GLARE AND HEAT PROTECTION

It’s impossible to imagine modern architecture without spacious glass surfaces. While they allow a large amount of light and sunshine into the building, they also reduce its energy-efficiency. Création Baumann designed the METAL BASE, SHADOW, SILVER and STEEL collections to create the optimum solution for blinds and glare & sun protection. These fabrics also reduce heat radiation—and contribute to improving the indoor climate.

The new GLARE&HEAT Collection which encompasses 140 fabrics, Création Baumann is seen as the comprehensive problem solver for optimal sun, glare and privacy protection.

The specially tested, metallised textiles generate ideal light and energy transmission.
Simultaneously the highly functional fabrics reduce heat ingress; contributing and boosting the ambience and comfort in a room.

  • metallised functional textiles with aluminium, steel, brass and copper
  • reducing heat ingress due to the high reflection of the sun’s rays
  • soft and diffused light which is free from glare due to the high reflection of the sun’s rays
  • flame-retardant
  • in width of 300 cm available

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Artistic textile facades

OBJECT: Collège et Centre Communal, Belmont, Switzerland
CONCEPT: 2b architectes, Lausanne | Acoustics engineer: Bernard Braune, Binz | Facade engineer: BCS, Neuchâtel
PRODUCT: Shadow III
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CRYSTAL CLEAR VALUES

OBJECT: Gamesa Electric office building, Sarriguren, Spain
CONCEPT: Secrisa, Valladolid
PRODUCT: Steel Base
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3 questions for...

3 QUESTIONS FOR RIKIYA YAMAMOTO, ARCHITECT OF THE SHIBAURA HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING IN TOKYO

Your Shibaura House is a very bold statement for light. What was your motivation for such a high level of transparency?
We wanted Shibaura House to be a place used as a platform to foster interaction, not only between the office workers but also with regards to its community. The people inside are connected to the world outside. While they work, they also perceive what is going on around them. It was important to use as much glass as possible and to create levels making the building light, open, and connected with its environment.

Nevertheless, architecture cannot leave light and heat to chance. Where do textiles come into this equation?
When you create open spaces you have several possibilities – depending on how people use these particular rooms. You can use textiles to change a room’s character in a personal way, much like changing your clothes. Just as you tilt a window to let in a light breeze, you can use a curtain to easily create simple visual protection, direct light and heat without interrupting the visual connection, or black out the room entirely.

How did Création Baumann’s products win you over?
For Shibaura House we chose steelmetallised curtains. Owing to the fact that Shibaura House is mainly used as an office building, we had to regulate light and heat. We tried out a few different materials. Création Baumann pointed out to us that steel metallised fabric creates a transparent look without notable cutbacks in performance. And because it was so important for the building to present itself in a light and open way on the outside, the curtains are a central feature of our architecture.

Rikiya Yamamoto/Sejima and Associates, SANAA partner www.sanaa.co.jp

Gazette on the theme of Glare&Heat