In residential buildings, building communication plays a central role: it protects the residents' privacy and gives them security. And often additional convenience: with video surveillance and mobile applications.
Meet the perfect combination of architecture and intelligent home technology: the “smart home” of a family in Remscheid. The residential building also serves as a show home for the family company, which specialises in building automation.
A haven of escape: A business couple has created a home in the truest sense of the word. With the distance they need from their challenging workaday world and with plenty of space for the art they love to have around them.
Separate but still together: According to a survey carried out by the lifestyle magazine Schöner Wohnen, this is how most Germans envisage their perfect multi-generation home. This building project completed in the Allgäu region comprises two attached homes, offering optimum flexibility to adjust to the living circumstances of the residents.
This sumptuous villa is the culmination of a complete renovation process which involved updating the entire electrical system in line with the state of the art.
The proportions of this small house are perfectly attuned to the roof overhang and roof pitch dictated by local building tradition – while still making its own unambiguously contemporary mark.
A stringent concept of permeability and transparency lends this home in Wiesbaden's composer quarter a very special ambience. The building gives off a deliberately reserved impression to the street side, opening out fully onto the garden.
In rural areas, everyone building their own home plans in a large garage as part of the basic requirements. The developer Helibau has found a way to turn a functional necessity into a aesthetic virtue.
Nothing is left to chance: The door stations at the gate are arranged in perfect symmetry, fitting precisely between the grouting in the natural stone wall, and are painted the same colour as the entrance gates and fence.
One of Munich´s most attractive doors is located in Maximilianstraße, one of the four most splendid examples of outstanding urban street planning dating back to the 19th Century. The street was designed by the architect Georg Friedrich Christian Bürklein, whose works also included Munich´s historical main station.
A main building with a bakery, a barn, a paved yard and a small outhouse – this half-timbered complex in the centre of the village of Bad Rotenfels was on the brink of collapse, when it was rescued and lovingly restored.
Several historic outbuildings are grouped around a 19th Century castle in a generously landscaped park. The members of a large family live here independently of each other in individual residential units, while still remaining closely intermeshed.
The look of the building is dominated by the unusual use of materials. The facade itself with its windows to room height, but also the cladding with its movable sunshade slats, even the segments of the vertical sliding door to the car park – everything is made of glass.
This building was originally used to house unwilling guests: it was built in 1879 as a prison for thieves and vagrants. The former prison, surrounded by solid sandstone walls, is now privately owned and is a listed building.
The appeal of the Axis high-rise residential building in Frankfurt am Main lies in its innovative mix of residential types and sophisticated façade design. The entire building is equipped with door communication systems from Siedle. Door stations from the Steel and Classic design lines are skilfully integrated into the various architectural sections.
82 residential units, distributed over two linear apartment buildings and five city villas on a former industrial brownfield site directly on the Rhine – this complex demonstrates how attractive large-scale housing construction can be.