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ceramic in architecture

Italian ceramic in architecture: exteriors

Exterior wall coverings have had an important role in contemporary architecture, ceramic traditionally being one of the most widely used materials for this purpose. More than any other material, it offers superlative aesthetic results and outstanding design solutions while assuring durability and ease of installation, maintenance and cleaning.

When aesthetics and innovation meet
The unique exterior wall coverings created using Italian ceramic tiles and known as ventilated walls offer exceptional characteristics of energy saving, technical performance and aesthetic qualities. This type of hi-tech cladding combines technical requirements, aesthetic criteria and avant-garde design choices. The ceramic tiles, the mounting and supporting structures and the insulating panels are the components of a system that assures excellent all-round performance.
The ceramic panels are fixed to the metal supporting structure so as to cover water and electrical systems while leaving plenty of room for future maintenance work. The tiles and mounting structure protect the insulating panels that keep the interior of the building cool in summer and warm in winter. Finally, the choice of visible or hidden fixing methods means that the appearance of the finished surface can be designed with great attention.
By using porcelain, cotto or clinker tiles in various sizes - from the traditional 30x30 cm to slabs of 120x180 cm - and an enormous range of colours, the wall covering system is ideal for original and innovative projects. In urban design projects and public and private areas, this system assures superior aesthetic qualities combined with an outstanding level of performance, including guaranteed resistance to atmospheric elements - frost, wind and moisture - as well as shock and wear.