An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about facades

Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerHousing

Village im Dritten – Eurogate Vienna

Urban context Village im Dritten (Village in the third district) is a newly developed quarter between Landstraßer Gürtel and Otto-Preminger-Straße in the north-east, with a park for everyone in the middle. The Gürtelbogen, a two-storey commercial building, shields the residential complex behind it from the heavily frequented Gürtel. The guiding idea of “climate-resilient district development” focuses on parks, façade greening, roof gardens and percolating pavements, but also on social sustainability. Site 7, which was developed by Dietrich | Untertrifaller together with Artec, is located in the middle of the Quartierstrasse, exactly opposite the passage to the Gürtel. Our project owes its... More

NewsNews • 1 Jul 2020

Five dynamically three-dimensional facades beautifully represented through drawing

Brick screen detailing - click on image for detailed drawing Lipton Thayer Brick House by Brooks + Scarpa The Lipton Thayer Brick House by Brooks + Scarpa is wrapped almost entirely in Chicago ‘Common’ brick, which is chosen because it looks different from typical red brick. It is also abundant and inexpensive as a material. The bricks are organized into vertical twisting columns to create an ever-changing pattern of opening and closing as light moves across and through the façade.   Steel louvre detailing - click on image for detailed drawing Media Library St Paul by Peripheriques Architectes The Media Library St Paul  is clad with a stack of what appear like irregular sheets that are actually slig... More

Product • By Alumil S.AWOODALUX


An innovative product based on aluminium profiles capped with wood composite material of premium quality. Ideal for decorative and shading applications that offer long-lasting natural look to buildings & outdoor constructions. Decorative trellises and grids, vertical & horizontal cladding boards, pergola and fencing louvers, as well as treated as a multi-purposed building material. More

Project • By S-VITECHOffices

ZAP Studio Façade - Angola

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Project • By dep studioSocial Housing

157 alloggi di via sgrazzutti

The intervention concerns the renovation of an historical building dating back to the early '900 and subjected to protection.The need to adapt the building to new needs led to the complete renovation of the interior spaces and the construction of a new volume located on the north-east front. The project has safeguarded the historical image of the building but proposes innovative elements both from the technological and the aesthetic point of view: the structure has been consolidated and adapted from the seismic point of view and the spaces now guarantee every kind of comfort to the users.Outside, the new volume relates to the original building without prevailing, but in a continuous dialogue. The fold of the covering of the new volume near... More

Product • By EastmanVanceva® Illusion White

Vanceva® Illusion White

Modern building designs emphasize liberal use of glass. Meanwhile, building owners and occupants demand comfort—including reduced ambient noise. However, sound transmission is greatest through glazing made with ordinary window glass. This is especially a challenge for designers and engineers developing urban projects along highways, railroads, and airports. The answer is not less glass but new glazing materials, such as Saflex® acoustic interlayers with proven sound-dampening performance.While laminated glass with standard PVB interlayers provides noise reduction capabilities compared to ordinary glass, the new Saflex® Q PVB is a superior solution for architects specifying glazing systems requiring even higher levels of acoustic comfort.Saf... More

Product • By Coronado Stone ProductsSawtooth Ledge

Sawtooth Ledge

Sawtooth Ledge offers a beautiful variety of highly detailed textures and colors. This profile works great with modern and contemporary design styles. More

Project • By STENI ASCommunity Centres

Løvvangen – living and socialising

In connection with the renovation of homes at Løvvangen, three new community buildings were built – a natural meeting place for residents for meetings, games and other community activities.The buildings differ from the surrounding buildings, with a clean and architectural design. The façades are an interplay between grey and black wooden cladding and orange STENI Colour panels. Wood is a slightly unusual material for this type of building, but creates a great contrast to the sleek, smooth panels and brick façade of the surrounding residential buildings. More

