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Progetto • By Dietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenAlloggi Privati

Lake House

The house on the lake refers to the local boat and fishing houses and follows the tradition of rural construction by the water. Lightness, a low, wide roof structure and a strong emphasis on the horizontal determine the design. The timber construction, predominantly from local woods, is elevated to protect it from flood. The wooden porch surrounding the house widens to a terrace at the lakeside, completely covered by the steep saddleback roof. The vertical timber formwork of the facades is untreated, with wide glazing allowing generous views into the surroundings. Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Dietrich Untertrifaller Dietrich Unter... Altro

Prodotto • By Firestone Building Products EMEAV-Gard Vapor Control Membrane

V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane

Get more control on the flow of energy Buildings need to be more energy-efficient, which is also driven by regulations. The roof is a large part of the total building envelope and has an important impact on the flow of energy. Vapor control membranes play a very important role in this. Firestone’s V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane is designed to be used as a vapor control layer in Firestone roofing systems. It consists of reinforced aluminum foil with self-adhesive bituminous backing, protected by a release film. The fiberglass reinforcement provides high strength to the membrane, which guarantees excellent mechanical performance.    Why choose Firestone’s V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane? V-Gard provides an excellent va... Altro

Progetto • By UA Lab (Urban Architectural Collaborative)Alloggi Privati

Gable House

General Information Project name: Gable House  Architecture Firm: UA Lab (Urban Architectural Collaborative) Founder / Principal Designer: Vipuja Parmar, Krishnakant Parmar Website: Contact e-mail: Instagram: Facebook:   Additional credits Lead Architects: Vipuja Parmar, Krishnakant Parmar Design Team: Kruti Shah, Bageshri Thakar Write-up: Vipuja Parmar Furniture and Furnishing: Chandni Doshi Landscape: Sushma Sawant Structural Consultant: Casad Consultant  Site Engineer: Keyur Patel  Completion Year: 2020 Land size: 475 Sq Mt Gross Built Area: 387 Sq Mt Project location: Ahmedabad, India   Media Provider Pho... Altro

NotizieNotizie • 11 mar 2021

A large floating roof tops The House of Wisdom by Foster + Partners

The cantilevering roof sits on top of a glass box fitted with aluminium screens in differing densities. Both the cantilever and the screens work as shading in the warm Emirat climate. Movable bamboo screens provide shading and privacy at the lower levels. The House of Wisdom by Foster + Partners is a library and cultural center, located ten kilometers outside Sharjah city center. © Chris Goldstraw  “The straight, minimalist lines of the building complement the dunes of the desert, set within a lush landscape. The House of Wisdom is set to be an oasis for the local community, led by research and innovation, at the heart of a new cultural district.” Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners &c... Altro

Progetto • By Firestone Building Products EMEAAppartamenti

La Petite Halle

Faced with global warming and increasingly demanding local regulations, the mindsets home owners are changing. They want to move into houses that respect the environment and are energy efficient without sacrificing architectural quality. French architect Jean-Marc Proche and property developer Karine Maury sought to develop passive housing built from a polystyrene/concrete formwork system. Three years ago, they embarked on the design and marketing of an eco-responsible neighborhood project. In 2018, a first program named “La Petite Halle” was set up 50 km north of Paris, in Luzarches. Delivered at the beginning of 2020, it accommodates 16 apartments and two bungalows connected with 18 garages in wooden structure. Each house has... Altro

Progetto • By Firestone Building Products EMEAMagazzini

Royal De Ree Holland

Dutch flower bulb company Royal De Ree Holland had plans to renovate their roof for some time, but the decision to install a photovoltaic system accelerated the project. The renovation involved their two locations in Lisserbroek (North Holland). From March to July 2019, a total of 33,000 m² of roof surface was insulated, covered with Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM waterproofing membrane and equipped with 11,000 m² of solar panels. Flower bulbs are treated in air-conditioned halls, so moisture infiltration and lack of proper insulation can have a harmful impact. A few years ago, there was a collapse on the roof due to water accumulation. In order to avoid a new collapse and following the decision to install solar panels, an ass... Altro

Prodotto • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE ULTRAPLY™ TPO


Premium quality since 1996 Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products in the market. However, not all TPO membranes are the same. With an unchanged formulation since 1996, Firestone Building Products’ UltraPly TPO thermoplastic roofing membrane is the smart choice when looking for a light colored, environmentally friendly roofing solution. It combines aesthetics with strong resistance to UV radiation, heat, weathering and outstanding seam strength.   Why choose UltraPly TPO?UltraPly TPO is compounded using a proper balance of flexible polyolefin polymers, high quality UV, heat and ozone stabilizers, antioxidants, non-halogenated fire retardants and pigments. The... Altro

Prodotto • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE RUBBERGARD™ EPDM


