The color design of terracotta facades can be influenced by various techniques. The use of glazes offers a particularly striking and unique design possibility. Surfaces of glazed ceramic facades experience a special surface refinement.
With the growing awareness for years for the preservation of the environment and sustainability in economic activity, NBK Keramik also pays great attention to the preservation of health in terms of surface finishing. Thus, predominantly all glazes/engobes have been converted to lead-free formulas.
With the technique of baking, both matt engobes and glossy surfaces can be realized, as well as all common selenium-based effect glazes.
In addition to this technique, it is also possible to glaze the ceramic elements in a second firing, which allows glazed cut edges to be realized.
The glazes shown here represent only a small selection from our extensive color palette.
In the following we show you some examples of completed projects.
Albion Library, Toronto, Canada
Perkins + Will, Toronto
Above a base building with sports facilities, restaurants and event space, 25 floors of residential units rise to form a slender, elegant tower, which is broken up halfway up by a glass incision. The façade is covered with large-format glazed terracotta elements which, mounted vertically, mark the floor heights. According to a finely tuned color concept, the elements are combined in different color combinations to form a striped motif. The result is a modular structure in which each apartment can be recognized as a unit by the surrounding colored frame.