Archive for September 8th, 2009

September 8, 2009

Invention: curtain made of concrete

concrete textile - a heavy curtain

concrete textile - a heavy curtain

Thomas Mennel and Reinhard Muxel from memux, Vienna have come up with a heavy idea – why not design a concrete curtain. textile made of concrete – a great idea! If you were wondering what is the use of such an invention, this is what the designers had to say: “In acoustic terms this curtain also holds a surprise because it produces scraping noises when rustling in the wind, noises that one has probably never heard before. The concrete curtain can serve many different purposes and has excellent sound-absorbing and heat-absorbing and storing qualities. In outdoor installations, it can thus serve as an effective sun or windscreen, a privacy screen or facade element, while indoors it may serve as a room partition.”
So, as the wind blows, the concrete plays music for our ears. Produced by Oberhauser & Schedler

September 8, 2009

A revolution in window design and technology

 

Immagine a window without frame and still to be able to open it, tilt it and slide it. These are Josko windows, a true revolution in windows. The windows are available in heights from floor to floor and suitable for low-energy and passive houses. The range also includes a screwless windowsill and integrated ventilation of the glass panels as well as integrated drainage. see more at josko