PROJECT STORY – Porcelanosa Facades’ reflective porcelain panels helped Payette’s new university building find its home in the center of campus

The Hursey Center, University of Hartford Location: Hartford, Connecticut Architect: Payette Building Typologies: New Build; Educational Year Constructed: 2020 Building Size: 59,000 SF, 3 stories Porcelain Cladding Used: 14,200 SF Colors:Stuc Grey (polished) Background The University of Hartford’s 350-acre campus was established in 1957. The university’s Francis X. and Nancy Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering… Continue reading PROJECT STORY – Porcelanosa Facades’ reflective porcelain panels helped Payette’s new university building find its home in the center of campus

We’ve Been Helping US Architects Reduce Exterior Porcelain Façade Costs For 8+ Years. Here are the 3 Fastest Ways You Can Save Your Budget and Keep Your Design Vision Intact

This post explains how you can have an incredible-looking porcelain panel façade with three simple design strategies. Look, we get it! Learning about pricing and material costs isn’t sexy. But by learning how to reduce your façade costs with porcelain rainscreen, you’ll get the best cladding material from a technical standpoint. As a result, your… Continue reading We’ve Been Helping US Architects Reduce Exterior Porcelain Façade Costs For 8+ Years. Here are the 3 Fastest Ways You Can Save Your Budget and Keep Your Design Vision Intact

Earthquake-Resistant Facades: Are Strong Porcelain Panels Right for Your Best Designs?

Why should you know about earthquake-resistant facades when specifying exterior porcelain panels? On January 17, 1994, at 4:30 AM in the San Fernando Valley in California, the Northridge earthquake occurred for 10 – 20 seconds. For those who’ve never experienced an earthquake, 10 to 20 seconds doesn’t sound very long. Here are some figures to… Continue reading Earthquake-Resistant Facades: Are Strong Porcelain Panels Right for Your Best Designs?

Porcelanosa’s KRION Solid Surface Material Takes Center Stage in Krueck Sexton Partners’ Award-Winning CME Center

The CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Center Lobby project in Chicago, IL was designed by Krueck Sexton Partners. The project was recently recognized by the jury as the winning entry for Commercial Interiors in Architizer’s 10th Annual A+ Awards.  Luke Haas at Krueck Sexton Partners pointed out this adds to the project’s growing number of awards,… Continue reading Porcelanosa’s KRION Solid Surface Material Takes Center Stage in Krueck Sexton Partners’ Award-Winning CME Center

PROJECT STORY – How Porcelanosa Facades helped Arquitectonica customize a stunning Manhattan Passive House high-rise :CONVIVIUM Luxury Apartments

Location: Manhattan, New York Architect: Arquitectonica Building Typologies: New Build; High-Rise; Multi-Family Year Constructed: 2019 Building Size: 144,000 SF, 22 stories Porcelain Cladding Used: 18,221 SF Colors: Custom Light Grey and Dark Grey  Background Convivium is a residential, high-rise on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with about 140 apartments. Over 45% of those units have outdoor… Continue reading PROJECT STORY – How Porcelanosa Facades helped Arquitectonica customize a stunning Manhattan Passive House high-rise :CONVIVIUM Luxury Apartments

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Let’s celebrate! The results are in from the first annual PIPA. Keep on reading…

Today, we’re going to break from our typical newsletter format to share the details of Porcelanosa’s first International Project Awards.  Don’t worry, we’ll get back to sharing feature projects in our next newsletter.  That said, let’s jump in and share the details of this exciting event, and maybe even how you can be a part… Continue reading Let’s celebrate! The results are in from the first annual PIPA. Keep on reading…

“Dang It! I Just found out my engineers want to poke holes through my porcelain cladding. What do I do?”

Technical Bulletin: Penetrations & Signage Installation

Pro Design Tip: Coordinate your exterior panel designs early and often with your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers. Specifically, you want to make sure you know where they’ll have pipes, lights, louvers, and outlets on the outside of your building. And you want them to know where positioning and location of those penetrations is crucial to your design. That… Continue reading “Dang It! I Just found out my engineers want to poke holes through my porcelain cladding. What do I do?”

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The Mead School

Location: North Stamford, Connecticut Architect: Crown Architecture and Consulting Building Typologies: Education; Renovation Year Constructed: 2016 Porcelain Cladding Used: 2,500 SF Colors: XLight Concrete Black (Concrete Series) Here’s a link to see more images and details about this renovation project to this school of creative learning once attended by Jim Henson’s children. Here’s what the architect… Continue reading The Mead School

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Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 3 / Application & Use

In our last two newsletters, you saw the first seven essential questions you need to ask and answer while you’re choosing the cladding materials for your project’s appearance, and to make sure it fits within your client’s budget: To help your design decision-making process, we’ve developed a Design Guide to give you a step-by-step system. To… Continue reading Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 3 / Application & Use

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