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Starbrick at the lapidarium

Starbrick at the lapidarium
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As light as a fisherman’s net

As light as a fisherman’s net
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A special kind of tree house

A special kind of tree house
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Efficient light in Geneva

Efficient light in Geneva
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Google Docks

Google Docks
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Co-working with Ray and Charles

Co-working with Ray and Charles
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The flexible office

The flexible office
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Colorful office amoebas

Colorful office amoebas
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Magenta, purple and grass green

Magenta, purple and grass green
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Light, elegant and durable

Light, elegant and durable
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Go with the creative flow

Go with the creative flow
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The elegance of glass

The elegance of glass
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It’s a full house on Fridays!

It’s a full house on Fridays!
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An old tower gets a new climate

An old tower gets a new climate
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Open, cube!

Open, cube!
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Energy-saving CCF façades

Energy-saving CCF façades
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Communication hub

Communication hub
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More design for walls and ceilings

More design for walls and ceilings
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Grown stairs

Grown stairs
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Red and white stripes

Red and white stripes
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Green walls from around the world

Green walls from around the world
The plants in the vertical gardens by Vertical Garden Design come from coastal regions, mountain ranges ,and jungles throughout the world.
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Black carbon stairs

Black carbon stairs
The stairs made by the Dutch manufacturer are nothing if not varied: on the one hand on account of the unusual combination of materials, and on the other their diverse shapes.
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Wood façade system

Wood façade system
The "Kerto Concept" wood façade system is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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Yellow, pointed and reflecting

Yellow, pointed and reflecting
The Riverbank House by David Walker Architects is located directly at the Thames in London. A great number of special glass systems by Schollglas have been integrated into both the building's shell and interior construction. The project is presented as a new reference of the company Schollglas at BAU 2011 in Munich.
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All-in-one solution for balcony and parapet glazing

All-in-one solution for balcony and parapet glazing
The "GM Toproll Parapet" system enables variable combinations of open and glass-enclosed balconies.

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Green to the point of absurdity

Green to the point of absurdity
The detached home created by architect Weichlbauer Ortis in Frohnleiten, Austria, turns a house's customary use on its head.
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Tradition committed to the future

Tradition committed to the future
For more than 125 years now Schott has been manufacturing glass products for a wide range of different segments. The company also creates highly specialized, interesting glazing systems for architectural applications.

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Maximum insights, outlook, and views

Maximum insights, outlook, and views
Architects can achieve flowing transitions between rooms using Solarlux' flexible glass folding walls that can be tucked away like a harmonica.

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Handmade, the traditional way

Handmade, the traditional way
At the Danish company Petersen Tegl, the seventh generation is now producing high-grade bricks as well as a special range of molded bricks, glazed tiles and special terracotta.
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Off-the-rack power output

Off-the-rack power output
The Solyndra system has been specially designed to optimize photovoltaic output on low-pitched and highly reflective roofs.

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A Question of Coating

A Question of Coating
AGC makes available a range of highly specialized solar protection coatings for glass - brand named Stopsol.
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Medium in height, but maximum savings

Medium in height, but maximum savings
The Westarkade, West Arcade building of the Frankfurt KfW Banking Group, is one of the first office sky-rises in the world requiring just 98 kilowatt hours per sq. meter to operate.

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Gold comes, gold stays

Gold comes, gold stays
Today, one increasingly comes across gold-plated architecture - be it on the facade of a department store that deals in precious metals, an information pavilion or a museum building. But now you can even find it lending a gleam to educational facilities and kindergartens, not to mention bakeries and police stations.
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Indestructible, ecologically beautiful

Indestructible, ecologically beautiful
The floorboards by Mydeck is made of a combination of waste wood and plastic and, yet, look like planks from solid wood.
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A crystal made of glass and concrete

A crystal made of glass and concrete
One Colemean Street, the project by English design office David Walker Architects, is located in the heart of London's banking district. The commercial building offers structurally interesting solutions and is a visual eye-catcher.

