SINGLE-FIRED GLAZES

The colour 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.

9166-116_EM6
9166-47_EM6
9399-16_Effect
9175-3_101
S1-9322-141_texture
S1-9322-131
S2-9322-109_301_wave
S1-8988-37_911_prof

The glazes shown here represent only a small selection from our extensive colour palette.
In the following we show you some examples of completed projects.

Albion Library, Toronto, Canada

Architect:

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 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.

Albion white
Albion grey
9316-13_EM6
9316-38_EM6
9166-116-EM6
9166-47_EM6
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