EPDM roofing solution for a superior result Single-ply waterproofing systems have been steadily gaining market share. Outstanding durability, ease of installation, and ability to optimize the energy efficiency of buildings while minimizing their environmental impact are key factors behind this trend. Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane ticks all these boxes. RubberGard EPDM is a single-ply waterproofing membrane for flat and low slope roofs of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. It offers outstanding durability, resilience and adaptability to current and future building needs. The installation of RubberGard EPDM is flame-free, making onsite working conditions safer. Being a single-ply membran... Altro

Progetto • By Architecture-Infrastructure-ResearchPaesaggio Residenziale

Ghost Wash House

The Ghost Wash House is located along the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of this urban mountain into the valley below. Two long, thin tumbled brick bars run parallel to the east and west natural washes framing a third topographic condition or “Ghost Wash" that runs down the center of the site. The east bar protects this architectural wash from the low desert sun that streams across the mountain in the morning. This bar houses the public ‘support’ programs of the house: garages, kitchen, office, and family dining room. The west bar shields the occupants from the intense hot low west sun as it sets in the v... Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxDura - Design: electro-coloured

Dura - Design: electro-coloured

Brilliantly vibrant colors thanks to the electrochemical coloring of HFX stainless steel. Roofinox Dura lends your house a spectacular appearance - like no other.The coloring is achieved through an electrochemical process resulting in a transparent chromium oxide layer. The chromium oxide layer is molecularly tied to the HFX stainless and remains elastic. No dyes or pigments are applied to the surface, thus preserving the distinctive structure of the Roofinox HFX stainless steel. The different thicknesses of chromium oxide, the light spectrum and the viewing angle result in extraordinary color effects of Roofinox Dura. Make your home special.HFX stainless is resistant to corrosion, weathering and aging. The material can easily be folded and... Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxTin matte - Design: matte tin-plated

Tin matte - Design: matte tin-plated

Tin weathers to a natural matte patina in an incomparably beautiful gray tone.The popular traditional metal for optically appealing and very long-lasting roofs is also frequently used to restore historic roofs. For beauty and great durability. This is why it is therefore perfectly suited for modern roofs – for exactly the same reasons!Tin matte metal roofs go well with wooden facades because both weather to natural gray tones, producing an organic, aesthetic look.The weathering process takes around 2 to 3 years. Roofinox Tin matte is usually only used on roofs because a number of builders don’t want a naturally unequally patination, on the facade – this would be impossible to influence. Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxPlus matt - Design: ribbed

Plus matt - Design: ribbed

The characteristic stainless steel with a robust and hard-wearing natureRoofinox Plus matte is a ribbed surface through a positiv / negativ embossment. Seen from close up, the decorative ribbed embossing becomes very clear, but it is precisely this relief-like structure that is responsible for the very smooth effect of the roof when viewed from afar. The embossing ensures a highly rigid material.The result is greatly reduced visibility of waves or dents. And although storms and gales don’t stand a chance against a Roofinox surface, Roofinox Plus matte is even more resistant to visible hail dents. A further positive feature of Roofinox Plus is that even thinner sheets can be used. This results in a price ad... Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxSpectra - Design: pigmented

Spectra - Design: pigmented

All benefits of Roofinox stainless steel with a naturally pigmentation.We have reinvented stainless steel through surface pigmentation – the aesthetics of stainless steel with color combined, without having to forgo the powerfully natural structures and textures. Ideal for combination with every conceivable building material.Roofinox Spectra, all of the positive properties of Roofinox stainless steel with a gentle pigmentation. To satisfy the wishes of our customers to express their individuality, we wanted to offer Roofinox stainless steel with all of its advantages in natural colors too.With Roofinox Spectra, we have managed to achieve a natural color that allows the sophisticated aesthetics of the brush rolling of Roo... Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxChroma - Design: mirror-rolled

Chroma - Design: mirror-rolled

Extraordinary architecture and bold designs – reflective facades merge into their surroundingsReflections are welcome for some designs. This is where Roofinox Chroma comes in – the stainless steel rolled to a mirror finish. For sensational objects that are unrivaled.While the object is fully immersed in its surroundings by the reflections, this is also precisely why it stands out. For bold and proud designs that do not want to hide.This reflective surface produces sensational results on facades for bold designs and the latest architectural ideas.Roofinox Chroma has almost the same mirror effect as hand-polished stainless steel, which is only conditionally suitable for outdoor use.Chroma, on the other hand, has a slightly lower gloss level a... Altro

Prodotto • By RoofinoxClassic - Design: brush-rolled

Classic - Design: brush-rolled

Beautifully matt surface structure achieved by brush rolling the stainless steel. Roofinox Classic reveals an almost textile touch – beautiful to look at and to touch.The power of nature is within hands reach – the simple look makes for timeless elegance and endless combinations.We have been experiencing a growing trend over the past few years towards matt and dull surfaces in architecture and product design.We have accommodated this trend by developing the Roofinox Classic surface. This surface achieves a special light distribution leading to an exquisite matt finish, i.e. a very low degree of reflection.This has been achieved by cold brush rolling of the stainless steel, which should not be confused with brushed stainless steel. This woul... Altro