Ceramic

 Ceramic5 Rainscreen Panels
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Material Overview:

Made of natural raw materials, porcelain-grade ceramic rainscreen panels are through-body colored, light-weight, and economical. Pollution resistant and maintenance-free, porcelain stone ceramic panels, when combined with a fully-engineered substructure system from ECO Cladding, offer an elegant, high-performance rainscreen solution at an exceptional value.

Design Considerations:

Ceramic panels come in a variety of surface finishes with metallic, stone, timber, and solid colors being the most popular.  Because ceramic is an engineered, natural product, ceramic manufacturers can offer a range of variation from panel to panel - often exhibited through very consistent solid colors, as well as panels with great organic variation to mimic natural surfaces. Ceramic panels typically are installed with 2’x4’ nominal panel sizes, but 1’x2’ and 2’x2’ panels are also common sizes.  The smaller the panel, the more costly the attachment Panel Subframing system can be.  Ceramic can be installed in running or stacked bond and in vertical or horizontal layouts, depending upon the design.  Concealed or exposed color-matched clips are the most common, but lap-siding approaches are also available.

Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School

Located at the corner of 4th Street and Civic Center Drive in Santa Monica, the 20,000 sq.ft. Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School is scheduled to open in Summer or Fall 2021. Designed by Carde Ten Architects, the Lab School is a valuable new community aid for early learning in Santa Monica. The project encompasses three buildings: a 2-story Administration Building, a 1-story Infant Toddler Building composed of childcare classrooms and a 1-story Preschool Building with multiple classrooms for preschool children. The project is expected to receive LEED Gold Certification. ECO Cladding provided a concealed fastened approach for the ceramic panel subframing using the Alpha Vci.40 Concealed System. The undercut anchors provided the visual aesthetic that the design team envisioned and the variable bracket depths provided flexibility for the building’s thermal performance.

A2.13 Stud 1

Wall Type: 
Stud
Cladding Materials: 
Ceramic
Attachment Types: 
Exposed
ExposedClip

A2.13 Concrete 1

Wall Type: 
Concrete
Cladding Materials: 
Ceramic
Attachment Types: 
Exposed
ExposedClip

North Middlesex RHS - Townsend, MA

SMMA has created another award-winning high school. For this project, Ceramic5 porcelain-stone panels with an Alpha Hci.13 subframing system were selected to emulate natural stone. The textured Fundermax  high-pressure laminate (HPL) panels, installed using an Alpha Vci.10 subframing system, are weather-resistant and incorporate a full range of colors across the building without concerns of a repeated pattern. Various brick masonry serves to anchor the base of the building, along with contemporary windows. The adjustable Alpha Vci.10 subframing was used to allow for ample space for insulation and features. 

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

28th and Canyon Embassy Suite - Boulder, CO

Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street now boasts a striking rainscreen example in the Embassy Suites Hotel designed by Johnson Nathan Strohe Architects (JNS) of Denver, CO. The design of this new Embassy Suites Hotel was creatively coordinated to complement Boulder's international appeal.

A thermally efficient Ceramic5 rainscreen using our Hci.20 system was incorporated for the exterior facade, as well as a rugged ceramic stone veneer.  The facade echos the colors and textures of the surrounding mountain ranges, while providing a cost-effective and high-traffic performance material. 

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Osage Nation Visitors Center - Pawhuska, OK

Collins Woerman of Seattle incorporated two rainscreen materials for this striking visitor's center facade. Terracotta and porcelain stone rainscreen cladding panels were used to create an energy-efficient exterior facade.  As you approach the building, the roof's dramatic lines create a memorable impression for the entire building. The terracotta and ceramic porcelain panels are supported using an integrated subframing solution from ECO Cladding.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

Transpo Center - South Bend, IN

This stunning environmentally-friendly depot by RNL Design incorporated Ceramic5 porcelain ceramic rainscreen panels in a metallic finish to enhance the clean design lines of Transpo Center. Buses from all over the city come here to nest - but so do birds of all kinds, due the wonderful use of bird-friendly landscaping.  Using 2'x4' panels and an ECO Cladding Hci.20 System, RNL Design was able to create a facade with scalability for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

Hampton Inn - Washington, DC

Hampton Inn Ballpark Hotel is perfectly located in one of DC's fastest-growing neighborhoods. BBG-BBGM Architects selected a Ceramic5 rainscreen facade with a cool vertical stacked bond.  

