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And it all started out so well! The window has always been an important architectural element, adding balance and elegance. The balcony, however was just treated as a decorative feature. Things started to go wrong when we tried to turn the balcony into a living area. Typically, it just ended up being used as a storage space which cut out the light and spoilt the facade. You only have to look upwards to see cluttered balconies (bikes, boxes, chairs..) to see that they are not an attractive nor an elegant idea.


The balcony had to be reinvented!


Imagine.... you are enjoying a meal and you want to take advantage of the great weather.


Just slide one panel, two panels,...


....and, by simply sliding all the panels, you go from inside to outside.


ADVANTAGES

Neither a bow-window, veranda nor terrace, LUMICENE is a circular balcony area, redefining the link between the inside and the outside.

kitchen

lounge

MORE THAN A WINDOW, LUMICENE IS A LIVING AREA

Unlike a standard balcony or terrace, LUMICENE is an inherent part of your living area. It extends the apartment by integrating it with the living area. The apartment becomes centralised around the LUMICENE which is not only an inside/outside interface but also links the kitchen, hall and living room. In this way, LUMICENE provides structure and flexibility to the whole living area.

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ADVANTAGES

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Revolutionary With LUMICENE, you are not simply inside or outside, but are able to switch between both, giving great flexibility depending on the light and weather conditions.

inside

halfway

outside


ADVANTAGES

Bioclimatic Based on «green» principles and sustainable development, LUMICENE is the only bioclimatic structure of its type on the market today. The different positions optimise the suns warmth and our comfort. noon

IN WINTER

noon

morning

evening

morning

evening

LUMICENE absorbs the suns energy all day, warming the room by the glass-house effect.

Warm in winter

Warm in winter

morning

morning

noon

IN SUMMER

noon

The panels are on the inside. The glass surfaces are then in the shade to stop over-heating.

In the shade in summer In the shade in summer

evening

evening

noon

evening

morning

shutters

PROTECTION FROM THE SUN

By using the optional external shutters the thermal comfort is further improved.

Optional protection from sun

By optimising the buildings’ thermal inertia and with dynamic ventilation, LUMICENE helps create a «low energy home».

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ADVANTAGES AVANTAGES

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Wind Protection A true bioclimatic design must manage the effect of the sun as well as that of the wind.

This is managed by by the sliding panels which provide protection from any direction.

Panoramic Panoramic vision, light and quality space. Three crucial qualities to interest potential buyers.

with balcony

with LUMICENE


ADVANTAGES

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Autofinancing When you are inside, LUMICENE Either way, LUMICENE provides more increases the useful interior area and useful space and is self-financing when you are outside, it increases the thanks to the extra saleable area. size of the balcony.

6m2

12m2

of balcony

of balcony

= 50 m2 saleable

+ 56 m2 saleable

Accessibility Stricter building regulations demand improved access and facilities for the disabled. With LUMICENE there are no gaps or steps. The increased light and access to the panoramic view can be fully appreciated.

The pictures below show comparisons between a LUMICENE and a standard balcony. The accessibility impact is immediately obvious.


ADVANTAGES

Practical User manuals are not required as the operation isintuitive. Open a lock at each end and the sliding panels can be freely positioned.

Easy to maintain Both inside and outside surfaces can easily be cleaned - in total security. Just slide the panels to access both surfaces.

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ADVANTAGES

Adaptable LUMICENE is a room in its own right (typically 12m2) and is usually used as a dining area.

The various LUMICENE diameters allow it to be used for other things such as larger rooms, pools, Jacuzzis or rest rooms in retirement homes.

9m2 model 3500

6 m2 model 3000

19,5m2 model 5000

11,5m2 model 4000

27m2 model 6000

Industrial LUMICENE is the result of succesful LUMICENE is built integrally by alliance between an innovative Sovedys and the Group provides a company and an industrial giant. full 10 year building warranty. The LUMICENE company and the St Gobain Group are linked through its subsidiary Sovedys by an exclusive licence.


ADVANTAGES

Privacy CURTAINS

LUMICENE is provided with curtain runners as standard. All types of curtains can be used for privacy and protection from the sun.

VERTICAL BLINDS

Vertical blinds are particularly well suited to LUMICENE as they provide privacy and also protection from the sun.

Available as on option. Wide choice of materials and colours.

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ADVANTAGES

Solar Protection MOTORISED CURVED BLINDS

Thanks to a built in storage space and a curved runner, the blind follows the LUMICENE shape. Single or volume orders accepted. Large choice of sizes and materials.

ACCORDION DESIGN

The panels slide on curved rails and fold up like an accordion. Wood or aluminium.

MOTORISED SHUTTERS

The shutters slide on curved rails and roll up inside two storage columns. The polyurethane-filled slats are available in RAL colours.

