Bathrooms for Young and Old

© Geberit
© Geberit

Whether it is for singles, families, or seniors – the modern bathroom should meet everyone’s needs. It should be a stylish oasis of wellbeing, a childproof experimental space, and a safe haven all in one. In addition, we want to adapt it to our various needs. Trend researchers say that, in the future, variable floor plans and modern installation systems could enhance the bathroom’s versatility so much that it will be more easily adaptable to the lives of its users – provided, of course, that there are opportunities and adequate space for renovation.

Sanitary facilities for 7,000 refugees at Tempelhof Airport

© Geberit
© Geberit

The emergency accommodation at Tempelhof Airport provides space for up to 7,000 people – spread over six hangars with around 28,000 square metres of floor space plus another 110,000 square metres outdoors. Eventually, there is to be one “hotel box” containing a toilet and shower for every 15 residents. Sanitary technology expert Geberit has supplied the sanitary facilities for the emergency accommodation in Berlin.

International Design Symposium in Cologne:
Grow | Degrow. Design between Excess and Calculus

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On May 20, 2016, KISD – Köln International School of Design will host the interdisciplinary symposium “Grow | Degrow. Design between Excess and Calculus”. Scientists and designers will discuss the meaning of sustainability and post-growth economy from various perspectives and will elaborate on experimental design positions and speculative projects on how to deal with finite resources.

Reflectacoustic by Création Baumann:
Using metal to control heat, light and acoustics

© Création Baumann
© Création Baumann

The office of the future must allow for optimal control of heat, light and acoustics. The demands are for energy efficiency as well as user comfort. Especially open plan offices make exacting demands for glare and sun protection, privacy as well as efficient temperature control. Expanses with reverberant surfaces, such as concrete wall and large glass frontages, require also solutions for the reduction of the stress factor noise.