Bathroom furnishing with KEUCO in Hamburg’s The Fontenay luxury hotel

With an open-minded, cosmopolitan, and classic orientation Hamburg architect Jan Störmer’s design of The Fontenay luxury hotel is an homage to the Hanseatic city. The sculptural and organic circle-shaped architecture successfully achieves a balance between the urban character of the city and its natural surroundings. Situated directly on the Alster, it is an island of tranquillity in the middle of Hamburg. The exquisite structure ...

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Optimal planning with BIM – KEUCO provides data for numerous products

Effective immediately, bathrooms and WC facilities for commercial buildings such as hotels, office buildings, apartments, clinics, and barrier-free and public areas can be planned with the KEUCO BIM data: from the fittings for washbasins, bathtubs, showers and spas, right to the accessories – in a variety of materials and finishes. KEUCO provides BIM data of the PLAN and IXMO series and the iLook_move cosmetic ...

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Exhibition: Peter Barber: 100 Mile City and Other Stories

‚Architecture = politics‘ Peter Barber The United Kingdom, and London in particular, is currently in the midst of an acute housing crisis. In London alone, there are currently 170,000 homeless people, 8,000 rough sleepers, 20,000 empty homes and 120 families losing their home each day. To satisfy demand, it is estimated that the UK needs to build around 300,000 new homes a year, but ...

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Honoured with the German Design Award 2019: door lever FSB 1226 by Werner Aisslinger

There is a fine tradition of designers and architects from across the world creating their ideal notion of a door handle for FSB. The jury for the German Design Award 2019 adjudged lever handle FSB 1226 by Werner Aisslinger to be the “Winner” in its “Excellent Product Design” category. The German Design Award is one of the most celebrated design competitions in the world. ...

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Under the spell of dimensions

The influence of dimensional scales on us and our perception of reality At first glance, the contrast between the Cinderella Castle in the American Disney World and the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris could hardly be any greater. Playful comic kitsch meets a venerable historic monument. But at the second glance, they reveal something special they share: both the castle and the sacral ...

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Door handle in search of the irrational measure of beauty, or: The Golden Section as the very soul of grip

Nature and mathematics are often the best pointers for those in search of what is right and beautiful. Upon reading a book by Friedrich Cramer and Wolfgang Kämpfer whose title translates as “The Nature of Beauty”, FSB undertook to probe the secret of beauty in the world of door handles with resort to the Golden Section. The secret of beauty, they say, is closely ...

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Overcoming gravity through spring loading, or: what is right is beautiful.

Door handles from FSB boast compelling qualities inside and out. The technically sophisticated bearings beneath their roses, and hence beyond the bounds of design, make for ease of assembly, enduringly fault-free functioning and – and this is where design comes back into its own – visual value-added.   FSB AGL® for Civic/Commercial buildings  rotatably fixed compensating bearing  low-friction, maintenance-free, Teflon-coated sliding-bearing bushings  assembly and ...

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A fascinating perspective

The artistic “Flatland” photographs by the Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktas appear like a surreal dream, where the world tilts towards the viewer and the boundaries of human perception seem to have been removed in a marvellous way. A great variety of different landscapes, roads, fields and bridges roll up to create a new dimension from which viewers cannot detach themselves. The Turkish photographer Aydın ...

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Smart Home in a new dimension

New operating comfort with integrated systems A “smart home” is a top priority for many property owners. The use of intelligent building technology makes it possible to experience a new dimension of smart technology and ensures a high level of living comfort, better security, clever energy management – and all of this with voice control if desired. Gira offers the smart home functions by ...

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A new future?

The Austrian architecture critic Peter Reischer takes you on a walk through the Giardini and the Arsenale at the Biennale of Architecture 2018 in Venice. In several reviews and reports, the Biennale of Architecture in Venice was described as a venue for family outings. The programme had something to offer for everyone, including adults, architects, onlookers and even children. And this in spite of ...

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