s café and an upper-level entrance to the 300-seat auditorium. In this space, an ActivWall Horizontal Folding Door is used to connect the spaces. 

The eight-panel unit on this floor measures 316″ wide by 116″ high and features a top-supported carriage for smooth gliding and a low-profile saddle sill on the floor. 

According to Main Branch Library Director Claudia Alemán, “the doors create a welcoming space for the auditorium and café area.” 

The unit also adds great functionality to the facility; she explained, “if we are to have a big program and want everyone to hear what’s going on in the auditorium, we can open up the doors, so everyone is welcome.”  

The ActivWall Horizontal Folding Doors can be partially open for small events, and when fully open, all eight panels fold away into a recessed pocket.

Upstairs on the third floor, a smaller five-panel unit is used to connect the library’s STEAM Innovation Lab to a smaller auditorium with amphitheater-style seating. The door for this space measures 204″ wide by 121″ high. 

Durham County Main Library Level 2 Horizontal Folding Door

Gracey Gordon, STEAM Services Manager, noted it was very helpful for library programs to have flexible space. She said, “As the door opens up, we have space [in the auditorium] for patrons to sit and then float into the lab where we have our equipment set up.” 

Both door units have brushed chrome handles and are custom-finished in a metallic powder coat to match the rest of the doors and windows in the facility. 

Since designing the Durham County Main Library, VINES Architecture has received several awards and recognitions for the project including the AIA NC Merit Award: Design, the AIA Triangle Merit: Design, and the NOMA Award: Design.

See the Horizontal Folding Doors in Action

Auditorium Looking Toward ActivWall
ActivWall at Auditorium Entrance

Acknowledgments: Story by Jennifer Doss. Photography by Jennifer Doss, Rob Connelly, and Mark Herboth. Video edited by Jennifer Doss. Narration by Kacel Witcher. Design by VINES Architecture. Construction by Skanska and Holt Brothers. Public Art by Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC. Interior Design by Kaitlin Phelps. Building Engineering by Durham County: Peri Manns, and Brenda Bright. Windows by SPS Corporation and Horizontal Folding Doors by ActivWall. Special thank you to Claudia Alemán, Gracey Gordon, Sara Stephens, and Daniel Davis of the Durham County Main Branch Library.

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Rooftop Veranda in Danville, Virginia

Rendering of The Bee's Rooftop Veranda set up for a special event.

Rooftop Veranda in Danville, Virginia

At the corner of Patton Street and North Union Street in the River District of Danville, Virginia, sits a stately building that housed the Danville Bee newspaper from 1921 to the 1970s. Today that location is an upscale boutique hotel with a beautiful rooftop veranda that features an ActivWall Horizontal Folding Door.

After the press moved to a larger, more modern location in the ’70s, the Danville Bee merged with the Danville Register to become known today as the Danville Register & Bee. The grand stone building stood vacant for more than 40 years until it caught the attention of Ed Walker, a developer from Roanoke, Virginia, who had an incredible vision in mind. Ed and his team bought the building in 2018 and began restoring it.

In November of 2020, Marshall Hotels & Resorts opened The Bee, a 47-suite urban boutique-style hotel that tastefully blends high style and history for business travelers and vacationers to enjoy.

The Bee hotel sign
Historic Spiral Staircase in The Bee hotel

The developers, architects, and designers involved preserved as much of the historic property possible by incorporating the elaborate portico, original wood floors, an original spiral staircase, and historical photographs into their designs for the boutique hotel. 

Rooms at The Bee have modern amenities and take their cues from the style pages. They feature sleek contemporary furnishings, warm wood finishes, rich textures, and a dash of shimmer.

The Bee Hotel Lobby

The undeveloped rooftop of the building at this location presented an opportunity to add a unique feature to The Bee – a rooftop suite and veranda. The veranda offers entertaining space and scenic views of Danville’s thriving River District.

Working with the staff at Piedmont Glass, who handled all of the property’s commercial aluminum windows and doors, ActivWall designed and manufactured a custom six-panel Horizontal Folding Door to fit a 195″ wide by 86″ high opening between the suite and veranda.

