Proper choice of materials

An extremely important element in the designer’s creative process is the creation of a comfortable, solid and aesthetic building.

Equally important, however, is the right choice of materials for façade finishing, which will ensure durability and unchanged appearance over the years. For this reason, 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 rooftile, forged by fire, does not allow any contamination to penetrate and their color is equally durable. These materials stand up very well to both frosty winters and hot summer days, without changing their parameters.

In addition, natural materials provide the right microclimate and increases the thermal insulation properties of a building. 

Ceramics are a very grateful material in design. Perfect for partial facade finishing and also as a three-layer wall with 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 associated with historical times, it will perfectly work as a finish for glass and steel facades. The choice of facade coloring is practically unlimited, so it will satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding investors.

Arch. Agnieszka Markiewicz

Design Studio​​​​​​​ Archipelag