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

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?

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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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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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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3200 Washington Street Condominiums

Location: Boston, MA Architect: RODE Architects Building Typologies: Multi-Family, Mixed-Use, New Build Year Constructed: 2020 Porcelain Cladding Used: 8,300 SF Colors: Max Grey Nature & Lappato (Stone Porcelain Series) For this multi-family, mixed-use project, RODE Architects looked for something different from what everyone else is doing for their building facades around the city. Here’s what… Continue reading 3200 Washington Street Condominiums

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Alta LIC Tower

Location: Queens, NY Architect: Stephen B. Jacobs Group Building Typologies: Multi-Family; New Construction; High-Rise Year Constructed: 2018 Porcelain Cladding Used: 147,000 SF Colors: Extreme White (Technic Porcelain Series) and Cubica Black (Decorative Porcelain Series) Here’s what the architect had to say about this project’s challenges, choosing exterior porcelain cladding, and working with our team: “We considered several… Continue reading Alta LIC Tower

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The Clare

Location: Manhattan, NY Architect: Manuel Glas Architects Building Typologies: Multi-Family; New Construction; High-Rise Year Constructed: 2016 Porcelain Cladding Used: 27,000 SF Colors: Glas Limestone (Custom) Here’s a link to see more images and details about this beautiful example of a custom color developed through our “Design Your Porcelain” program. But you don’t have to take our… Continue reading The Clare

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El Centro – Northeastern Illinois University

Location: DSM Design Group Architect: Hospitality; New Construction; High-Rise Building Typologies: 2018 Year Constructed: Porcelain Cladding Used: 62,000 SF Colors: Town White & Town Niquel Here’s a link to see more images and details about this building project that has become an integral part of the university’s campus, and a staple of the Latino community. But… Continue reading El Centro – Northeastern Illinois University

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Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Manhattan

Architect: DSM Design Group Building: Hospitality; New Construction; High-Rise Year Constructed: 2018 Porcelain Cladding Used: 62,000 SF Colors: Town White & Town Niquel Here’s a link to see more images and details about this fantastic example of a coordinated effort throughout design & construction to create a stunning building for the client and the city. And,… Continue reading Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Manhattan

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