An extremely important element in a designer’s creative process is to create a comfortable, solid and aesthetic building.
Equally important, however, is the right choice of materials for façade finishing, ensuring durability and unchanging appearance over the years. This is the reason why clinker bricks or ceramic tiles are so readily chosen by architects. Clay has been used in construction for thousands of years. The durable surface of a brick or a tile, formed in the baking process, does not allow any contamination to penetrate it and its colors remain durable. These materials are very tolerant of both frosty winters and hot summer days, without changing their parameters.
In addition, the natural material provides a microclimate and increases the thermal insulation properties of a building. Ceramic is a very flexible material in design.
It is perfect for both partial façade finishing as well as a for erecting a three-layer wall with a clinker facade which, due to its parameters, allows to reduce winter heating costs and maintain comfortable summer conditions.
The material aesthetics play a very important role. Ceramic materials perfectly match the environment, whether they are used to finish the elevation of a modern office building in the city center or a small, traditional home on a suburban parcel. Despite the fact that brick is a material with historical associations, it will perfectly work as a finishing element for glass and steel façades. The choice of facade coloring is practically unlimited, so it can satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding investors.
Arch. Agnieszka Markiewicz
Pracownia Projektowa ARCHIPELAG