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Light architecture

Light architecture
The work of Berlin studio Mader Stublic Wiermann plays with light and shift our perception in and of the city.
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Cool air

Cool air
The meaning of air conditioning is to create a pleasant ambient climate for people in the room. The goal: A climate that ensures the health and comfort of the users. The use of room cooling surfaces, in particular cooling ceilings, is the best way to meet these high standards.
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Multitalented Undercover Agents

by Thomas Wagner

Multitalented Undercover Agents
Today, façades do more than merely provide a building with an external boundary or adorn it with an attractive envelope. Above all where energy efficiency is concerned, the function of the façade itself is evolving. And when lighting is allowed to enhance a room without the source of the light getting in the way, the things we are not forced to see become perceptible.
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The Discrete Charm of Hidden Qualities

by Thomas Wagner

The Discrete Charm of Hidden Qualities
Whether the objective is improving the acoustics of a room, cooling it or heating it, today there are technical solutions that accomplish the desired results without attracting attention to themselves and aesthetically overburdening a space.
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Perfecting the Invisible

by Thomas Wagner

Perfecting the Invisible
Discretion is a fine thing. What we don't need to see relieves the burden on our eyes. Where a building's appearance recedes subtly into the background and systems that are essential for a building's functionality are no longer visible, it opens up manifold possibilities for design.
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You don’t even see the nicest windows

You don’t even see the nicest windows
Sky-Frame is a frameless high-tech sliding window system that can be fitted flush with walls, ceilings, and floors and meets the highest architectural and building standards.
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Making concrete progress

Making concrete progress
Owing to technical shortcomings, the building Max Bächer designed on Stuttgart's Königstrasse, erected in 1974 and boasting an almost sculpturally staggered façade, has been given a new skin. The old façade...
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The making of concrete skin

The making of concrete skin
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LCT ONE – a hybrid as prototype

LCT ONE – a hybrid as prototype
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Herringbone under the table

Herringbone under the table
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Made of both metal and glass

Made of both metal and glass
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Like a gleaming light at night

Like a gleaming light at night
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The communicative office

The communicative office
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Banking in South Africa

Banking in South Africa
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Colorful islands in the office

Colorful islands in the office
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Light And Shade

Light And Shade
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Mytos in Athens

Mytos in Athens
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Intelligent glass scales

Intelligent glass scales
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Let there be light!

Let there be light!
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Yellow ribbon

Yellow ribbon
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Designing your own working space

Designing your own working space
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The secret’s in the coloring

The secret’s in the coloring
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What’s mine is yours

What’s mine is yours
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Intelligent, living facades

Intelligent, living facades
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Customized ceiling systems

Customized ceiling systems
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High-power solar facade

High-power solar facade
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Perforated, embossed refined

Perforated, embossed refined
Only on closer inspection you notice just how elaborate the perforated and embossed metal sheets are that RMIG makes available to architects.

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Retreat and dialog

Retreat and dialog
The architects of the new ThyssenKrupp development integrated a place of peace and quiet ( "Raum der Stille") in it that is intended for use just as much by guests as by the employees.
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Diffuse sunlight

Diffuse sunlight
As opposed to most glass, on account of its U-shape, profiled glass is extremely resilient and can be used for large surface areas. Furthermore, this specially-shaped construction glass has typical aesthetic advantages.
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Fully automatic corner openings and telescopic drive

Fully automatic corner openings and telescopic drive
Maximum user ease thanks to the fully automatic corner solutions, activated by the press of button for the refined sliding windows that Sky Frame presented for the first time at the BAU 2011 in Munich.

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Double-skin facade concept

Double-skin facade concept
At the BAU trade fair, Solarlux will be presenting a new façade concept with its "Co2mfort façade". This aims to reduce the use of artificial lighting and complex building air conditioning technology and, in turn, sustainably reduce CO2 emissions.
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Close to the Wind

Close to the Wind
The Unilever Head Office in Hamburg's Havencity, designed by Behnisch Architekten, was that first office building of its kind to rely completely on LEDs for light. Moreover, a curtain of transparent high-tech plastic foil runs like a second skin across the entire facade.
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Hidden hinges

Hidden hinges
Unfortunately, you only ever catch a very brief glimpse of the high-quality details of the concealed, high-quality door hinges, namely when the door is opened. For precisely this reason, DX hinges are a compelling solution for planners.

