Leaving everyday life behind: A beach house in the mountains
A holiday by the sea promises an easy life in the sunny warmth of the outdoors. And even though Switzerland is technically a landlocked country, the architects of Definti Brunner Architekten succeeded in conveying this special attitude towards life into the Swiss mountains: In Uitikon, high above Lake Zurich, the result is an open villa with a beach house feeling which, thanks to HIRT kinetics retractable fronts, merges inside and outside in an inimitable way.
HIRT moving architecture adds movement into your life
HIRT designers question classical architectural concepts: Why are buildings static while life is dynamic and full of change? Their answer is as simple as it is ingenious. With HIRT moving architecture, they put buildings in motion. Massive architectural elements disappear as if by magic. Windows, fences, and even entire walls are given a completely new twist.
HIRT kinetics retractable fronts do not have the same classic suspension as normal windows or doors. Instead, they stand on a finely balanced supporting structure that is raised and lowered by a quiet motor. Pneumatic seals ensure optimal thermal insulation for the large panorama panes. Nothing is left to be desired with regards to safety, either: Triple glazing, bullet resistance, and nano-sealing are only a few examples of what is possible.