Smart Materials

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

in cooperation with TU Delft 2010
Architect (IBA): Architectuurcentrale Thijs Asselbergs, Haarlem/ Niederlande and SHAU, Rotterdam/ Niederlande
Photo: TU Delft


The Experimental House IN4M is positioned at the crossroads of sociological and technical innovation by the use of new and high tech materials and planning methodologies. In combination with ecological timber products and recycled products from straw different types of materials have been integrated into this House of the Future. The Smart Energy Glass, for instance, is based on a liquid crystal technology and can be switched to different degrees of transparency. The energy for this is generated by the glass itself and the light transmission ranges from transparent to opaque and translucent – different g-value included.

Multipurpose hall “Giertsen”

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ALL PHASES, WORKING DRAWINGS (STEEL),
MEMBRANE GENERAL PLANNER

Bergen / Norway 2008 – 2011
Client: W. Giertsen HallSystem AS, Bergen / Norway
Architect: Holzbach Architekten, Koblenz / Germany
Photo: Holzbach Architekten, Koblenz / Germany


The underlying structural concept for this textile multipurpose hall is the use of a double-layer membrane which stretches across two mirrored curvilinear girders. In this instance the membrane combines more than one purpose: Load bearing with the help of the outer membrane, thermal insulation by the use of glass wool, maximum daylight penetration, a high degree of pre-fabrication and a fast assembly. Continue reading

Architonic exhibition stand imm 2008

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Cologne / Germany 2008
Client: Architonic
Architect: LAVA, Stuttgart, Sydney / Australien
Photo: geeLy, Zurich / Switzerland


The simple and lean elegance in combination with a quick and easy construction method is entirely due to the choice of material. Here aesthetic quality interacts almost effortlessly with efficiency. Continue reading

Glass Cube

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Düsseldorf / Stuttgart / Munich / London 1996 – 1999
Architect: Stefan Gose, Stuttgart / Germany
Photo: Jens Willebrand, Cologne / Germany


Tensegrity stands for tension and integrity, totality and cohesion in an experimental sculpture. Patrick Teuffel designed the world’s first structure of load bearing glass tubes. This configuration of apparent weightlessness became his first independent project.