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Roman Schieber

Roman Schieber

Roman joined Knippers Helbig in 2007; since 2016 he is member of the board of directors.

Roman Joined Knippers Helbig In 2007; Since 2016 He Is Member Of The Board Of Directors. As Both An Architect And Certified Facades Engineer, Roman Leads The Knippers Helbig Facades Team In New York City And Stuttgart. His Association To Structural Engineering, Environmental Design And Deep Knowledge Of The Latest Fabrication Techniques Allow Him To Transfer Structural Efficiency And Thermal Performance Into Façade Design. The Center Aspiration Of This Work Is To Create A Balanced Link Between Architectural Motivated And Performance-Driven Design.

At The Beginning Of The Century Roman Worked On A Number Of Outstanding And Internationally Published Projects In Asia, Such As The Massimiliano Fuksas – Designed ~1mile Long Free Formed Terminal Of The Bao’an International Airport In Shenzhen Or The 0.7 Mile Long Main Axis For The World Expo 2010 In Shanghai. In The Second Decade Of This Century Projects In The United States Came To The Fore. Roman Portfolio Include Projects Like The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures In Los Angeles – Designed By Renzo Piano Building Workshop; The Museum Of Fine Arts In Houston – Designed By Steven Holl Architects, Or Harvard University’s Science And Engineering Complex In Boston – Designed By Behnisch Architects.

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Leading the knippershelbig Facades team in Stuttgart and New York allows Roman the opportunity to work on unique, challenging projects all over the world. One such project was the addition of the Kinder Building to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, Texas, USA. An unconventional design by Steven Holl Architects allows the museum’s art to be viewed under natural light. Daylight’s changing dynamic adds variance of color and brightness to the exhibits versus traditional, artificial lighting.
With an ingenious façade made up of 1,150 laminated, translucent glass tubes using four translucent Vanceva® Arctic Snow PVB interlayers for the outermost exterior walls and an opaque weather wall with large punched windows behind the glass tubes, the project team was able to control the natural light coming into the interior space while protecting the art from damaging UV rays. At night, these same glass tubes glow with a soft artificial light, creating a luminous streetscape. 

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