Project • By STENI ASSports Centres


In Sandefjord, carpenter Dag Olsen and his colleagues at Bygg og Maskin AS are busy mounting STENI façade panels on the new ice rink at the Bugårdsparken recreation centre. He estimates that two people can install around 70 square metres of façade panels each day.“I think this is the fastest way to install a façade. The panels are pre-drilled, so once we get them screwed in place, the wall is basically finished,” says Olsen. “This project uses a combination of STENI Nature, STENI Colour and STENI Vision. The panels are numbered and stacked in the correct order on the pallet in accordance with the specific design. This is a system that I can recommend,” says Olsen, who is in the process of mounting panels to create the image of an ice skater... More

Product • By EastmanVanceva® Colors interlayers

Vanceva® Colors interlayers

Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers for laminated glassA dynamic palette for decorative glazingProducing a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are unachievable using stock selections of glass, Vanceva® gives architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever before. Vanceva color interlayers can be combined to produce more than 17,000 transparent, translucent, or solid color options to help create the desired tone and intensity.When Vanceva color interlayers are combined with tinted or reflective glass, the design possibilities are nearly limitless. No other interlayer brand delivers the complete spectrum of colors for laminated glass like Vanceva colors Applications include:Curtain wallsAtriumsPartitionsConference roo... More

Project • By STENI ASSecondary Schools

Nickby Heart

In Nickby, about 35 km northeast of Finland’s capital Helsinki, we find Nickby Heart – a school that used STENI Colour and STENI Vision in combination with interesting architecture to create a unique designed and vivid expression.Weatherproof!“We wanted each area of the schoolyard to have its own identity, and STENI façade panels gave us just what we wanted. The colours are sharp and clear – and they really stand up to the sun, wind and weather. In addition, we could get graphics at the same quality. It was not so expensive either,” says Pentti Kareoja, architect at ARK-house arkkitehdit Oy.The architect chose to use STENI Vision and STENI Colour façade panels – colourful and playful. More

Product • By GammaStoneExteriors - microventilated façades

Exteriors - microventilated façades

The microventilated façade is an external cladding system that creates a thin air gap (open on the top and on the bottom) between the external face of the perimetric wall of the building and the external environment. This air gap creates a “chimney effect” that allows the ascending movement of the air that avoid condensation and dissipates the water vapor coming from the inside of the building. Microventilated cladding system suits peculiarly to old building renovations and in the projects with severe spatial constrains. More

Project • By LapitecPrivate Houses

Private Residence "M"

The MAMA Architecture and Engineering study worked on the renovation and expansion project of a private residence from the beginning of the 20th century, located near the walls to the north of the old town of Treviso. The team of architects designed the timely renovation of the main building's external walls, while the interior part was completely redesigned, from the foundations to the roof, with a modern touch. In addition,the back of the house was enlarged with a new wooden structure with Lapitec® cladding, an ideal choice for the creation of the ventilated facade. In this way, the final result combines past and future while preserving the beauty and historical value ​of the building. A balanced dualism between histor... More

Project • By STENI ASCommunity Centres


The Svolvær Goat rage in the highlands outside Svolvær. But down in the city, it has competition from the skyline of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization, decorated with nautical charts, lighthouses and sector lines.“The building was transformed from an ugly green spectre to the white swan of Lofoten.”This is how architect Ole Wiig, partner at NSW Arkitektur, explains the change process that he and his architects implemented when the building that houses the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization in Svolvær was renovated.Run downIt was a run-down building, suffering from a need for long overdue maintenance.“The façades of this architectural gem were more characterised by a bygone era,” according to Wiig.The original dressed concre... More

Project • By STENI ASResidential Landscape


After a long period of decline and minimal maintenance, the board of the Solheimslien housing cooperative in Bergen decided that it was time to completely renovate the buildings. Even with a limited budget, the housing cooperative was transformed into an aesthetic gem that gives a boost to the city.The Solheimslien housing cooperative was built in 1966 in the Årstad district of Bergen. The housing cooperative has 320 units and consists of eight blocks of flats, with five low blocks and three high blocks. After two renovation projects in 1992 and 1998, at the Annual General Meeting in 2013 the board established a building committee that was to handle the renovation process on behalf of the housing cooperative. The project will be completed i... More