AIT Architecture Interior Design Technical Solutions
Published since 1890, the AIT magazine is known as a brand in the international architecture scene, and as a specialist medium it has received several awards. Ten bilingual issues (German / English) are published every year, each focusing on a particular type of building project.
xia Intelligente Architektur
High-quality technology applied in sophisticated architecture: xia is the interdisciplinary trade journal for innovative building. In addition to the special form of architectural consideration, the focus is on integral planning, life cycle considerations, and solar, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture.
Founded 125 years ago, Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch (VAK) is one of Germany’s most renowned publishing houses specialising in architecture. In addition to its flagship, the AIT interior design magazine, VAK has also been publishing a building construction magazine since the 1990s: xia Intelligente Architektur.
AIT-Dialog is the brand of GKT, which – like Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH (VAK) – belongs to the Weinbrenner publishing group, a company now in its fourth generation. The aim is to establish contacts and intensive relationships between partners from the industry and architects/interior designers as well as decision-makers in the contract segment. AIT-Dialog conceives and organises architectural congresses and symposia, competitions, workshops and explorations, editorial events, roadshows, focus groups, and exhibitions worldwide. In addition, the corporate publishing division currently issues four architecture magazines in various languages and produces numerous architecture books and publications.
Since 2009, AIT-Dialog has been operating galleries in Hamburg, Cologne, and Munich – the AIT ArchitekturSalons, which deal with issues of building culture and design ranging from urban planning, architecture, and interior design to construction-related product design. In order to pass on the passion for architecture in a vivid way, a diverse mixture of different aspects of the building sector is presented in changing exhibitions: numerous themed and group exhibitions as well as extensive work shows by established, international architecture firms and presentations by the young generation that will determine the building sector in the future.
Artemide: Design, Craftsmanship and Technology
Today, the light of Artemide goes beyond pure lighting. It is intelligent and interactive to an ever greater extent and thus enables ever more flexible and needs-based use. The company offers digital instruments and services that can be integrated into numerous products and systems of the collection to create the perfect lighting solution from an innovative interpretation of interaction and service.
The Design & Architectural collections include a wide range of high-quality luminaires and comprehensive lighting solutions, with the development of individual special solutions being a self-evident part of Artemide’s services. The high standard of innovation, quality and design makes Artemide an indispensable specialist for technical and decorative indoor and outdoor lighting.
Intelligent light: Li-Fi (left) can be integrated into numerous Artemide products. Neri&Hu designed Yanzi S (centre), BIG developed the Alphabet of Light (right).
Further information: artemide.de
dormakaba: Security and Access Solutions
Dorma and Kaba – two strong brands joined forces in 2015 and merged to form the dormakaba Group.
The dormakaba Group is a specialist for products, solutions and services from a single source in the areas of security and access to buildings. The company is one of the leading suppliers in the fields of door technology, glass fittings, security and access solutions as well as time and data management. The extensive portfolio includes door closers and fittings, swing door operators, automatic, revolving and security doors, security technology, escape route security, glass fittings technology, interior door fittings, sliding door solutions, mechanical locking cylinders, digital and mechatronic locking technology, hotel locking systems, safe locks, security and access management systems as well as time and data systems.
With over 150 years of experience and millions of installed products and solutions worldwide, dormakaba is a reliable partner with a comprehensive portfolio related to doors.
The listed dormakaba Group is one of the top 3 suppliers in the global market for access and security solutions. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners in over 130 countries, dormakaba is active worldwide. The group is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of more than 2.5 billion Swiss francs.
Modern and reliable access and security solutions from dormakaba can be found in buildings around the globe – such as in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
Further information: dormakaba.com
GIRA Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG: Building Technology – integrated and intelligent
Innovation, transparency and communication represent the corporate philosophy of Gira. The company established in 1905 ranks among the premium manufacturers in the electro-technical industry, and as a provider of electric installation systems the company has acquired renown for its quality: Modern building systems technology by Gira stands for intelligent, future-oriented technology and flexible solutions . At its production facility in Radevormwald, over 1000 employees manufacture switches and sockets but also system components for intelligent building technology. The Gira product range furthermore includes alarm and door communication systems and LED applications. On the Gira design platforms, new technologies grow together with electrical installations and become integral parts of the Gira world of switches. Gira stands for great innovative strength and product quality, but first of all for multiple award-winning design.
Gira offers user-friendly devices for convenient control of lighting, heating and blinds as well as door communication, multimedia and security systems.