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Feuerwehr Owingen

For more than 25 years, there have been considerations to build a new fire station, as the old station no longer met today’s requirements. Now the project in the small municipality at Bodensee could be realised – and the result is something to be proud of. On one side a compact, monolithic concrete building, the …

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Spiegelhofstraße

Spiegelhofstreet

Striking residential development shows profile Anyone strolling along the Spiegelhofstreet in Zurich will hardly be able to escape the extravagant effect of the apartment building no. 56. The striking building, divided into four floors, with projecting balconies appears extremely solid, yet reveals its exclusivity in many features. As with the all-round façade bands, combined with …

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Gemeindezentrum

Community Center Hirzenbach

Modern functional building with a special façade effect The Hirzenbach community centre in Zurich does not hide its impact. Designed as a modern functional building, the ceramic façade in a vertical arrangement sends out a friendly message that fits our times. Modern and attractive, kept in a warm shade of red, with a profile in …

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111 West 57th Street – The Steinway Tower

The Steinway Tower, 111W 57th, New York City, is a 430-metre-plus skyscraper in Manhatten that, when completed, will be the slenderest tower in the world, measured in terms of circumference and height. Its terracotta cladding appears to flow downwards, unfurling an impressive interplay of light and shade.

Paracelsusbad

Paracelsusbad

The new building of the Paracelsusbad Salzburg stands in the sun like a radiant monument. Slim vertical elements lend the building a futuristic appearance. For the development of the effect glaze in an off-white colour we had to dig deep into our ceramic box of tricks.  The result is convincing.  

TrinityGarage

560 Garage

In University City, an area of St. Louis that’s bustling with Washington University arts and music events and activities, close attention to architectural detail illustrates how a functional parking garage can be transformed into a design statement. The parking garage, elevated in style with multi-colored vertical TERRART® Baguettes, is a far cry from utilitarian concrete and pre-cast designs, which are becoming …

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House of Music Innsbruck

House of Music Innsbruck

Outstanding terracotta façade at House of Music in Innsbruck “We deliberately chose a high-quality façade that is hidden behind the trees and reflects the colours and lighting moods of the surroundings.” – Erich Strolz The terracotta facade of the House of music is something special. The vertically structured terracotta elements are coated with a customized …

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Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

Jim Olson, principal architect at Olson Kundig, opted for an eye-catching golden-colored terracotta exterior at Denver’s Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts. The museum, which is aptly located in the city’s Golden Triangle Creative District, features NBK’s terracotta, glazed vertical baguettes in an array of yellows that complement the colorful art housed inside. Meanwhile …

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