The atrium as an extension of the garden: When walls are removed
Creating a wonderfully airy space that delights its residence year-round – this feat was accomplished by the architectural firm Grego. In summer, the retractable fronts, which open on both sides, ensure a Mediterranean veranda feeling while perfectly connecting the atrium and garden.
HIRT moving architecture® brings surprising motion into your home
To do this, the designers at HIRT question the tried and trusted and in doing so, revolutionise the way we build by changing the basic rules for once static elements such as windows, fences, and even entire walls. When a solid architectural element is meant to disappear as if by magic at the touch of a button, HIRT kinetics® retractable fronts bring their very own dynamic into play: They stand on a supporting structure which is perfectly balanced by counterweights. Raising and lowering them requires only a small motor in the utility room. The windows’ speed is chosen precisely to create an incomparable impression: They seem to lower as if weightless – but of course, only in good weather. When it is cold, rainy, or windy, the large panoramic fronts stay closed, offering a view of the outside. Since HIRT kinetics® makes use of sophisticated pneumatic seals, draughts don’t stand a chance. The retractable fronts achieve the best thermal insulation. Builders can also specify additional features: triple glazing, bullet-proofing, or nano-sealing? There are many possibilities. Simply talk to the HIRT planners about it.
HIRT moving architecture® values perfection. The retractable fronts disappear seamlessly into the ground. This way, no barrier disturbs the impeccable appearance. The necessary end profiles on the wall and ceiling also fit perfectly into the ensemble and are all but invisible.
Find out more about the many possible applications of HIRT kinetics® retractable fronts and let yourself be inspired by the magic of HIRT moving architecture®!