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Home. Work. Life.

Intelligent urbanisation, people and buildings as well as energy efficiency and resource conservation set the pace at BAU 2015 in Munich. In line with this, Schüco presented its product and project solutions for newbuilds and existing buildings at Stand 301 in Hall B1.

Schüco at BAU 2015

Window, door and façade systems for sustainable and energy-efficient construction which meet sophisticated requirements in terms of design, comfort and security were on display. These latest trends for futureorientated living and working environments were arranged thematically in five studios. People are spending an increasing amount of time in buildings. Changing lifestyles create new requirements for building security. Comfort and individual design are enjoying a rapidly growing status all over the world. Urbanisation, too, is advancing. Sustainability is becoming an accepted economic and behavioural model and, with energy costs spiralling, energy efficiency is becoming a fundamental condition for successful window and façade products. Against this backdrop, BAU 2015 saw Schüco present numerous possible solutions for intelligently linked and energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings which conserve natural resources. Here Schüco showcased the latest from its range of products and demonstrated its familiar core competencies regarding all elements of the building envelope: simple fabrication and installation, a high degree of design reliability and cost certainty as well as maximum design freedom for the creative conception of efficient buildings. A specific instance of this is the Schüco Parametric System, which was introduced as a prototype two years ago in Munich and which was presented as ready for the market and series production in January 2015.

Dörte Gatermann - Managing Director of Gatermann + Schossig Architekten


The spaces in which we live and work have a very strong influence on our activities, our moods and our wellbeing. Here it is not only the space itself, with its proportions, materials, colours, warmth and acoustics, that is defining. The relationship between inside and outside is absolutely essential for spatial awareness. In this way, a room with small windows takes on a character completely different to that of the same space opened up to the outside with full glazing. Through the type of opening, the size and arrangement, we can create a totally different space. The opening to the surroundings can be pictorially staged so that the view is channelled. The point of view can be lowered by small spandrels and raised to the heavens through the absence of lintels – or, using ceiling openings, a situation can be created in which there is no proper relationship at all with the surroundings and yet sun and daylight can enter the space. The decision on the degree to which a space should be introverted or extroverted is an initial key question. But how this opening then continues to influence the activity which is to be performed as optimally as possible within the space behind it can then be determined by means of the correct solar shading, anti-glare protection, the energy coming into the building, daylight control, the tint of the glass, transparency and translucency. And how these requirements are then implemented and the level of quality that is realised in material and detail, this is the next challenge, so that the spaces in which we live and work create the best atmosphere for maximum wellbeing as a matter of course.

Philipp Molter - Architect studio molter, Munich/GER

Joining all aspects of life together

PROFILE: What do you associate with »Home. Work. Life.«?
Philipp Molter: It's extremely important to think holistically. This also means not separating the different aspects of life so distinctly from one another. In terms of space, there are still very definite divisions into pure office spaces and pure living spaces. But ultimately they are all spaces that we use and, above all, areas in which we live. Whilst we're working, we're also living!
PROFILE: Will areas also converge structurally?
Philipp Molter: This is already happening discreetly, everywhere. There are many mixed forms of living, working and recreation today. In future, we will no longer have these clear on/off mechanisms. Instead of reinforcing the division of space, architectural shapes can also join the aspects closer together. We will go beyond that in order to connect things spatially and in terms of content.

Jose Luis Priego - Managing Director Sales and Marketing, Anodite Santiago de Chile/CL

Simple despite highly complex technology

PROFILE: You've travelled directly from Santiago in Chile to visit the BAU exhibition in Munich?
Jose Luis Priego: Yes. We came to Munich with high expectations and the Schüco exhibition presence is truly remarkable.
PROFILE: What has impressed you?
Jose Luis Priego: I find it fascinating that Schüco enables its products to work simply despite highly complex technology. Above all, where state-ofthe- art technology is also involved.
PROFILE: What role does »Home. Work. Life.«, this year's exhibition motto, play for you?
Jose Luis Priego: I would like to see all three areas develop much more closely together. This would surely create a better way of life. In particular in large cities, such as Santiago, where square meterage is already quite expensive.

Dr.-Ing. Sigrid Hintersteininger - Architects Stuttgart/GER

Fluid boundaries

The once rigid separation of places of work and residence is gradually breaking down. Instead, these areas, which play a defining role in our lives, are increasingly overlapping, thus bringing forth consequences for construction and the urban environment.

PROFILE: Home. Work. Life: What do you associate with the motto chosen by Schüco for the exhibition this year?
Sigrid Hintersteininger: In this guiding principle, I see the most intimate spheres of our lives moving closer together. In other words, the motto symbolises the increasing dissolution
of boundaries.
PROFILE: How significant is the combination of these three areas within your professional practice?
Sigrid Hintersteininger: Work occupies a dominant role in all of our everyday lives, and mine is no exception. Therefore, the transition to the domestic environment is almost seamless even now. I think it is foreseeable that living and working environments will move closer together to an even greater extent, particularly from a spatial perspective.
PROFILE: How will the areas of home, work and life change in your opinion?
Sigrid Hintersteininger: The traditional, very clearly defined separation of parts of our lives will probably be increasingly dissolved. Whether that means that we live and work under one roof or just make short journeys to our workplace will be different for each individual.
PROFILE: So the classic commuter will soon be a thing of the past?
Sigrid Hintersteininger: Put in an extreme way, that´ sums it up, yes. Of course, there will be people who will continue to cover greater distances to get to their place of work. However, the towns and cities will blend to a much greater extent and the classic separation of places of residence and work will increasingly take a back seat.

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