Gizmo

GIZMO,
GUILLOTINE WINDOW
&
TILTING GLASS WALL

Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig, known for his distinctive style and use of large windows and doors and guillotine windows, often incorporates a mechanical system allowing operation of a window or door in a unique manner. This mechanical system, which he refers to as a Gizmo turns ordinary objects into wondrous experiences.

Brombal offers thermally broken windows and doors operated by a wheel-turned/gear-driven system. Contact us to learn more.

INDUSTRIAL STYLE, IMPROVED

Tom asked the Brombal team to produce a unit for his Gizmo vision – one that was better than any he’d used before with improved performance – greater energy efficiency through a thermal break and greater air and water tightness. Brombal agreed to take on the challenge and Phil Turner, Gizmologist at Olson Kundig, came out and met with Brombal’s engineers to give his expertise on Gizmo engineering.

OUR EXPERTISE

Today Brombal offers guillotine windows, operable windows, window walls, and doors that move with the turn of a wheel, inspired by Olson Kundig. Additional products include glass walls, pivoting, folding, swinging, and guillotine doors, with mechanical engineering available through Brombal. For all units, automated or mechanical operation is available.

THE GRACEFUL BALANCE OF MOVEMENT

GUILLOTINE

WINDOWS AND DOORS

Brombal Guillotine windows and doors work as functional statement pieces, creating smooth transitions between the interior and exterior with an experience unlike any other.

The system opens and closes vertically with a counterweight system. A hidden option is available with a cavity for the panel to slide into & disappear from view when open.

View Operable Wall in Meg Home Project

FASCINATING ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS 

TILTING GLASS WALL

The Brombal Tilting Glass Wall is a unique unit that allows for various degrees of openness. Imaginations should be cultivated; this is why Brombal fully embraces the development of one-of-a-kind window and door units.

Brombal engineered units are complex, yet operate smoothly and perform wonderfully with a thermally broken glazing wall which is water and air resistant.

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