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Freedom of color

Freedom of color
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The invisible window

The invisible window
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New archetypes

New archetypes
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All in white…

All in white…
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It has to stand out

It has to stand out
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Award winner!

Award winner!
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Grown stairs

Grown stairs
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In the black robe

In the black robe
This house was renovated by architect Johannes Norlander. It is located on a small Swedish island and covered with a layer of black plywood.
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Glass protection

Glass protection
In Vilnius a collector of antique books built his family home round the historical walls of a cannon foundry.
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Remixing Lisbon

Remixing Lisbon
In the heart of Lisbon's old historical district of Pombalino stands a half-timbered house dating from the 18th century – and it has just been modernized by Portuguese architect José Adrião.

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Off to the Eifel

Off to the Eifel
A weekend house in the Nationalpark Eifel is covered from top to bottom in aluminum shingles.
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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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Folded, a window, unfolded a balcony

Folded, a window, unfolded a balcony
At the press of a button this folding window morphs into a walk-on balcony in a matter of seconds.

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Urban Revitalization

Urban Revitalization
In a London suburb the architects at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris designed a building complex comprising residential units ,offices, retail outlets and a giant Learning Center.

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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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Glass room dividers

Glass room dividers
Rimadesio's "Velaria" dividing wall system stands out for its successful combination of high-grade glass sliding panels with thin frames and fittings.

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Pictures on Concrete Surfaces

Pictures on Concrete Surfaces
Thanks to the "GraphicConcrete" technology, patterns, images and texts can be durably applied to concrete surfaces.
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Layered House

Layered House
The example of a former dairy in Somerset, England, shows just how wooden planking and blocks of glass can be joined such as to be weatherproof.
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Playing field for architects

Playing field for architects
The circular skylights and large glass facades bring natural light into the rooms of the house Spreng.
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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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Material in the interplay

Material in the interplay
"Haus KA", designed by lynx architecture, is a clear cube that consist of only a very few different materials.
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Boundless showering

Boundless showering
To date, the main argument in favor of a walk-in shower was primarily the fact that it was easy to get into one that was barrier-free. There are, however, other reasons for choosing this form of shower.
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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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Pool house micro cosmos

Pool house micro cosmos
What an unusual task: to design a pool house! A pool house made of glass, steel and fabric is light and transparent and a far cry from a tool shed.
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New roof on old walls

New roof on old walls
A traditional stone house in the Pyrenees was converted into a comfortable and handy second home.
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Mirror, glass and dual usage

Mirror, glass and dual usage
A residential house that doubles up as a dance studio: This was the assignment a Yokohama couple presented to Japanese architect Junichi Sampei from A.L.X architecture office.
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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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A successful transformation

A successful transformation
A single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
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Window overlooking the lake

Window overlooking the lake
Wide and tall panorama windows held by fine-line, lightweight frames create fluid boundaries between inside and outside and offer stunning views of the surroundings.
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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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Look out without looking in

Look out without looking in
In the Netherlands, the detached home of the De Haas-Bierings family, with its many large openings, clear routes inside the house, and the use of a reduced range of materials, is a veritable spatial experience.
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A gem among stones

A gem among stones
In a densely populated district, in the midst of prefabricated buildings and high-rises, a whitewashed dwelling for multiple occupants catches the eye. The building's edges have been angled such that it seems to be attempting to avoid being crushed.
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Invisible pipelines

Invisible pipelines
Pleasant ambient comfort is not just a matter of warmth in the room, as the temperature of the outside walls also plays a part. Alongside external heaters that simply warm up ambient air, there are also heating systems integrated into the wall that deliver pleasant radiant heat akin to that from a tiled stove - and yet remain invisible.
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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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Shower in white while enjoying the ivy

Shower in white while enjoying the ivy
In a small house in Amsterdam, the interior fittings are in a restrained all-over white, and certainly recede into the background when they contrast with a green wall covered in ivy.
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Swiss Specialties

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Swiss Specialties
The Swissbau trade fair in Basel is a clearly structured and excellent overview of the entire construction trade.
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Only 90 millimetre!

Only 90 millimetre!
The channel drain CeraLine can easily be mounted in the wall or any place in the bottom. Adequate solution, also in case of renovation and with a lack of space: The new channel drain system CeraLine Plan with an installation height of only 90 mm!