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Triple heat insulation

Triple heat insulation
Triple heat-insulting glass is required in all areas of construction using structural glass, as it slashes heat loss by up to 50 percent compared to double glazing.

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The High House and the Long House

The High House and the Long House
Together with the adjoining plaza the Parliament building in Vaduz, comprising the High House and the Long House, creates an urban planning unit underscored by the consistent choice of ochre yellow tiles.

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Integrative ceiling systems

Integrative ceiling systems
Kreon ceiling solutions provides modular systems through which illumination, air/conditioning, power supplies and data lines in a single compact level.

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Slab-format thin concrete

Slab-format thin concrete
With "fibreC" the Austrian family-run company Rieder has launched a new concrete panel in an easy-to-handle slat format.

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Staying in generous expanses of white

Staying in generous expanses of white
The studio of Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola came up with the interior for luxurious hotel Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Scarcely recognizable as a hotel from the outside, inside it is all the more inviting, providing a temporary home for design enthusiasts from all over the world.
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Opaque light

Opaque light
Under the name Lumeo the company Durlum offers a ceiling lighting system that comes in many different designs.

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Undercover agent

Undercover agent
"TIMax GL" is a translucent glass fiber insulation mesh that considerably enhances the thermal insulation of profiled glass on façades. It serves as a light-dispersing insulating insert and completely fills out the space between the glass.
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None of your shabby old blinds

None of your shabby old blinds
For a new company building in the small Tyrolian town of Hall the sun-protection blinds were made specially of Plexiglas.

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Dynamic underlaid drawn

Dynamic underlaid drawn
The different opportunities covering a façade or roof with slate offers, as well as the newer types of slate themselves, have led to a true renaissance of slate as a material in architecture in recent years.
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Positioned in seamless rows

Positioned in seamless rows
Sulfurcell's solar modules are so ingeniously made that they form an almost perfectly smooth surface, interrupted only by the finest of seams.
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Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes
The fittings, attached to the door leaf in reduced form and material, are in fact the only indication of there being a door at all, and are complemented by corresponding aids geared to getting closer to a flush door. A look "behind the scenes" of the door is well worthwhile.
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Corporate Architecture

Corporate Architecture
A golden house in Munich is the new company headquarters of pro aurum GmbH. With a volume of some 8,000 cubic meters, its size corresponds to the amount of gold mined to date worldwide. The building combines symbolic architecture with interesting, functional features.
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The intelligent façade

The intelligent façade
Façade constructions usually consist of two individual components which often have to be laboriously adjusted to one another to satisfy the developer's aesthetic requirements and functional demands. But it can be done differently.
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Reflective Rooms

Reflective Rooms
What people expect of an office has changed down through time. Today, they are expected to be versatile, flexible, transparent, communicative and yet at the same time offer secluded, acoustically sealed rooms. Designing a glass dividing wall is a special challenge.
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Glass room divider: Open, communicative and almost undisturbed

Glass room divider: Open, communicative and almost undisturbed
Flexible usage is becoming increasingly important when designing office and event rooms. The idea is to enable rooms to be adjusted flexibly to their individual requirements.

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Gleaming in the countryside

Gleaming in the countryside
Close to a German interstate and in the middle of a rural idyll. Driving by you would expect to see a service station, a gas station, or the commercial estates one associates with smaller communities. And not truly striking architectural projects...

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Energy generating glass facade

Energy generating glass facade
The thin-film solar cells made by the Berlin-based company Sulfurcell enable the use of building-integrated photovoltaics. They facilitate aesthetically ambitious and sustainable façade solutions that offer great advantages for the building's energy balance as well as its appearance.