Using 2'x4' panels in multiple colors, Ceramic5 tiles incorporated an ECO Cladding Hci.20 system. The clips were specifically powder coated to match the appropriate color panel due to the combination of two tiles merging together at various points.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

400 K Street NW - Washington DC

With the increasing demand and growth in the residential housing market in Metro DC, The Lydian, located at 400 K Street, is a dramatic example of high-end design at an affordable price-point. Designed by David Carter Scott, experts on multi-family design, this 14 story, 13,500 SF building is adjacent to another apartment building, The Lyric Residence. Ceramic5 porcelain stone rainscreen was the perfect choice for the facade of this high-traffic urban living design. Three different Ceramic5 panel colors were custom fabricated to create an elegant facade, showcasing the ECO Cladding Alpha Vci.40 porcelain rainscreen. The two apartment buildings mirror each other in design and materials.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Quakertown High School - Quakertown, PA

For this high-performance high school expansion and renovation project, ECO Cladding partnered with The Architectural Studio and Skepton Construction.

Designed with energy-efficient wall design in mind, the new campus is setting a the standard in the Northeast for high-performance building exteriors for K-12 education.

Completed in early 2015, Cladding Corp provided a Ceramic5 rainscreen solution with the PETRA "Mountains" Collection porcelain ceramic panels installed using ECO Cladding's Alpha Hci.20 engineered rainscreen subframing system. Swisspearl's (Eternit Auria C) fiber cement lap siding provides a bold complement to the Ceramic5 panels. The fiber cement siding is supported with ECO Cladding's Alpha Hci.14 System. The Architectural Studio's modern design for the school's facade was installed by CHM Contracting.

For a project feature by Skepton Construction click here.

Available Systems

Alpha Vci.40 System

Alpha Vci.40 System

Panel Subframing system that offers fixing using concealed, undercut anchors for cement composite, ceramic, stone, HPL and fiber concrete panels. The back of each panel is pre-drilled using undercut drill bit to receive the hanger clip and expanding bolt anchor.

Alpha Hci.13 System

Alpha Hci.13 System

Panel subframing system that offers visible clip attachment used for anchoring ceramic, porcelain stone, or natural stone panels for wall cladding applications. Clips are color-matched to the panels for a discreet, visible-fastened approach. Designed especially for multiple-story construction as a cost-effective and time-saving approach to installation.

Alpha Eci.40 System

Alpha Eci.40 System

Panel Subframing system that offers panel attachment using concealed, undercut anchors for cement composite, ceramic, stone, HPL, and fiber concrete panels using our Alpha E edge-to-edge wall bracket. Large spans can be achieved due to a solid supporting beam recess.

Recent Projects

Located at the corner of 4th Street and Civic Center Drive in Santa Monica, the 20,000 sq.ft. Santa ...Read More
SMMA has created another award-winning high school. For this project, Ceramic5 porcelain-stone ...Read More
Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street now boasts a striking rainscreen example in the Embassy Suites Hotel ...Read More
Collins Woerman of Seattle incorporated two rainscreen materials for this striking visitor's center ...Read More
This stunning environmentally-friendly depot by RNL Design incorporated Ceramic5 ...Read More
Hampton Inn Ballpark Hotel is perfectly located in one of DC's fastest-growing neighborhoods. BBG- ...Read More
With the increasing demand and growth in the residential housing market in Metro DC, The ...Read More
For this high-performance high school expansion and renovation project, ECO Cladding partnered with ...Read More