The design of the ActivWall Horizontal Folding system allows it to be used as a single outswing door, a set of double outswing doors, or you can open all the panels for full access to the suite. 

Roger Adkins and Jason Doak of Piedmont Glass had previously heard of ActivWall products from a fellow contractor and they took a tour of the Martinsville, Virginia production facility to learn more.

Later on, when Roger and Jason learned that The Bee’s developers were interested in a folding door unit for this project, they knew exactly where to turn for a high-quality, American-made product. 

See the Horizontal Folding Door in Action

ActivWall Saddle Sill

The custom ActivWall door designed for The Bee is made of thermally broken aluminum in a black powder-coat finish with insulated Low E gray-tinted glass and a saddle sill.

According to Roger, “Our experience with ActivWall was great. The sales team was very knowledgable about the products and the installation team was very professional.” He added, “when the unit arrived it fit perfectly, so we were very pleased with the whole process.”

Since completing this project, Piedmont Glass has become an authorized ActivWall Dealer.

Carter Ferrell, VP of Engineering for ActivWall, said, “It was a pleasure to be part of the revitalization effort for this beautiful building and we look forward to working with Piedmont Glass on additional projects in the future.”

Interior View of the Rooftop Suite

The Bee Portico

Portico with Terra-Cotta Art and Newsboy Figurine

Breakfast and Gathering Area for The Bee

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Virgin Hotel Rooftop Bar Gas Strut Windows — Dallas, TX

Hotel Bar Gas Strut Windows
Virgin Hotel Gas Strut Windows

Virgin Hotel Rooftop Bar Gas Strut Windows - Dallas, TX

When the architect for the new Virgin Hotel in Dallas, Texas, drew four 90-degree awning windows, there was no specific product attached to those drawings. That’s when ActivWall entered the picture and was able to craft these stunning Gas Strut windows in Virgin brand red to complete the kitchen/serving area of their signature rooftop bar

The windows can be opened from the inside with a gentle push and can be closed using ActivWall’s optional pull hook. 

They add a colorful pop of interest to this venue.

Hotel Bar Gas Strut Windows

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Commercial Folding Doors St. Joseph Country Club

Commercial Folding Doors

Commercial Folding Doors in Missouri

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ActivWall completed these commercial folding doors in 2018 with our dealer, WestPro Construction Solutions. The doors are located at the St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Missouri. This country club was looking for a flexible solution for their almost 30 foot wide facade. 

Despite the large size, ActivWall excitedly took on this project. ActivWall designed a 10 panel, horizontal folding door that opens up the country club’s main hospitality space. At the same time, it adds an all-purpose experience. This allows for staff to easily move from the inside to the outside tables. It also allows for members to dine in the location of their choice.

In addition to its functionality, this space has a beautiful, aesthetic appeal. The dark bronze aluminum matches the original building while the door blends in seamlessly with the rest of the country club’s style.

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Commercial Folding Doors for a High School

folding doors at a high school
folding doors at a high school

Commercial Folding Doors for a High School

We received a request for commercial folding doors for a high school from our Kansas dealer, WestPro Construction. Our engineers worked with the dealer and the architect to find a custom solution for this unique space.

Through collaboration on this project, ActivWall designed a six-panel, floor-mounted, bi-folding unit, next to 3 fixed panels, with an operable door. The units measure 182″ and 152″ wide by 118″ high. 

The concrete slab floor was not thick enough to support an ActivWall structural sill, so a low-profile sill was used for the floor track. 

The dark bronze finish matches the rest of the modern aesthetic of the space. These horizontal folding doors allow students to have a unique space to hang out. Also, the writing center is able to have a quiet area to tutor students while not feeling closed off from the rest of the high school. 

Salina Kansas High School Horizontal Folding Window
Salina Kansas High School Horizontal Folding Door
Salina Kansas High School Horizontal Folding Door
Salina Kansas High School Horizontal Folding Door
girl in writing center at high school

Acknowledgments: Story by Sydnee Burnette and Jennifer Doss. Photos submitted by WestPro Construction. 

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