NATURALLY COLOURFUL Engobes are always used when a natural surface is desired, but the selected colour cannot be achieved by using ceramic clay alone. Engobes give NBK terracotta elements a completely new, colourful character.
In terms of the system, the engobes cover a colour spectrum that is geared to delicate colours and allows very special effects in the direction of pastel colours. This allows certain decorative concepts to be implemented and the mechanical and chemical resistance of the ceramic substrate to be increased. This results in a coating, the carrier terracotta is not through-colored. Due to their impression, engobed ceramics can be combined well with natural tones.
The art of the NBK development department is to produce from oxides or colour bodies exactly the shade of engobe that corresponds to the ideas of the creative architect and his object. Many years of experience, the knowledge of the demanding material and the setting up of test series contribute to this. All of this with the aim of creating unique pieces for the TERRART® facade system that give architecture a distinctive profile.
Expressive effect engobes
SENECA College Newnham Perkins + Will
Effect engobes are becoming increasingly popular among architects. The extension to Seneca College Newnham, designed by architects Perkins + Will, is impressive with its unusual facade. Like a flaming dress, the TERRART effect engobe, which was specially developed for this project, envelops the building. By setting accents in the cross-section, the façade is also loosened up. No panel is like the other; flame and design make each panel unique.
More examples from our wide range of effect engobes: