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Conversion with consideration and respect

To preserve the character of a barn in Kressbronn once used for farming and treat the architectural heritage of the location with due consideration and respect, Steimle Architects from Stuttgart made as few, gentle changes to the building as possible, and only after careful thought. Great care was taken to reuse the delicate construction of the far-overhanging roof and barn floor level and adjust them for future use.

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Energy-positive houses - This is what CO2 reduction of the future looks like

The Powerhouse concept is to take a new approach to planning, construction, power supply and deconstruction with energy-positive buildings. The focus is on the efficient use and distribution of energy. This means that energy positive houses produce more renewable energy than is consumed by their construction and existence.

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BAU 2021 Key themes: Challenge Climate Change

Sustainability is often measured by energy performance indicators and certificates. But how much are they worth?

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BAU 2021 Key themes: Digital Transformation

Consistent digital processes from the design of a building to its implementation are already on everyone's lips today, but when you look at the reality it's still a dream of the future. Their development, however, is eagerly pursued.

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Pièce de Résistance

Alexander Brenner is very critical of building products. He is concerned about much that is happening today as part of the industrialization of building. He fears a further loss of quality, durability and sustainability.

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