Retractable Hospitality Architecture
Know Your Retractable Options–
- Retractable Skylight
- Retractable Roofing
- Rounded Retractable Roofing
- Round Retractable
You can integrate a structure up on top of the building that doesn’t slide flat, like panels, but is sitting up on the rooftop, strictly covering an opening with no steel beams or substructure needed for panels. This structure gives the ability for 100% clear sky opening because it slides back on the rooftop, out of view from below.
36’ x 31’
30’ x 60’
35’ x 70’
Can the structures be added to an existing restaurant?
Sometimes you can. If you have a steel substructure with open sky sections, we may be able to incorporate a retractable skylight option. Or if you have an opening with an area on the rooftop to install a structure, a retractable roof may be feasible.
Can you have a clear sky view, even when the panel/structure is closed?
Yes. Many restaurants have put glass into the areas they wanted to see the city skyline through, but have polycarbonate in the other areas that aren’t as important to be able to see through. Polycarbonate has lighter weight and is lower cost, so people often choose this when they are able to do without a 100% clear view.
When the structure moves back can you have it completely out of the way?
Yes, the Union project example is a great example. This project slides totally to one side of the restaurant, leaving no structure in the dining area. If you have a space to slide the structure on to, this can usually be accomplished.