Individuality and sustainability characterise a successful residential project in equal measure. This also includes the responsible use of space and building resources, is our conclusion after selecting the projects for this AIT issue on the subject of housing. An experimental new building closes a neighbouring gap, a space-saving semi-detached house fits onto the plot in Baldham and the villa in the Black Forest – like the scholarship holders’ residence in Castasegna – takes up the area of the previous building. Particularly individual and atmospheric solutions are offered by existing rooms and buildings after conversion and renovation, such as the maisonette in Olot, the student fraternity house in Munich, the old apartment in Madrid, the weekend house near Prague or the stone house ensemble in Mosogno in Ticino. In keeping with the theme of living, we present the trends and new products of the Cologne furniture fair imm cologne and the Heimtextil and Domotex trade fairs. Enjoy reading!
XIA 2.2020 Air – Steel and glass buildings
The latest issue of XIA by AIT is airy. Not only because we tidied up a bit graphically as part of our redesign at the beginning of the year – we have made “air” the theme of this issue, because the four basic elements fire, water, air and earth are to determine the contents of XIA by AIT in the future. Steel and glass therefore dominate our selected building construction projects, such as the office building in Nice with workplaces in the fresh air, the glass market hall in Puyang or the hotel in Montpellier with a perforated metal facade. In our practical section we show application examples and the latest product developments in the field of façades and building services engineering.