Texture and shape of terracotta facades
Texture: Textured terracotta facades
are being increasingly exploited as a design feature in contemporary architecture. Textured facades
offered by Paneltek terracotta include fine peeled, peeled, fine combed, medium combed, sandblasted and honed. However, if there is a certain look that you are hoping to achieve, consult your manufacturer early on during the design stages of your project to see if your vision is feasible.
Shapes: The fact that terracotta panels
can be used to create flexible geometric façades is still not well known among architects. You have the chance of introducing a lot of different shapes. It’s not only flat. You can do all sorts of three-dimensional shapes.
There is still a lot of unexplored potential in using terracotta panels
as a cladding material on buildings. Only recently has the US market really started working with glazed tiles; there is definitely more to be done in that area. What I really hope to do is work with creative architects who will challenge us and the possibility of terracotta as a building product.