Switches

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about switches

Product • By LegrandThe Radiant Collection

The Radiant Collection

A step above ordinary for switches, outlets and dimmers. Set yourself apart with simple, clean power and lighting options from the radiant® Collection. A gorgeous property doesn't have to be expensive. Choose stylish options from the radiant® Collection that fall right into your budget. More

Project • By GiraHousing

Artisan building complex in Fitzrovia, London

Best Place to Live Fitzrovia – Although located in the heart of London, this unconventional district is the polar opposite of the neighbouring West End with its thriving business life. Fitzrovia is known for its lively art scene, and has always held a fascination for famous personalities, such as Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Rimbaud. Even today, poets, designers, and musicians are drawn to the district's many bars, pubs, and concert venues, and it is also widely known for its traditional handicrafts. There is certainly no better place in the whole of London to combine business with pleasure, and inspiration with relaxation. In 2016 "The Sunday Times" even bestowed Fitzrovia with the honour of being London's most liveabl... More

Project • By GiraCultural Centres

The Koetshuis

Restoration and renovation in 2016 The Koetshuis has now been given a suitable purpose after a period of different uses, as it now houses the West Brabant Archive. The ground floor has been given a public function as a reading room and visitor centre for the archive service. The intermediate floor was thoroughly rebuilt and has now been furnished as office space for the archive staff. The cellar has a multifunctional purpose and can be used independently both during the day and in the evening. Exterior Some limited changes have been implemented to the exterior. For instance, the inward opening doors have been replaced by new ones, which invitingly open outwards and have been given a fresh blue-grey tone. The paintwork on the door frame... More

Project • By Dominique Coulon & associésConcert Halls

Henri Dutilleux Conservatoire

‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts, Belfort The building is located in the upper part of the town. It backs onto the woods, forming the final outlying limit of the built-up area. Echoing the open landscape, it faces to Belfort Lion on the hilltop opposite. In this strong context, the building offers its solidity, an almost opaque mass of grey concrete. The surface of the mass has an unusual texture, hinting at plants or the veins in marble. It has been achieved by drip painting in two shades of blue. The drips of paint lend depth and thickness to the skin of the building. The surfaces vibrate in the light, apparently in motion – matter ceases to be static. The concrete monolith exudes an enigmatic prese... More

Project • By Dominique Coulon & associésAuditoriums

Media library [Third-Place] in Thionville

This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building includes areas for displays, creation, music studios, and a café-restaurant.To give meaning to this new programme, it seemed necessary to question the way in which a place of this kind is produced. The various activities in the programme blend into each other, creating a dynamic arrangement.The spatial principle is based on a non-hierarchical superposition of different systems. The buil... More

Product • By TEMMODUL design switches and sockets

MODUL design switches and sockets

Basic element of modular system is a module. Like world-known building bricks TEM modules are very simply put together and can be adapted to individuals’ desires, tastes and needs. Modular system offers wide selection of functional elements: switches, buttons, illumination, sockets, communications, electronics, decorative cover plates and mounting frames.   Special feature of this modular system is quick and easy installation and later replacement of elements at any time without special tools and knowledge due to its universal mounting frame.   MODUL is suitable for flush and surface mounting in round and rectangular boxes. All boxes are suitable for installation in brick, hollow and concrete walls. Modular system of swi... More

Project • By Jung HQPrivate Houses

Bredeney House

The Bredeney House with its generous driveway in an open, semi-public front garden, takes reference from the partly still existing 1960s houses. A separation from the public space is only achieved by the level of the house itself. As regards its modesty, the large, lying building is to a greater extent also oriented by earlier buildings in this quarter. It rather sees itself as a manifesto against the much too extensive arbitrariness of today’s “villa architecture”. The interior programme of the residence follows the wishes expressed by the residents and naturally rests on the existing topography. A hall connects the 4-metre high ground level accommodating the kitchen, the dining and living areas to the wing with private rooms. The paren... More

Project • By Jung HQPrivate Houses

Detached house

The detached house in Dortmund impresses with its simple elegance. Large glass areas let lots of light enter the house and provide a direct view of the pool from the living room. Kitchen, eating area and living room are arranged in a large, L-shaped space. A dark wooden floor makes an attractive contrast to the light walls. The electrical installation by JUNG blends in harmoniously with the overall design and connects all technical functions such as lighting, shade and heating control with the KNX system. The door intercom system with video function from JUNG provides security for the residents. The electrical installation is maintained in the classic LS 990 switch design. In pure white, it sets clear, puristic accents. With its high qua... More

