Author Archives: facadeworld

Façade 2013

  /// Façade 2013  Quality of life and user comfort has been formulated as a central policy concern, via the effect of the environment that had been built and the new technologies on human perception, which has become a strategic

Façade 2013

  /// Façade 2013  Quality of life and user comfort has been formulated as a central policy concern, via the effect of the environment that had been built and the new technologies on human perception, which has become a strategic

Manitoba Hydro Downtown Office Project, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

/// Project: Manitoba Hydro Downtown Office Project, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Client: Manitoba Hydro Completion date: 09/2009 Building area: 64,800 m² Construction cost: $188 million CAD Design Architect: KPMB, Toronto, Architect of Record: Smith Carter, Winnipeg Advocate Architect: Prairie Architects Inc, Winnipeg

Manitoba Hydro Downtown Office Project, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

/// Project: Manitoba Hydro Downtown Office Project, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Client: Manitoba Hydro Completion date: 09/2009 Building area: 64,800 m² Construction cost: $188 million CAD Design Architect: KPMB, Toronto, Architect of Record: Smith Carter, Winnipeg Advocate Architect: Prairie Architects Inc, Winnipeg

FOLDING A SANDWICH BOAT

/// FOLDING A SANDWICH BOAT IMAGINED BY: Herbert Funke, Marcel Bilow DATE: 28/06/2006 KEYWORDS: layered construction, load-bearing, low-cost, structure, composites A glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) boat was developed during a plastic seminar. The sandwich core, providing structural height, serves as a

FOLDING A SANDWICH BOAT

/// FOLDING A SANDWICH BOAT IMAGINED BY: Herbert Funke, Marcel Bilow DATE: 28/06/2006 KEYWORDS: layered construction, load-bearing, low-cost, structure, composites A glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) boat was developed during a plastic seminar. The sandwich core, providing structural height, serves as a

CUBE-X

  /// CUBE-X IMAGINED BY: Dennis Schlepper, Konstantin Reimer SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, façade, structure, system building, foil, air Different types of walls or display stands can be built by creating modular air-filled

CUBE-X

  /// CUBE-X IMAGINED BY: Dennis Schlepper, Konstantin Reimer SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, façade, structure, system building, foil, air Different types of walls or display stands can be built by creating modular air-filled

INFLATABLE SHOWER

/// INFLATABLE SHOWER IMAGINED BY: Mathias Kemper, Jan Erik Gerdt, Janko Grode SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, load-bearing, commercial, system, foil, air The idea behind this project was to create a self-supporting, mobile shower cabin by

INFLATABLE SHOWER

/// INFLATABLE SHOWER IMAGINED BY: Mathias Kemper, Jan Erik Gerdt, Janko Grode SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, load-bearing, commercial, system, foil, air The idea behind this project was to create a self-supporting, mobile shower cabin by

SELF-ERECTING CHAIR

  /// SELF-ERECTING CHAIR IMAGINED BY: Daniel Neumann, Christopher Bahlke, Fabian Riemenschneider, Nikolai Aldinger SUPPORTED BY: Tillmann Klein, Marcel Bilow, Holger Techen DATE: 07/11/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, other function, adaptable, foil Based on the principle of mobile folding structures, this idea illustrates

SELF-ERECTING CHAIR

  /// SELF-ERECTING CHAIR IMAGINED BY: Daniel Neumann, Christopher Bahlke, Fabian Riemenschneider, Nikolai Aldinger SUPPORTED BY: Tillmann Klein, Marcel Bilow, Holger Techen DATE: 07/11/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, other function, adaptable, foil Based on the principle of mobile folding structures, this idea illustrates

AIR-B-WALL

/// AIR-B-WALL IMAGINED BY: Jürgen Heinzel SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, façade, structure, adjustable mold, foil, air This project is based on using inflated balloons inside a flexible, airtight bag to create an adjustable

AIR-B-WALL

/// AIR-B-WALL IMAGINED BY: Jürgen Heinzel SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, façade, structure, adjustable mold, foil, air This project is based on using inflated balloons inside a flexible, airtight bag to create an adjustable

AIRIK

  /// AIRIK IMAGINED BY: Julia Schulte SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: self organizing, pneumatic, mobile, commercial, interactive, system, foil, air This project is a presentation robot unit with a chassis with wheels and a robotic control unit

AIRIK

  /// AIRIK IMAGINED BY: Julia Schulte SUPPORTED BY: Ulrich Knaack, Marcel Bilow DATE: 14/08/2006 KEYWORDS: self organizing, pneumatic, mobile, commercial, interactive, system, foil, air This project is a presentation robot unit with a chassis with wheels and a robotic control unit

KINETIC VACUUM STRUCTURES

/// KINETIC VACUUM STRUCTURES IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 28/06/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, structure, tool, 0-10 years, textile, paper, composites Inserting a rollable structure into an airtight bag enhances the kinetic behaviour. The cardboard used in this project is rolled in

