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Now you see them, now you don't

Awnings retract flush into the facade behind matching fascias, allowing this new-build home in Geinberg, Austria to retain its clean lines

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A Markilux 3300 cassette awning at the property in Geinberg, Austria.
A Markilux 3300 cassette awning at the property in Geinberg, Austria.

This architect-designed home in the Ried im Innkreis district of Upper Austria is unashamedly modern, with a cubic form and light grey panelled facade.  

The owners were keen for the house to make a clear and distinctive design statement and expansive external solar protection was key to the brief. 

However, they did not want the shading system to be visible when not in use.

To resolve the issue, the architect specified the 3300 cassette awning from German manufacturer Markilux, which is specifically designed to disappear completely into the shell of a building.

With grey striped canopies in keeping with the look of the house, the awnings provide shade over the ground floor south and south-west facing windows.

  • The awnings disappear completely into an overhang on the facade.
    The awnings disappear completely into an overhang on the facade.
  • Outdoor dining on the south side of the property.
    Outdoor dining on the south side of the property.
  • The front profiles of the awnings match the facade - even down to the pointing.
    The front profiles of the awnings match the facade - even down to the pointing.
  • Double canopy on the south-west side of the house.
    Double canopy on the south-west side of the house.
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Profiles that match the facade

The cassette body, which houses the cover and mechanics, is integrated into overhanging sections on the facade.

These overhangs accommodate three separate folding-arm awnings, including several infrared heaters, and cover an area of almost 60 square metres.

The awnings can be controlled individually and, as they extend out a long way, they also provide good glare protection. 

To ensure the solar protection system completely merges with the facade when retracted, the front profiles of the awnings feature the same material that covers the facade - even the pointing has been imitated to match.

'We developed the Markilux 3300 in this special form years ago specifically to have the additional option of being able to integrate an awning discreetly into the outer shell of a building,' says Christiane Berning, Markilux head of marketing.

The model is often specified for distinctive modern and minimalist properties so there is little to distract from the clean lined architecture.

Markilux experts support architects with their sun protection projects through all phases - from determining client needs and local conditions, through planning to implementation and project completion.

For more information and technical support, visit markilux.com


Contact:
020 7288 6810
info@markilux.co.uk


 

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