November 11, 2007

Architectural terra cotta facade panels and elements

Today, masonry is used in building facades more often for its durability and weather protection than for its traditional qualities as a load-bearing material. NBK Keramik’s Terrart is a suspended rain screen facade system made from terra-cotta. Terrart consists of large, precisely crafted ceramic elements designed to be ventilated from within the wall cavity. In this way, the system is designed to shed water while allowing the cavity to breathe, thus maintaining a consistent air pressure between the cavity and the exterior.

Contact: NBK Keramik GmbH & Co., Emmerich am Rhein, Germany.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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