Ceramic Ventilated Facade Architectural rainscreen system
The ceramic ventilated facade is an exterior cladding system for
buildings, the ideal combination between the maximum level of
aesthetic appeal and the best thermal features.
From the structural point of view, the ventilated facade is an
overhang system, composed of an external facing in slabs of
terracotta panels, mechanically fastened to the perimeter framework
of the building by means of a structure in aluminium alloy.
Thanks to this particular construction technique, the surface of
the cladding remains separate from the masonry. The resulting
cavity is partially occupied by a layer of thermal insulating
material, leaving the rest of the space empty to allow for
Therefore an “air jet“ is created; that is, a continuous flow of
aeration, which provides significant benefits in terms of
breath-ability and a decrease of heat loads during summer. In
winter the system ensures effective insulation. In this way, the
main structures of the buildings are protected and dry, preventing
deterioration and the related maintenance costs.
In the air cavity between the masonry and the cladding, phenomena
of micro-ventilation and up ward-air flow are created due to the
chimney effect triggered, enabling the reduction of the heat loads
related to solar radiation.
The “ventilated facade” also helps improve the acoustic performance
of the buildings, creating a better protection against outside
noise. The color fastness, the low absorption and ease of cleaning
of porcelain ensure durability of the aesthetic and technical
characteristics of the external wall.
This system is ideal for new projects and is in the redevelopment,
restructuring or reorganization, allowing operation with minimal
impact on building inhabitant.
Benefits of the Terracotta Facade System:
- Ceramic panels installed on an aluminum framing system offer the
durability of a masonry installation without the weight
- Continuous insulation outboard of the primary wall system increases
the thermal performance of the building envelope
- A mortar-less system allows for installation in any weather
conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with
- Replacement of a panel does not require the entire stacked bond to
- Gravity and friction fit pre-punched track system speeds
- LEED credit opportunities
- Abundant shape, color and finish opportunities available