Gira surface-mounted video home station 7

The Gira surface-mounted video home station 7 is a new indoor station for door intercoms. The surface-mounted home station is available in two colours, each with a matching glass surface: pure white glossy with white glass and black matt with black glass. Both variants can be integrated harmoniously into any interior design, residential environment or office situation. Ideally positioned anywhere The surface-mounted video home ...

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Affordable Palace

Proposal for refurbishment of London’s Buckingham Palace Affordable Housing is one of the key social issues in major cities of our time. The ever-increasing gap between rich and poor is growing faster than ever before. Affordable Housing? I’d prefer a palace to a house (if it is for free) … The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis: the deepest ever, centered ...

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Exhibition: Presences – Níall McLaughlin Architects

​Níall McLaughlin Architects’ contribution to the Venice Biennale 2018 Níall McLaughlin Architects’ interactive installation consists of six large-scale models, each representing a hall for gathering that the practice has designed. These models are placed upon a rotating table which is a calendar and a cosmic machine. The intention of presenting these models in this way is to emphasise the relationship between the enduring frames ...

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German Christmas markets

With a history that dates back almost 600 years ago, Dresden Christmas Market, also known as Striezelmarkt, is the oldest Christmas fair in Germany. The most celebrated of all the markets is Nürnberg’s Christkindlesmarkt on the Hauptmarkt. The Frauenkirche, overlooking the market has a glockenspiel, a bell clock on which wooden figures cavort several times a day. But there are houndreds of Christmas markets ...

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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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