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SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS

SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS “The biggest challenge for us is always applying the desired colour to the correct material. We visited NBK on several occasions during this process. The process remained dynamic to the very end, as no single colour can be approved before the others since every colour influences the other colours in turn. Matthias …

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SAM POTTER, MAKE ARCHITECTS, LONDON

SAM POTTER, MAKE ARCHITECTS “As well as being a highly modern façade material with very special properties bestowed by its natural origin, terracotta is also extremely versatile, expressive adaptable and full of quality. Its malleability and variability present countless opportunities for architects to implement creative concepts and build something truly unmistakeable.” Sam Potter, MAKE Architects …

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PROF. JOHANNES KISTER

PROF. JOHANNES KISTER “Ceramic is extremely versatile, after all: people coming together to build, in an identity-defi ning act, wherever something is to be created with simple and scarce resources. At the same time, the process of craftsmanship satisfi es a new, aesthetic desire that is as much part of the building process as the …

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PROF. DIPL.-ING. ULRICH BLUM

PROF. DIPL.-ING. ULRICH BLUM, MÜNSTER “The façade projects involving extruded terracotta from NBK come very close to achieving this vision. Working in collaboration with top-class architects, NBK has demonstrated in countless projects that terracotta can be perfectly shaped and that a rich interplay of texture, colour and reflection can be created through finishing processes such …

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BARKOW LEIBINGER ARCHITECTS, BERLIN

BARKOW LEIBINGER ARCHITECTS, BERLIN “Ceramics offer tremendous freedom as a material for façades. Different shapes and colours, technical reproduction for a variety of construction elements and tremendous robustness combined with outstanding temperature and weather resistance.” Frank Barkow / Regine Leibinger Architects, Berlin B:HUB Kynaststraße, Berlin Ceramics offer tremendous freedom as a material for façades. Examples …

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