Additional information: www.lumicene.com

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To learn more about the revolution which will transform your way of living, please consult our website www.lumicene.com


EXAMPLES

Le Palais Raphaël Lattes - Port Ariane (34)

28 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Philippe Monestier

DEVELOPER

Ellul

www.lumicene.fr/palaisraphael.html

ø4m

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EXAMPLES

Ideal Tower Blankenberge - Belgium

20 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Restyling Groep

DEVELOPER

Ideal Tower NV

www.lumicene.fr/idealtower.html

ø3m

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EXAMPLES

L’Amirauté Le Mans (72)

18 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Alain Juillard

DEVELOPER

P2I

www.lumicene.fr/amiraute.html

ø3m

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EXAMPLES

Le Lemaniaz Evian (74)

12 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Gilles Dagnau

DEVELOPER

Baillet Immobilier

www.lumicene.fr/lemaniaz.html

ø4m

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EXAMPLES

Kérival Laval (53)

9 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Archigne

DEVELOPER

LHK

www.lumicene.fr/kerival.html

ø3m

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EXAMPLES

Villa Margaux Les Sables d’Olonne (85)

32 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Artha.

DEVELOPER

BATI NANTES

www.lumicene.fr/villamargaux.html

ø 3-4 M

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EXAMPLES

Résidence François Laurent Plein Gent (Belgium)

4 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Luc Vertongen

DEVELOPER

ABS Bouwteam

www.lumicene.fr/laurentplein.html

ø4m

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EXAMPLES

Les Glycines Lille (59)

2 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Philippe Stekelerom

DEVELOPER

Debbé

www.lumicene.fr/glycines.html

ø4m

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EXAMPLES

Les Jardins d’Héloïse Issy-Les-Moulineaux (92)

3 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Hormozi

DEVELOPER

Annie Promotion

www.lumicene.fr/jardinsheloise.html

ø3M

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EXAMPLES

Avant-Seine Mantes-La-Jolie (78)

20 Lumicene ARCHITECT

Atrium Studio

DEVELOPER

Hermitage

www.lumicene.fr/avantseine.html

ø3M

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TECHNICAL NOTES

Technical Notes

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TECHNICAL NOTES

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Design and Materials recessed lighting plaster board ceiling

curved, laminated glass

top curved rail PVC/ALU

aluminium thermal break profile recessed inside rail

assembled on concrete base

concrete floor

external drain rail

Lumicene : AN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT

LUMICENE has curved glass panels running on two circular, concentric rails, top and bottom - all independent of each other. The external rail also acts as a sill. The inside rail is completely recessed into the floor finish and the concrete base. The top rail is simply a guide - it does not support the weight of the panels which slide on the bottom rail. It does,however, support the false ceiling which is necessary for both aesthetic and constructional reasons.

All the aluminium profiles have been specifically engineered for LUMICENE. The circular top rail is manufactured using numeric process control, ensuring millimeter precision - an essential property for a smooth sliding action. A patented thermal barrier has been developed for the curved profile. The St Gobain signature guarantees the high performance glass. This is 16mm, laminated, low emission, argon filled as standard.


TECHNICAL NOTES

Dimensions

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TECHNICAL NOTES

Sectional View

Curved BA 13 plaster board Top curved rail in PVC/ ALU (patented)

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TECHNICAL NOTES

Seals

LATERAL SEALS

The seal between the panels and the pillar extremity is provided by a triple barrier consisting of automotive type, deformable seals. The result is a very high quality air and water seal.

At the top and bottom of the panels, a block is linked to the locks, ensuring a perfect seal. (Exclusive to LUMICENE)

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TECHNICAL NOTES

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Characteristics

ø 3000

ø 3500

ø 4000

ø 5000

ø 6000

Height 2250 mm or 2500 mm

Standard

on request

Standard

Standard

Standard

Floor Area

6m2

8,75 m2

11,5 m2

19,5 m2

27 m2

Glass Area

8,2 m2

10,3 m2

11,3 m2

14,3 m2

17,5 m2

Number of Panels

4

4

5

6

7

Weight (6/16/6)

432 kg

542 kg

575 kg

753 kg

921 kg

Weight (44-2/166)

474 kg

not available

680 kg

861 kg

1054 kg

Characteristics of the 6/16/6 Eko Plus Glass U

1,5 W/(m2.K)

g iso 9050 M1

0,64 W(m2.K)

Kn

1,8 W(m2.K)

Glass Sound Reduction Index 44 2/16/6 RW

LUMICENE has been successfully tested against strict European Standards. The approvals are available on the www.lumicene.com web site.

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INSTALLATION

Installation Method 1 : Prefabricated concrete beam

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INSTALLATION

Prefabricated concrete beam

All the configurations below use the same method : a prefabricated concrete beam. The following pages describe the advantages.

Flush with the building to meet regulations or protruding to improve the view.

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INSTALLATION

Cross-section

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INSTALLATION

Prefabricated concrete beam

1

For ceiling heights of 250cm, the 225cm height LUMICENE is used. This choice is mainly aesthetic as the LUMICENE area is then clearly defined independently.