Product • By GiraGira E2 in stainless steel

Gira E2 in stainless steel

Design classics reflect the spirit of their age while radiating timeless beauty. With the E2 switch range, Gira created a modern classic: a linear and pared-down design that makes an uncompromisingly clear statement while placing distinctive accents on a wall. Gira will present two new versions at BAU 2017: the E2 in stainless steel, together with all the variants in the range which are now also available for flat mounting. Architects love the range. The Gira E2 has been architects' switch of choice since 1998. The only drawback until now has been that the range was only available in shatterproof and UV-resistant thermoplastic. On the occasion of the BAU trade fair, Gira has responded to the requests of many architects who wanted thi... More

Project • By Alexander Brenner ArchitectsPrivate Houses

An der Achalm

The location on a steep south-facing slope required an access to the house from the public road running below to the site situated about 12 metres higher. These conditions inspired the idea of embedding a mountain pass road into the site, which serves both as a drive and a footpath. At the top end, one reaches a generous piazza, which is framed by low walls. At this point, the site already offers magnificent views to the valley and to the slopes on the opposite side. One can even see the Schönberg Tower, which was built according to plans by Theodor Fischer in 1905 at the Albtrauf in the neighbouring town of Pfullingen. The powerful appearance of the tower with two white soaring vertical sections partly inspired the basic idea for the res... More

Project • By HPP ArchitectsUniversities

Hochschule Ruhr West / University of Applied Sciences

The Hochschule Ruhr West - University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, in short the HRW, is part of a nationwide development of new universities. With a total of eight buildings and about 62,000 m² of GFA, the university has the dimensions of an autonomous district: four institute buildings, a canteen, a lecture hall and a library as well as a multi-storey car park have been built on the former railway site in the Broich district. The HRW functions not only as a new educational institution, but also as an important component of the urban development concept for the entire university surroundings. For this reason, the various campus buildings reflect the heights and volumes of the surrounding development and the campus it... More

Project • By Jung HQMuseums

Museum für Comic und Sprachkunst

Since 2015, small and large fans can visit Mickey, Donald and Co. in Schwarzenbach a. d. Saale. In Germany's first museum for comics and the art of language, a permanent exhibition presents the life and work of the German "mother" of the residents of Duckburg. Erika Fuchs (1906-2005), the translator and chief editor of the German Mickey Mouse magazine, lived in Schwarzenbach in Upper Franconia for around 50 years. The high point of the 600 m² exhibition is the walk-through Duckburg with the money bath in the money bin. The museum has a central location in Bahnhofstrasse. As the foremost building line, it follows the existing layout of the road. With its full-height, seamless façade projecting backwards, it stands out from the surroundin... More

Product • By GiraGira Esprit Linoleum-multiplex

Gira Esprit Linoleum-multiplex

Gira is expanding its appealing Esprit switch series with new materials. With the Gira Esprit linoleum-multiplex design line, the solution provider for modern building technology is offering equipment variants made of renewable raw materials for the first time. At Light+Building, linoleum surfaces will be shown which consist of natural raw materials which are even 80% renewable: linseed oil, tree resin, cork, wood flour, and powdered limestone. The linoleum is attached to a frame of multiplex boards. This frame is composed of thin veneer layers arranged crosswise, manufactured using wood from sustainably managed forests in Europe with FSC or PEFC certification. Gira Esprit linoleum-multiplex will be available in six different colour schemes... More

Project • By Jung HQHotels

Park Hyatt Sanya Hainan

At the southernmost end of the tropical island of Hainan – also known as China’s Hawaii – the Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort rests behind its private beaches of white sand at the heart of a breathtaking bay. Developed by Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy and his architecture firm Denniston, the resort’s six solitary and arched structures allow nature’s “chi” to flow freely between the ocean and mountains, while giving guests the best possible views of the captivating natural surroundings from any location. The buildings are linked by boardwalks, where skilfully staged paintings and sculptures create a soothing stroll through the works of art. The modern, elegant interior design in a nuanced Chinese style imparts a homelike a... More

Project • By Jung HQHotels

The Beautique Hotel Figueira

In the old town of Lisbon, at the "Praça da Figueira", is the 4-star Beautique Hotel Figuera. The lively entertainment district of the city, the Bairro Alto, is only a few minutes away. And the famous railway station Rossio is within walking distance. The name Figueira (fig tree in English) not only gives the hotel its name, but is much more the motif for the complete interior design. The design was the responsibility of the prize-winning studio Nini Andrade Silva. As a symbol for the beauty of nature, an artificial fig tree grows through the complete building over all eight floors. Branches, leaves and fruit wind from the entrance via the guest rooms to the spa area and the roof terrace. The trunk of the fig tree breaks through all floo... More