Residential building

From Bauhaus to solar house

Project detail

Object type

Residential building

Window system

S 8000 IQ system with STV® and IKD®




Oberkotzau / Germany

Year of Construction



fickenscher architektur + / Hof

Window fabricator

KEIL Fenster + Türen / Weischlitz

This residence in Oberkotzau is the first building in High Franconia to be built according to the solar house standard. The building architecture follows the principle "form follows energy" and is in perfect harmony with the solar energy concept. A 70° slanted roof with 70 m2 of solar panels faces south to capture the greatest amount of low winter sun and convert it into heat.

All the windows in the building are designed as French doors without balustrades and feature dry bonding of the window sashes and triple glazing. The main sash chamber is also filled with a special heat insulating material to exceed the specifications of the KfW-55 standard.

Used products and innovations from GEALAN

S 8000

The development objective for this system with rebate gaskets and an installation depth of 74 mm was to create a cost-effective profile with optimum use of materials, for easier and more efficient fabrication by window manufacturers.
Read more about S 8000

Innovations GEALAN-acrylcolor®

A one-of-a-kind surface
Read more about Innovations GEALAN-acrylcolor®
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