Silky gloss enhancement of any facade The coloured finish with which the ceramic elements of the new series are coated has been adjusted by the NBK development engineers in such a way that a new type of silk-gloss surface is created after firing. The impression is extremely high-quality without being obtrusive. Soft pastel shades contribute to this, which, in symbiosis with the silky luster, develop a very special decorative effect. The special development of the line also permits more intensive, penetrating colors, so that the spectrum of alternatives is very broad. Satin Glazes is a new type of ceramic that opens up new concepts for façade architecture as a creative design line with its own unique effect.
The Satin Glazes refinement increases the mechanical and chemical resistance of the ceramic carrier material. The subsequent firing also ensures the high, sustainable NBK quality standard for this ceramic line. Natural raw materials can be used to realize exactly the colour shades that architects design for their objects.
Thus, the new TERRART® facade system is the key to giving ceramic ventilated facades an unmistakable, silk-gloss profile. Architects, in search of individual solutions, can thus realize profiled, creative ceramic facades.
The silk gloss engobes shown here are only a small selection from our extensive colour palette. In the following we show you some examples of completed projects.
Torre Forma Itaim, São Paulo
B720 Fermín Vázquez, Madrid
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 colour concept, the elements are combined in different colour 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 coloured frame.
Repino, St. Petersburg
The unusual, imposing building structure wears an equally unusual dress: horizontally mounted, narrow slabs of different colour families create an intense striped look that sets the entire complex apart from its surroundings. The darkest colour of the spectrum was used for the flat porch to make it blend into the overall picture. The ceramic, which is formed in different profiles, captivates with its silky gloss glazed and wavy surface.
Biblioteca Reína Sofía, Leganés
BN Arquitectos, Madrid
The deep crisis in the country’s construction industry had led to a construction freeze on the library in 2011, which was to last eight years in total. With power and energy, the work was now completed and the building, which is well worth seeing, was put to its purpose. The colourfully glazed terracotta in curved shapes symbolizes the spine of a book and tells something about the contents even on the exterior facade. Colours, shapes and surfaces were developed especially for this purpose. The fact that the long storage time of the prefabricated material has not detracted from its quality, radiance and expressiveness speaks for itself and proves once again the stability of value and durability of this natural material.