KINETIC VACUUM STRUCTURES

/// KINETIC VACUUM STRUCTURES IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 28/06/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, mobile, adaptable, structure, tool, 0-10 years, textile, paper, composites Inserting a rollable structure into an airtight bag enhances the kinetic behaviour. The cardboard used in this project is rolled in

SELF-ERECTING CONSTRUCTION

  /// SELF-ERECTING CONSTRUCTION IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 15/06/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, mobile, load-bearing, adaptable, structure, foil, composites Self-erecting constructions can be created by inserting precut elements into an airtight bag and applying vacuum pressure. This type of ‘biform’ construction exhibits two shapes; one

SELF-ERECTING CONSTRUCTION

  /// SELF-ERECTING CONSTRUCTION IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow DATE: 15/06/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, mobile, load-bearing, adaptable, structure, foil, composites Self-erecting constructions can be created by inserting precut elements into an airtight bag and applying vacuum pressure. This type of ‘biform’ construction exhibits two shapes; one

Frankfurter Hochhausfassadentage-2013

  /// Frankfurter Hochhausfassadentage-2013 Date: 09/11/2013 By: FFM|Fachhochschule-Frankfurt am Main-University of Applied Sciences The symposiums topic is focussed on re-use, modernization and compaction of existing high rise buildings in the city centers of Frankfurt and Hamburg. Last year the refurbishment of

Frankfurter Hochhausfassadentage-2013

  /// Frankfurter Hochhausfassadentage-2013 Date: 09/11/2013 By: FFM|Fachhochschule-Frankfurt am Main-University of Applied Sciences The symposiums topic is focussed on re-use, modernization and compaction of existing high rise buildings in the city centers of Frankfurt and Hamburg. Last year the refurbishment of

DEFLATED BRIDGE

/// DEFLATED BRIDGE  IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein, Thiemo Ebbert DATE: 18/06/2006 ELABORATED BY: Wouter Blondeel KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, load-bearing, lightness, structure, envelope, 0-10 years, foil, membrane “Peanut” bridge: There are different possibilities to build a deflated bridge. One

DEFLATED BRIDGE

/// DEFLATED BRIDGE  IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein, Thiemo Ebbert DATE: 18/06/2006 ELABORATED BY: Wouter Blondeel KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, load-bearing, lightness, structure, envelope, 0-10 years, foil, membrane “Peanut” bridge: There are different possibilities to build a deflated bridge. One

Deform and Connect

  /// Deform and connect: The third optional course, that has been held by the teaching stuff of ” Design and Construction ” department in “Detmold School for architecture and interior design” under guidance of Prof.Dr.-Ing Urlich Knaack, was not

Deform and Connect

  /// Deform and connect: The third optional course, that has been held by the teaching stuff of ” Design and Construction ” department in “Detmold School for architecture and interior design” under guidance of Prof.Dr.-Ing Urlich Knaack, was not

Concretable 3D-Another brick in the wall

  /// Façade element – Concreteable 3D – Another brick in the wall: After the huge success of the optional course ” Concretable”, In winter semester 12/13 anther course “Concretable 3D – Another brick in the wall” had been started

Concretable 3D-Another brick in the wall

  /// Façade element – Concreteable 3D – Another brick in the wall: After the huge success of the optional course ” Concretable”, In winter semester 12/13 anther course “Concretable 3D – Another brick in the wall” had been started

Concretable

///Concrete tables – Concretable: In the summer semester 2012, around 20 student from Detmold School for architecture and interior design participate in optional courses held by Design and construction department under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Urlich Knaack. All the participants

Concretable

///Concrete tables – Concretable: In the summer semester 2012, around 20 student from Detmold School for architecture and interior design participate in optional courses held by Design and construction department under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Urlich Knaack. All the participants

FEDEX FAÇADE

/// Fedex Facade IMAGINED BY: Tillmann Klein, Robert Barnstone, Arie Bergsma, Raymond van Sabben DATE: 05/09/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, insulation, load-bearing, lightness, structure, façade, envelope, structure, transport, 0-10 years, foil, membrane The construction is based on triangular cardboard tubes, known

FEDEX FAÇADE

/// Fedex Facade IMAGINED BY: Tillmann Klein, Robert Barnstone, Arie Bergsma, Raymond van Sabben DATE: 05/09/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, insulation, load-bearing, lightness, structure, façade, envelope, structure, transport, 0-10 years, foil, membrane The construction is based on triangular cardboard tubes, known

BOOKSHELF FAÇADE

/// Bookshelf Facade IMAGINED BY: Lourdes Lopez-Garrido, Tillmann Klein, Robert Barnstone, Arie Bergsma, Raymond van Sabben DATE: 05/09/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, insulation, load-bearing, lightness, structure, façade, envelope, transportation, 0-10 years, foil, membrane The construction is based on a grid-structure made of

BOOKSHELF FAÇADE

/// Bookshelf Facade IMAGINED BY: Lourdes Lopez-Garrido, Tillmann Klein, Robert Barnstone, Arie Bergsma, Raymond van Sabben DATE: 05/09/2007 KEYWORDS: free-form, pneumatic, system, insulation, load-bearing, lightness, structure, façade, envelope, transportation, 0-10 years, foil, membrane The construction is based on a grid-structure made of

