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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsOnly on closer inspection you notice just how elaborate the perforated and embossed metal sheets are that RMIG makes available to architects.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsMaximum 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.
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.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsUnfortunately, 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsTriple 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsTogether 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsKreon ceiling solutions provides modular systems through which illumination, air/conditioning, power supplies and data lines in a single compact level.
Architecture | Office BuildingsWith "fibreC" the Austrian family-run company Rieder has launched a new concrete panel in an easy-to-handle slat format.
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.
Under the name Lumeo the company Durlum offers a ceiling lighting system that comes in many different designs.
"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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsFor a new company building in the small Tyrolian town of Hall the sun-protection blinds were made specially of Plexiglas.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsSulfurcell's solar modules are so ingeniously made that they form an almost perfectly smooth surface, interrupted only by the finest of seams.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsA 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsFaçade 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsWhat 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsFlexible 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsClose 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...
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe 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.
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The plants in the vertical gardens by Vertical Garden Design come from coastal regions, mountain ranges ,and jungles throughout the world.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe "Kerto Concept" wood façade system is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe "GM Toproll Parapet" system enables variable combinations of open and glass-enclosed balconies.
The detached home created by architect Weichlbauer Ortis in Frohnleiten, Austria, turns a house's customary use on its head.
Architecture | Office BuildingsFor 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsArchitects can achieve flowing transitions between rooms using Solarlux' flexible glass folding walls that can be tucked away like a harmonica.
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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe Solyndra system has been specially designed to optimize photovoltaic output on low-pitched and highly reflective roofs.
AGC makes available a range of highly specialized solar protection coatings for glass - brand named Stopsol.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe 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.
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.
The floorboards by Mydeck is made of a combination of waste wood and plastic and, yet, look like planks from solid wood.
Architecture | Office BuildingsOne 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe work of Berlin studio Mader Stublic Wiermann plays with light and shift our perception in and of the city.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe 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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by Thomas WagnerToday, 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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by Thomas WagnerWhether 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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by Thomas WagnerDiscretion 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.
Architecture | Office BuildingsSky-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.
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...