Onwards to greater things...
The “Together!” exhibition at Vitra Design Museum campaigns for a common space with successful examples of a new architecture of community.
|Presented:||Light + Building 2008, Frankfurt|
|Categories:||Electrical installations ›Door / Building communication systems ›Intercommunication systems ›Door substations|
|Electrical installations ›Door / Building communication systems ›Video intercommunication systems ›Door substations|
The Vario pedestal by Siedle is gaining a slimmer sister. With a housing only 50 millimetres deep, it creates an elegant appearance and can be used very flexibly. The new communication pedestal can move closer to the wall if required and also fits into tight angles. Because of this, the video camera, for example, can be better adjusted in confined entrance areas, thus providing a better view and increasing building security. Indoor areas benefit particularly from the new options offered by the slim pedestal. Where wall-mounted installations are impractical, such as in front of glass partition panels, the free-standing pedestal places the operating devices, access control and other functions exactly where they are needed – without occupying a lot of space and in a modern, elegant design. Fingerprint unit, code lock or electronic key are additional options that can be integrated along with call buttons and door speakers or a video camera. The standard heights of 1.30 and 1.60 metres accommodate up to four and up to six Vario modules respectively.Outside, too, free-standing pedestals offer advantages over wall-mounting. The façade remains untouched and the building shell sealed – an important factor in today’s energy equation. Anchoring the pedestals varies according to the conditions: they are either screwed to existing bases or concreted into the ground using an extension piece. Anchors may be visible or invisible. With its new slim stature, the Vario pedestal is capable of virtually everything, but it cannot bear heavy loads. Consequently, the considerably deeper housing with retaining grooves remains unchanged in the range for use with letterboxes, information signs and panel lights.In addition to the standard colours of white and silver metallic, Siedle Vario will in future be available in four additional designs: two micaceous paint finishes in amber and dark grey together with two gloss paint finishes in black and white give the classic design an even more elegant and modern appearance. The new colours indicate Siedle’s involvement in the current trends of architecture and furnishing. High-gloss paint finishes are increasingly being used in furniture construction; the very tough micaceous paints with their textured finish are used on construction elements such as window frames, façades and gate installations. The firm in Furtwangen is also prepared for special requirements: individual paint finishes in specific colours continue to feature in the range.