BALLOON SUN-SHADING

/// Balloon Sun-Shading IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein DATE: 13/03/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, sunshading, moving, adapting, façade, envelope, 0-10 years,foil, air The combination of deflated (façade) and inflated constructions (e.g. balloons) can be used to create sun-shading devices or different transparencies

BALLOON SUN-SHADING

/// Balloon Sun-Shading IMAGINED BY: Marcel Bilow, Tillmann Klein DATE: 13/03/2006 KEYWORDS: pneumatic, sunshading, moving, adapting, façade, envelope, 0-10 years,foil, air The combination of deflated (façade) and inflated constructions (e.g. balloons) can be used to create sun-shading devices or different transparencies

Façades

/// FAÇADES Authors : Knaack, Klein, Bilow, Auer Available in: English, German, Dutch Publisher: Birkhaüser Façades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building’s envelope has important functions to fulfil,

Façades

/// FAÇADES Authors : Knaack, Klein, Bilow, Auer Available in: English, German, Dutch Publisher: Birkhaüser Façades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building’s envelope has important functions to fulfil,

Guggenheim Museum – Free-form metal façade

  ///Project: Guggenheim Museum Location: Bilbao, Spain Completed: 1997 Client: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Foundacion del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao Architect: Frank O. Gehry Load-bearing structure: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Building services: Cosentini Associates Façade: Construccones y Promociones Balzola Executing company: Permasteelisa

Guggenheim Museum – Free-form metal façade

  ///Project: Guggenheim Museum Location: Bilbao, Spain Completed: 1997 Client: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Foundacion del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao Architect: Frank O. Gehry Load-bearing structure: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Building services: Cosentini Associates Façade: Construccones y Promociones Balzola Executing company: Permasteelisa

Prefabricated Systems

/// PREFABRICATED SYSTEMS Authors : Knaack, Chung-Klatte, Hasselbach Available in: English, German Publisher: Birkhaüser For a number of years, modular construction – the use of prefabricated elements in architecture – has once again become a subject of lively discussion and debate. Long written off as

Prefabricated Systems

/// PREFABRICATED SYSTEMS Authors : Knaack, Chung-Klatte, Hasselbach Available in: English, German Publisher: Birkhaüser For a number of years, modular construction – the use of prefabricated elements in architecture – has once again become a subject of lively discussion and debate. Long written off as

Concrete Canoe

///Concrete Canoe. In June 2013, eight students from architecture and interior design department in “Detmold school of Architecture and Interior Design”  under Prof.Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack guidance, take part in 14th German concrete canoe regatta in Nuremberg. The supervision of the

Concrete Canoe

///Concrete Canoe. In June 2013, eight students from architecture and interior design department in “Detmold school of Architecture and Interior Design”  under Prof.Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack guidance, take part in 14th German concrete canoe regatta in Nuremberg. The supervision of the

Glasbaum

/// Project : Glasbaum Date: 1998 Location: Aachen, Testing area for Faculty of Architecture Project manager: Dorothee S1pp Team members: V Decren. S. Deffur, M. Fleckenstein, Ch. Gatzen, K. /ieten, C. Volberg Technical support: Institute for steel construction| RWTH Aachen Sponsored by: Schott Rohrglas Concept:Glass tubes

Glasbaum

/// Project : Glasbaum Date: 1998 Location: Aachen, Testing area for Faculty of Architecture Project manager: Dorothee S1pp Team members: V Decren. S. Deffur, M. Fleckenstein, Ch. Gatzen, K. /ieten, C. Volberg Technical support: Institute for steel construction| RWTH Aachen Sponsored by: Schott Rohrglas Concept:Glass tubes

Roadmap

/// The world is getting small – it seems there are no unknown territories left, mountains or deserts to explore. Technology allows us to see the world from a different perspective. It can serve to interpret exciting matters in a new

Roadmap

/// The world is getting small – it seems there are no unknown territories left, mountains or deserts to explore. Technology allows us to see the world from a different perspective. It can serve to interpret exciting matters in a new

Glasnetz

   /// Project : Glasnetz Date: 1999 Location: Lehmbau-Versuchsgelände I RWTH Aachen Project manager: Ulrich Knaack, Jan Wurm Team members: A. Abitz, S. Dunkel, M. Fleckenstein, B. Herold, M. Hübner, T. Hüttl, S. Hoss, S. Menke, S. Kolev, M. Noch, R. Pflugfelder, S. Pöhler, R. Restle, B. Schafranitz, S. Stratman, F.

Glasnetz

   /// Project : Glasnetz Date: 1999 Location: Lehmbau-Versuchsgelände I RWTH Aachen Project manager: Ulrich Knaack, Jan Wurm Team members: A. Abitz, S. Dunkel, M. Fleckenstein, B. Herold, M. Hübner, T. Hüttl, S. Hoss, S. Menke, S. Kolev, M. Noch, R. Pflugfelder, S. Pöhler, R. Restle, B. Schafranitz, S. Stratman, F.