St. Mary Axe 30 – The Gherkin

We designed the interior horizontal sliding shutters for the restaurant atop St. Mary Axe 30 (also known as The Gherkin) in close collaboration with the architects Foster + Partners.   The manually operated sliding shutters are covered with textile and curves along the lines of the gherkin-shaped building. The system is built on 12 trapeze-shaped panels mounted on aluminum rails and placed on the interior of the façade.   The sliding shutters effectively control the daylight intake in the restaurant, and the guests can enjoy the stunning view even when they are in use. When the sliding shutters are not used, they can be removed entirely and parked in a designated storage area....

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Sejlhuset

We developed and produced the manually operated exterior horizontal sliding shutters for Sejlhuset, an apartment building in Copenhagen's Ørestad designed by Vandkunsten architects.   The sliding shutters are covered with a translucent synthetic textile and equipped with an innovative self-tensioning system that enables them to resist the high wind loads on the tall building....

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Allies and Morrison studios

When Allies and Morrison designed and build their studio in London, we helped design and develop the interior vertical pivoting shutters.   The manually operated pivoting shutters are an essential element of the building's aesthetic and make it possible to control daylight intake to provide a soft and pleasant light inside the offices.   The pivoting shutters are made of aluminum and because they are painted in different colors on each side, they change the color tones of the offices when they are in use. Furthermore, when the pivoting shutters are closed, they prevent blinding from the neighboring buildings.   Allies and Morrison have received numerous prestigious design awards for the design of their building, including the RIBA Award Building of the Year 2004 and The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust Building of the Year Award Special Award for Offices 2004.   Photo credit: Allies and Morrison and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Arkitekternes Hus

We developed the interior vertical pivoting shutters for Arkitekternes Hus in collaboration with 3XN Architects.   The users operate the wood-covered pivoting shutters manually. Not only do the pivoting shutters provide solar shading, but they also play a distinct part in the overall architectural expression of the building.   Photo credit: 3XN Architects and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Designmuseum Danmark

We developed the solar shading solution for Design Museum Denmark's design lab in collaboration with Bornebusch Architects.   The solar shading solution consists of 10 motorized and 4 manually operated exterior vertical pivoting shutters. The shutter frames are made of galvanized steel, and the louvers are made of teak wood.   Photo credit: Bornebusch Tegnestue a/s and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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