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

Architizer Award Winner: CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Center Lobby project - Views from inside and outside the CME Lobby

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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Another Hidden Reason Porcelain is the Best Material for Your Façade Design

To be clear, we’re not talking about ceramic tile. Or interior porcelain tile. We’re talking about technical porcelain. We fire your exterior porcelain cladding panels so they absorb less than 0.1% of water. Making them virtually impervious to moisture. Compare that to industry standards for other tiles (water absorption rates): Porcelain: ≤ 0.5% (which is… Continue reading Another Hidden Reason Porcelain is the Best Material for Your Façade Design

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Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 2 / The Substructure

In our last newsletter, you learned the first four essential questions you need to ask yourself and answer before choosing the right porcelain cladding for your project. And to make sure it fits in 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 help… Continue reading Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 2 / The Substructure

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Fitler Nine Townhouses

Location: Philadelphia, PA Architect: Qb3 Building Typologies: Multi-Family, New Build Year Constructed: 2018 Porcelain Cladding Used: 10,000 SF Colors: Boston Bone & Boston Topo (Stone Porcelain Series) Here’s a link to see more images and details about this set of four luxurious townhomes that transformed their Philly neighborhood’s look through cutting-edge design and a customized façade.… Continue reading Fitler Nine Townhouses

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