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Facades from 340 m depth

Facades from 340 m depth
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Architecture with added value

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The remote controlled house

The remote controlled house
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Elegant bathrooms

Elegant bathrooms
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Enter the third dimension

Enter the third dimension
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Rooms with a view

Rooms with a view
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Breathtaking views

Breathtaking views
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Living in a moving façade

Living in a moving façade
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Move and connect

Move and connect
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The elegance of glass

The elegance of glass
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Organic brickwork

Organic brickwork
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Farmhouse meets high-tech

Farmhouse meets high-tech
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In the right light

In the right light
Whether in architecture or interior design, light planning plays a pivotal role, as the illumination structures the room, sets accents and guides the observer's view. Three examples illustrate the impact of light.

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My house has four corners

My house has four corners
You can kill a person with an apartment, just as if it were an axe, claims German graphic designer Heinrich Zille. So how will the inhabitants of a house in Portugal fare who live in an edifice without windows, almost as if in a cave?
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Then there were only 76

Then there were only 76
Every millimeter counts In bathrooms – especially if they are small, but also where the height at which drainage systems are fitted is concerned.

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Marthashof residential estate

Marthashof residential estate
Custom-made perforated sheet metal decorated the facades and sun-protection sections used for the houses in Berlin's Marthashof.
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Come over!

Come over!
The shortest connection between two points is a straight line, as the mathematics teaches us, or rather us some teacher at school once taught us. The Plant architects demonstrate in an apartment block complex in Budapest that a straight line between two buildings is not only the most direct link but can also be a great sensory experience.

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Looking through the space in-between

Looking through the space in-between
Alluding to the saddle roofs of the adjacent houses and with care not to intrude on the village surroundings, Zurich-based architects Gramazio& Kohler have found a daring reinterpretation of the "detached home" in Riedikon, Switzerland.
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At home in the open air

At home in the open air
Two garden pavilions that could not be more different - and yet are designed by the same firm of architects.

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Forest house

Forest house
On a large plot of land dominated by pine trees in the south of Berlin there is a small wooden house modeled on an old wooden summer house and designed by the Leipzig architects Atelier St.

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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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Apartment reloaded

Apartment reloaded
An apartment located in the city centre of Valencia.
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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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Program-free Architecture

Program-free Architecture
For the renovation of his apartment in the historical center of Barcelona the Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann made use of a white cross.

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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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Glance at the edges

Glance at the edges
The "Atrium House" in the heart of the Sierra Calderona in Spain is a marvelously geometric, linear residential complex.
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Unifying Art and Urban Living

Unifying Art and Urban Living
The UNStudio design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. The main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas.

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Elegant Interaction

 Elegant Interaction
A penthouse apartment in Stuttgart is a well thought-through composition comprising three monolithic cabinet systems and a free-standing kitchen block.
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Artificially grayed larch

Artificially grayed larch
A residential house near Munich was given an artificial touch in a bid to better control the wood's natural graying process.
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A house with one room

A house with one room
If you look up the term single-room house in the specialist literature, you will find a simple sentence explaining this type of dwelling: the single room is the simplest way to divide up a groundplan, as it entails a house with no inside walls or separate rooms.
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Bringing nature into the home

Bringing nature into the home
In the case of the Swedish "Villa M2", the glass façade of the detached house can disappear completely into the masonry, thus opening the living room out onto the patio.
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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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Embedded in the landscape

Embedded in the landscape
Firmly anchored in the ground like a solid rock but with an airy and extremely open presence, the house stands in the rugged Wapiti Valley in Wyoming, United States.
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Between the door and hinge

Between the door and hinge
As one of the smallest door manufacturers in the industry, the established Swabian company Eber Designtüren has specialized in the production of unusual door elements.
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Where is the door?

Where is the door?
The name says it all. "L'invisibile" is a system that hides doors and their functions in the wall.
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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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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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Black, with a view

Black, with a view
A house in the Japanese town of Otake with spacious open and white zones forms a marvelous frame for an almost limitless panorama.
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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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Of nurbs and border crossers

Of nurbs and border crossers
Spanish architect Enric Ruíz Geli has crossed the borders between industry and art by combining traditional materials with latest-generation materials.
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Breaking the grid

Breaking the grid
The unique bonds are the result of ‘separating' the traditional Flemish bond into two layers, and conceptually situating the home in the space between these two layers.

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The making of concrete skin

The making of concrete skin
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