Roofs & Façades | Building envelope
Clay roof tiles provide the visual impact of a timeless modern roof or façade together with the distinctive character of natural clay. The appeal of this…
In Moscow, the architectural bureau Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners created an artistic, luxurious multi-family building: Kompozitsiya No. 24. For the golden brick, three matt and high gloss textures of Terca Glazur bricks were mixed, which resulted in an interesting surface that creates a spillover effect even on overcast days.
Roof tiles on the facade? Absolutely! This apartment building by ASP Architecture is not only an eyecatcher, but has very low energy costs and received multiple awards for design and sustainability. Roof tiles used: Koramic Datura black and grey matt and glazed by Wienerberger. Read the interview with the architects.
A riot of minimalism – a description that sums up the design of these three sister buildings in the Lithuanian residential district of Raudondvaris. The individual brick façades express just how similar – yet different – the buildings are. Photocredits: Norbert Tukaj
Closer to nature, more peace, greater well-being; built using natural materials, and incorporating ventilated ceramic tiles for a perfect indoor climate, the ‘Auenland’ [meadowland] development is a genuine oasis for families. Copyright: Wienerberger Österreich GmbH
If space is limited you have to come up with extraordinary solutions, like extending a town house with a conservatory in Ledeberg, Belgium. The architects STUDIOLO architectuur and Koen Matthys opt for a ceramic conservatory made of Wienerberger clay facing bricks that serves as an acoustic and thermal buffer and creates an extra space of timeless character and individuality.
Handmade Keymer Clay Tiles Caring Wood is an extensive country home project set in 84 acres of scenic Kentish countryside in the United Kingdom. It is a magnificent house with the space for three generations of the same family, incorporating formal, communal and private spaces. The project was recently the winner of 2017 RIBA House of the Year.
Holistic approach to building - The e4 concept stands for economy, energy, ecology and emotion. In Poland, the first e4-compliant houses were built near Warsaw and serve as best-case examples of how to combine top-quality, innovative solutions with comfortable living for residents and an aesthetic form.