Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pivot Door Wall System

Santa Barbara, California

Large expanses of pivot door panels make a dramatic backdrop to this home located in Santa Barbara overlooking the ocean.  The system was designed with integrated seals and stops, which eliminated the need of vertical structural supports (columns between the panels).

Portella Pivot Door Wall System
70 foot long Pivot Door Wall System by Portella

Monday, January 30, 2017

Roof Panels - Brian Bailey Homes, Inc

Steel and Glass Roof Panels

20' x 13' glass panels were fabricated for a sprawling 26,000 sqft residence in Austin Texas.  Designed by Corner Stone Architects and built by Brian Bailey Homes, Inc.   Each panel weighs over 4,000 lbs.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Steel Sliding Doors - Double Horn Ranch Texas

Large sliding steel doors obscure the boundary brining the outdoors inside and allowing guests to flow freely from interior living space to exterior.

Architect - 

Shiflet Group Architects | Austin Texas


Manhattan Brown Stone - Steel Bi-Fold and Steel French Doors

Located in Manhattan NY, this Brown Stone was taken down to the face of the building and completely re-built by Jonathan Chen Construction.  The building is 4 levels.  A 20 foot wide 10 foot high Portella steel bi-fold door unit was used in the great room located on the first level.  The steel bi-fold unit in this rooms opens the space up to the outdoors expanding the use of the entertaining area.   The natural light allowed in by the narrow sight lines of the steel bi-fold door, blurs the exterior to the interior making a seamless transition.

Portella Steel Bi-Fold.  20' x 10', 6 panel center bi-parting

Monday, January 2, 2017

Steel Doors Update Dallas Home

Steel doors were used on this Dallas Texas residence to give a contemporary update to an older home.  Portella is one of the only U.S. steel window/door manufacturers to deliver a fully glazed product.  Our glass is factory installed eliminating field glazing.

Double Doors with Sidelites and Transom.  Dark Bronze finish and Rocky Mountain Hardware.
This photo shows our bevel glazing profile.  Smooth, crisp applied wet glazing technique eliminates un-sightly metal retention strips.  Deep glazing pockets replicate original steel window design.

Portella is a nationally recognized manufacturer of custom steel doors, steel windows, contemporary metal doors, iron doors, steel French and European doors, iron gates, iron railings, iron hardware and other metal products. Our reputation for quality of workmanship, attention to detail, and superior customer service is highly regarded by our peers in the building industry. If you are building or remodeling, we have a steel door, steel window, gate or railing to complement your architectural style (traditional, classic, or modern), and if we don't - we’ll design something absolutely perfect just for you.