Architect’s Villa Zehnpfennighof

About the object

Villas of various ages, listed buildings, quiet residential area with the best neighbourhood, an exclusive location, rural with access to the city of Cologne – what more could you want? The area is known for its modern and yet traditional – historic structure and building fabric. When converting or extending a building, one is therefore interested in adapting the design to the surroundings or to fit in optically, but in no case to disturb the appearance.


Corneille Uedingslohmann







Modern architect’s villa in Cologne

Especially in modern architecture, flush façades play a major role. Large window areas and high aesthetic demands make it necessary to break new ground. In this specific project example, the Baier GmbH team used the Premium 70 system for the first time – and immediately with great success. The large window areas, embedded in a rendered façade, are completely concealed by the folding sliding shutters when closed. The frames are fitted with vertical wooden slats which, when closed, create a uniform façade appearance thanks to the narrow joints.

Hinges, carriages, guide rails etc. are concealed behind the infill panel. Thanks to a clever choice of colours with black coated frames as well as hardware and drive parts, these are almost invisible in the shadow gaps.

Aesthetics and functional design

The front edge of the wooden slats is the same as the front edge of the upper plaster level. This is possible because the hardware and drive technology is offset to the rear of the infill. This allows the necessary technology to be concealed by the façade. Here, too, the clever choice of colour allows the top tracks and motors to fade into the background. In spite of all the aesthetics, importance is naturally also attached to functional design. As is customary at Baier, the wooden slats are screwed onto special aluminium profiles and are thus ventilated from behind. This constructive wood protection increases the longevity.

Hölzerner Sicht- und Sonnenschutz "Faltschiebeläden"

Functional sliding shutter drive

As with the Premium 60 and Premium 61 folding-sliding shutter systems, each carriage of the Premium 70 is controlled by its own motor. This means that the system can not only be reliably opened and closed at the touch of a button, but also remains stable in intermediate positions. The system is held securely in both the open and closed position by special hardware components that are concealed in the frames and by the special engagement and disengagement technology. The individual leaves virtually stabilise each other to form a complete system.

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