Product> Surface Effective: Eight Innovative Cladding Materials & Systems

Panelite-ClearShade-Honeycomb-IGU-CS-TBR2

(Courtesy Panelite)

From enhancing aesthetics with digitally-printed ceramic panels to increasing build-speed via all-in-one insulated metal panel systems, these innovative building products offer specialized facade solutions to architects.

ClearShade Insulated Glass Panel
Panelite

A glazing solution that optimizes both daylight and solar heat control, its honeycomb insert is offered in a range of colors and patterns; customization is available.

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(Courtesy Cosentino)

Dekton
Cosentino

Available in sheets up to 126 by 56 inches and thicknesses of 8, 12, and 20 millimeters, this ultra-compacted material has a high compressive strength, is non-porous, and UV resistant. In ten colors and textures.

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(Courtesy Tagina)

Dot-to-Dot
Tagina

The system is based on three-dimensional ceramic modules that function as pixels when mounted to an exterior facade. Consulting with the manufacturer, designers can create their own limited edition glazed porcelain tiles for ventilated facades or other architectural coverings.

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(Courtesy Kingspan)

Benchmark
Kingspan

A single package system that combines the energy efficiency of IMPs with a proprietary carrier panel system that accommodates many cladding options, including aluminum composite material, metal composite material, ceramic granite, thin brick, plate, high pressure laminate, and ceramic tile.

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(Courtesy Lamboo)

Renewall
Lamboo

Laminated bamboo elements are up to 20 percent more stable than hardwoods, while milling, sanding, and finishing using conventional machinery. Its naturally occurring silica content resists insects and fungal agents. LEED eligible.

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(Courtesy Cambridge Architectural)

Hashtag
Cambridge Architectural

In panels up to 96 inches wide, the flattened surface area of this rigid stainless steel mesh boosts reflectivity. Produced from 100 percent recycled materials, it is LEED eligible.

LeaLab_dettaglio-righe

(Courtesy Lea Ceramiche)

Lea Lab
Lea Ceramiche

Architects can create their own custom cladding imagery on ultra-thin, oversized ceramic panels using the Lea Lab digital printing technology. Upload high-resolution files, specify the panel size, and the manufacturing process is initiated.

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(Courtesy GKD Metal Fabrics)

Baltic
GKD Metal Fabrics

With a range of visible light transmittance from .28 to .42 and a solar gain coefficient of between .20 and .29, this metal fabric makes an effective sunshade.

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