2

Using the 225cm height LUMICENE allows a lintel to be used which is normally necessary for structural reasons. A gap of 10cm is usually left between the underside of the lintel and the LUMICENE, to allow for a false ceiling and constructional tolerances.

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The top rail is never fixed directly to the building structure. The use of a prefabricated, curved beam is strongly recommended as this guarantees a quality assembly and allows for any building imprecision.

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Using a false ceiling complies with fire regulations concerning transmission between floors.

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LUMICENE requires a concrete floor. The bottom rail is mounted on the rough concrete base. The rails are fitted using adjustable screw-jacks providing millimetre-height precision. Once the floor finish has been added, the rail is perfectly flush with the floor.

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LUMICENE is an internal space. Inter-level insulation is therefore not necessary. The false ceiling only requires insulation if on the top floor. Prefabricated beams with a thermal bridge are available on request.

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A range of standard safety rails have been designed for LUMICENE.

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The inside is finished with a curved plaster-board panel which fits into a slot in the top rail.

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OUTSIDE TOP RAIL The outside top rail assembly is manufactured from solid PVC and curved aluminium,using numeric control techniques. A curtain rail is incorporated. The mounting method provides full three dimensional adjustments.

OUTSIDE LOWER RAIL The bottom outside rail is of a conventional design. It serves as a drain and also compensates for concrete thickness. It has integrated adjustable screw-jacks and an external sealing strip.


INSTALLATION INSIDE TOP RAIL The top inside rail is of the same design as the top outside rail. It is fixed by an adjustable suspension system and has a slot for the curved plaster board panel.

INSIDE LOWER RAIL The bottom rail has been designed to be integrated into the finished floor. It is mounted on an adjustable height plate incorporating a silent block to provide an acoustic bridge when the concrete floor is laid.

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Standard beam with or without overhang


INSTALLATION MISE EN ŒUVRE

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INSTALLATION

Installation Method 2: Between two concrete floors

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INSTALLATION

Between two concrete floors

This method does not use a prefabricated beam but is simply installed between floors, either using a balcony extension or within the building volume.

Flush with the building to meet regulations or protruding to improve the view.

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INSTALLATION

Cross-section

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INSTALLATION

Between two concrete floors

1

For ceiling heights of 250cm, the 225cm height LUMICENE is used.This choice is mainly aesthetic as the LUMICENE area is then clearly defined independently.

2

Using the 225cm height LUMICENE allows a lintel to be used which is normally necessary for structural reasons. A gap of 10cm is usually left between the underside of the lintel and the LUMICENE, to allow for a false ceiling and constructional tolerances.

3

The false ceiling space can be used to align the terrace with the floor on the last level to allow access by the disabled.

4

The LUMICENE can be positioned to best complement the interior design.

5

LUMICENE requires a concrete floor. The bottom rail is mounted on the rough concrete base. The rails are fitted using adjustable screw-jacks providing millimetre-height precision. Once the floor finish has been added, the rail is perfectly flush with the floor.

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LUMICENE is an internal space. Inter-level insulation is therefore not necessary. The false ceiling only requires insulation if on the top floor

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The inside is finished with a curved plaster-board panel which fits into a slot in the top rail.

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On www.lumicene.com Download LUMICENE leaflet in 3D in .dwg format standards approval report complete assembly instructions LUMICENE price list LUMICENE photos


TABLE DES MATIÈRES

ADVANTAGES��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 7 Revolutionary��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 8 Bioclimatic������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 9 Panoramic������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 10 Wind protection���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 10 Self-financing & Accessibility������������������������������������������������������������ p 11 Practical and Easy to Maintain���������������������������������������������������������� p 12 Adaptable & Industrial����������������������������������������������������������������������� p 13 Privacy����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 14 Solar protection���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 15 EXAMPLES����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 17 Le Palais Raphaël������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 18 Ideal Tower����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 19 L’Amirauté������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 20 Le Lemaniaz��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 21 Kérival������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 22 Villa Margaux������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 23 Le Laurent Plein��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 24 Les Glycines��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 25 Les Jardins d’Héloïse�������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 26 Avant-Seine��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 27 TECNICAL NOTES������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 28 Structure & Materials������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 29 Dimensions���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 30 Sectional view������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 31 Seals�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 32 Characteristics���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� p 33 INSTALLATION������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ p 34 Prefabricated concrete beam��������������������������������������������������������p 35-41 Between two floors������������������������������������������������������������������������p 42-45

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LUMICENE is also used in houses

Review many examples on our website www.lumicene.com


21c rue des Lices F-53000 LAVAL T +33 (0)2 43 56 60 60 F +33 (0)2 43 49 07 89

contact@lumicene.com

www.lumicene.com

2008 - Crédits Photos : Studio Arka . Design:

Laurent Salvaire Inventeur. Brevets français et européens. Marque Déposée. Droits d’exploitation exclusifs Sovedys/St Gobain Glass

the balcony had to be reinvented!

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