A new sense of naturalness in urban space
Undreamt-of freedom achieved via a silent disappearance – although this might sound a bit like magic, it is possible thanks to the sophisticated technical know-how of HIRT moving architecture®. With HIRT kinetics®, you will experience a new feeling of openness and space.
Life is dynamic – why shouldn’t architecture be the same?
HIRT moving architecture® continuously looks at architecture from different perspectives and thus finds new approaches to further improve the tried and tested. Why are so many things static when our life is constantly in motion? Water flows, time elapses, and clouds pass by. What really happens when the familiar suddenly becomes flexible? The answer is: New horizons open up and touch people’s hearts!
When the Basel villa’s sliding glass panels are lowered, the indoor pool transforms into an outdoor one in the blink of an eye. This change is all the more spectacular because the retractable fronts disappear seamlessly into the ground: No barrier remains to mar the view of the beautiful natural garden. The inside becomes the outside. Here, the grass rustles in the wind, reminding the listener of the sound of beach grass in the dunes. In moments like these, the day-to-day life in Switzerland is very far away, while a holiday feeling with its perfect tranquillity seems suddenly within reach. To bring a piece of nature back into urban spaces is a delight for the soul.
With HIRT kinetics® retractable fronts, it is possible to form both straight surfaces as well as corners. This effect, called “structural glazing”, emphasises cubic designs in particular and allows rooms to open up in two directions at once. In addition, the sliding glass panels are almost frameless and extend all the way from floor to ceiling. Such optical tricks underline the sense of perfection and reinforce a feeling of vast and boundless space.
The possibilities created by HIRT moving architecture® are always surprising and nearly endless. Incidentally, the proven HIRT technology can do more than lower windows – doors and even entire walls can be made to vanish just as easily.