Energy Frames

As buildings account for up to 40 percent of our total energy consumption, the potential for reducing energy consumption and heat loss is vast. Furthermore, future building regulations will include strict requirements for our buildings' energy performance.   Energy Frames meet this demand.   Energy Frames is an award-winning system of dynamic shutter frames with energy-saving and indoor climate improving qualities:  Daylight control, solar shading, visual shading, (night)insulation, natural ventilation and noise reduction.   You can design Energy Frames to fit the architectural expression of an individual building as it comes with the choice of many different surfaces, colors and materials. Consequently, Energy Frames can be used on both new and existing buildings of any program, from office to residential.   We developed Energy Frames in collaboration with Rambøll, SBI and Inwido with support from EUDP, ELFORSK PSO and the Danish Market Development Fund.   As part of the development process, Copenhagen University Hospital installed 128 Energy Frames on a...

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Klelund Jagtslot

In collaboration with Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen Architects, we designed and produced the horizontal folding shutters for Klelund Jagtslot's conference room. The folding shutters' panels are made of tombac, a copper-zinc alloy, that were browned after machining. Behind the folding shutters sits a combined kitchen and coffee bar that can be hidden in plain sight when they are down. The folding shutters are motorized and controlled by the building's IHC system....

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Codan

In cooperation with Hvidt Architects, we developed a system of interior vertical pivoting shutters for control of the daylight and acoustics for the Codan's auditorium in their corporate headquarters .   The system consists of 41 electrically Pivoting shutters that ensure silent and efficient adjustment of the daylight and the acoustics. The pivoting shutters are made of ash wood, perforated on one side, and with rubber tongues along the edges, ensuring total blackout when the louvers are closed.   The system is an integral element in the architecture of the room and the building....

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NNE Head Office

We designed and produced the exterior vertical pivoting shutters for NNE's head office in Virum in collaboration with Over Byen Arkitekter.   The 15 motorized pivoting shutters provide solar and heat shading for the large windows of the reception area. The pivoting shutters measure 5.7 meters in height and have 55 centimeters wide slats. They are constructed as a sandwich structure with double frames of anodized aluminum enclosing zinc panels with a 33% perforation.   The drive system consists of electric motors and worm gears placed in the bottom rail and hidden in the facade cladding. The pivoting shutters are fully rotatable around their vertical axis and controlled via the building's BMS system.   Photo credit: Over Byen Arkitekter and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Aarhus Musikhus

We designed, produced and installed the interior horizontal sliding shutters for Aarhus Musikhus' concert hall.   The motorized sliding shutters are covered in fabric and used to adjust and control the concert hall’s acoustics....

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Vesterbro Ungdomsgård

We designed, produced and installed the interior horizontal pivoting shutters for Vesterbro Ungdomsgård.   The building houses many different activities, from ball games to chamber music concerts. Our design consequently had to meet strict indoor light and acoustics requirements.   The 75 silent motorized pivoting shutters are clad in maple veneer. Users of the building can operate the two different levels individually. We installed all the mechanical components below floor level to ensure a sleek and minimalist design....

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Sampension

We designed, developed and produced Sampension's interior water wall for 3XN.   The water wall improves the indoor climate in the building by cleaning the air and controlling the humidity. Furthermore, the sound of calm running water creates a relaxing audio ambiance.   Photo credit: 3XN, Arkitekternes Pensionskasseand and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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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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Royal Festival Hall

When Allies and Morrison led the restoration of London's Royal Festival Hall, we helped design and produce the acoustic doors in front of the central organ.   The acoustic doors consist of 8 6,5-meter tall, 500-kilo heavy motorized horizontal sliding shutters that allow for control of the concert hall's acoustics. Furthermore, the acoustic doors have three settings; the organ can be visible, partly covered or completely hidden....

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Mærsk Tårnet

We assisted C.F. Møller Architects with developing a range of different dynamic solar screening concepts for Mærsk Tårnet, a 17 story high-rise in the middle of Copenhagen.   Full-scale mockups of the different concepts were built, so the contractors, architects and engineering consultants could compare them to each other based on aesthetics, materials, functionality, outlook, transparency, environmental issues, energy, comfort, safety, durability, operational stability and cost.   The final concept, motorized exterior horizontal sliding shutters, was then developed into a fully functional mockup. The mockup was tested in the most advanced climate test center in Europe....

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Pakhus 13

When Tækker Group decided to restore Pakhus 13, one of only two remaining historical buildings in Aarhus Habour, they asked us to develop and produce a drive system for the external sliding shutters and motorized doors for the interior office space.   The drive system is based on concealed chains, and the motorized doors are pivot-hinged and piezo-electrically operated....

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Hearst Tower

Together with Foster + Partners we designed and developed a new ceiling panel system with acoustic damping qualities for Hearst Tower in New York.   The ceiling panel system is made of perforated extruded aluminum.   Photo credit: Foster + Partners and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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ISS global headquarters

Dissing+Weitlings design for ISS's global headquarters included a large, round conference room. The facade of the conference room is made of curved glass.   We developed the drive system for the 4-meter long electrically operated sliding glass door....

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Ice Cream Stall

Schønherr's design proposal for the modernization of Ribe's Cathedral Square included an ice cream stall.   The ice cream stall is equipped with two exterior motorized folding shutters. One side has a vertical folding shutter, the other a vertical folding shutter.   When in use, the two folding shutters serve as a solar shading solution. When not in use, they effectively close off the ice cream stall.   We designed, developed and produced the drive system for the two folding shutters....

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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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Metropol

When KANT arkitekter was tasked with designing the expansion and refurbishment of Metropol University College, they chose to clad a substantial part of the new building in perforated corten steel.   We assisted KANT arkitekter with developing the 108 vertical folding shutters that are placed over the windows in the building to provide dynamic solar shading.   The motorized folding shutters are made of the same type of corten steel and have the same perforations as the fixed part of the cladding. When the folding shutters are closed, they seamlessly integrate with the rest of the facade.   Photo credit: KANT arkitekter and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Experimentarium

CEBRA architects designed the extensive extension and refurbishment of Experimentarium, the Danish Science and Technology Center in Tuborg Harbour, north of Copenhagen.   The new design includes several box-shaped structures that have been placed on the original building to create a dynamic expression. The facade cladding is made of brushed and anodized aluminum with perforated organic patterns.   We developed a mix of 76 three- and four-wing vertical folding shutters for the project. The folding shutters are motorized and seamlessly integrated with the facade cladding....

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KMD Ballerup

We developed the exterior horizontal sliding shutters for KMD's corporate headquarters in Ballerup in close collaboration with KHR Architecture.   The solution consists of 228 motorized sliding shutters made of steel frames covered by anodized aluminum panels with a perforated gill pattern.   Photo credit: KHR Architecture and Art Andersen & Copenhagen....

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Villa in Klampenborg

We designed the exterior horizontal sliding shutters for a private villa in Klampenborg. The sliding shutters are motorized, and we developed a unique drive-station based on metal spirals to move the shutters. The frames are made from galvanized steel, and the louvers are made of wood....

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