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Posts tagged as 'Staron'

‘What use is the biggest and most attractive hotel suite to me’, states architect Ursula Fuss, ‘if I'm unable to use the bathroom because I can't get into it with my wheelchair, or the shower is constructed in such a way that I can't access it’

‘What use is the biggest and most attractive hotel suite to me’, states architect Ursula Fuss, ‘if I’m unable to use the bathroom because I can’t get into it with my wheelchair, or the shower is constructed in such a way that I can’t access it’

People with physical disabilities are dependent on buildings being designed in such a way that they provide disabled access. This principle has for the most part been applied in public facilities, even though there is still ground to make up in this respect. In hotels, on the other hand, the picture looks very different, and architect Ursula Fuss from Frankfurt, Germany, is therefore all the more pleased that Samsung Chemical Europe recently entrusted her with the challenge of designing a hotel bathroom with disabled access. (by Anna-Maria Wiede)

 

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A white STARON® facade module (left) in combination with the insulating material FOAMGLAS® and LED backlighting at BAU 2015. In practice the modules can be mounted simply and in a single operation

A white STARON® facade module (left) in combination with the insulating material FOAMGLAS® and LED backlighting at BAU 2015. In practice the modules can be mounted simply and in a single operation

Ever since the mid-nineties, flowing and organic forms that shape facade and roof design have been a prominent trend in contemporary architecture, with figures such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Cook as prominent practitioners of this formal architectural idiom. Whereas in the past the implementation of special facade solutions required architects to cooperate with a whole series of different specialists and partner companies, the design and construction of 3D facades has now been vastly simplified by an innovation developed by Samsung Chemical Europe GmbH. (by Dr. Sascha Peters)

 

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Wed 4.2.

STARON® Hotel Room Doors for the Smart Hotel of the Future

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

The smartphone opens and closes the hotel door by transmitting a digital key code

Just as over the past decade online booking systems have simplified the search for the right accommodation for the next holiday or an upcoming business trip, new communication technology combined with innovative materials will in future extend and improve the quality of hotel facilities. (by Dr. Sascha Peters)

 

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Rows of spikes contrasted with the curvaceous surface of the hedgehog sofa, demonstrating the kinds of complex shapes that can be produced using STARON®

Rows of spikes contrasted with the curvaceous surface of the hedgehog sofa, demonstrating the kinds of complex shapes that can be produced using STARON®

A killer whale, an owl and an armadillo were among the creatures that inspired a collection of furniture and products presented by Samsung SDI Chemical at the recent London Design Festival to demonstrate the versatility of its STARON® solid-surface material. Architonic went along to discuss the new species of products enabled by these innovative surfaces. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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