Terracotta

Terracotta Rainscreen Panel Sub-framing
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Material Overview:

For centuries, kiln-fired terracotta has been one of the most beautiful and long-lasting building materials that construction has known, and has only recently emerged as a warm and timeless medium for modern rainscreen design. Terracotta comes in two standard thicknesses, 24mm and 30mm.  A variety of panel lengths and heights can be utilized to create a modern, natural aesthetic.

Design Considerations:

Knowing the type of terracotta panel and format size is essential in system selection, as the varying thickness and structure of the terracotta panels will help to define attachment system approach. Horizontal rail and semi-concealed ship-lap concealed systems are the most popular approaches for terracotta rainscreen applications.

A1.45 Concrete 1

Wall Type: 
Concrete
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

A1.45 Stud 1

Wall Type: 
Stud
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

SUNY Cortland Park Center - Cortland, NY

Flynn Battaglia Architects has delivered an award-winning renovation of the SUNY Cortland Park Center. The project is a model of the rainscreen academy, featuring Swisspearl fiber cement, terracotta and ACM rainscreen systems. The Swisspearl fiber cement section of the building incorporated a variety of panel colors and featured both a wave fabricated design and grooved panels. The unique wave pattern is a clever design for a recreation center with an indoor pool. The Swisspearl panels wereinstalled on an adjustable and thermally
broken Hci.10 subframing system.

SFPUC Southeast Treatment Plant - San Francisco, CA

SFPUC, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will replace its existing, outdated solids treatment facilities with new biosolids digester facilities. MWA Architects - SF was engaged to renovate the aging facilities, some of which are structurally unsound and date back to the 1950’s. The design team selected Terra5 TC18 rainscreen panels for a maintenance-free exterior facade. ECO Cladding’s Vci.45 thermally-broken subframing system was selected for the terracotta installation. The 1.5” adjustability of the Alpha Vci bracketed system allowed for a fast and worry-free installation for the complexities of the substrate on this renovation.

University of Iowa Psych & Brain Sciences - Iowa City, IA

For the new Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences building at the University of Iowa, BNIM Architects incorporated an engineered Terra5 rainscreen and sunscreen assembly supplied by Cladding Corp.  For this project, a grey color pallet was selected in order to coordinate with the overall campus master plan. In addition to the exterior rainscreen facade, this installation also included a unique and defining sunshade detail at the top portion of the windows, providing both thermal and aesthetic elements to the building's design. A Hci.22 subframing system was utilized.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Alpha Sunscreen System

Wall Type: 
Stud
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

Sotomayor Houses - Bronx, NY

Designed by Nelligan White Architects, Sotomayor Houses, is a sprawling New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in the Bronx. The development is made up of 28 seven-story buildings arranged across a 30-acre campus. Completed in 1955, the 1,496-apartment development has an estimated 3,497 residents. The comprehensive rehabilitation consists of selective masonry, Cladding Corp's Terra5 terracotta panels for the parapet and full roof replacement, as well as a complete replacement of windows, plumbing, fixtures, finishes, security and site sewage. An ECO Cladding Vci.22 subframing system was utilized to support the terracotta rainscreen panels at the parapet locations.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Mission College Student Engagement Center

LIONAKIS incorporated a Terra5 sunscreen baguette system for the second phase of the existing main building replacement at the Mission College campus. The Center houses a variety of student services, including a Welcome Center, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Outreach, and the Career/Transfer Center, among others. The design intentionally incorporated student gathering and study spaces throughout. The facility is registered with the certification goal of LEED Platinum. ECO Cladding was pleased to provide the Alpha Sunscreen System for the baguette subframing assembly.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

University of Arkansas Garage – Fayetteville, AR

The University of Arkansas Garage is an outstanding award-winning project and has inspired numerous other university-based projects across the country. Designed by Des Moines-based HLKB Architecure, installation incorporated a Terra5 Terracotta Rainscreen, a fiber cement rainscreen, and a unique Terra5 Baguette Sunscreen, all supplied by Cladding Corp. Vci.45 and Vci.11 subframing systems formed the basis for all of the rainscreen attachments, including a custom-tailored sunscreen assembly solution, engineered by ECO Cladding.

Greenwood Village Public Works - Denver, CO

D2C Architects provided planning and design services for the City of Greenwood Village Public Works and Parks project. Terra5 terracotta rainscreen panels were selected in a blend of three reds and a rich brown tile. Given the varying temperatures in the Denver suburbs, Greenwood Village wanted a long-lasting, environmentally-friendly façade material. Terra5 was selected to meet all the building’s aesthetic needs and wall performance needs.  The use of ECO Cladding’s Vci.45a concealed system for double-skinned tiles accommodated engineering and thermal demands.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

Available Systems

Alpha Vci.45 System for Terracotta Rainscreen Panels

Alpha Vci.45 System

Panel Subframing system that incorporates a versatile horizontal rail designed specifically for thin, fluted terracotta tile formats. Allows maximum flexibility in panel layout with running bond patterns possible.  For use with either stud or concrete back-up wall conditions.

Alpha Vci.45a System

Alpha Vci.45a System

Panel Subframing system that incorporates a versatile horizontal rail designed specifically for thin, fluted terracotta tile formats. Allows maximum flexibility in panel layout.  For use with either stud or concrete back-up wall conditions.

Alpha Vci.29 Terracotta Cladding System

Alpha Vci.29 System

Panel Subframing system that incorporates a versatile horizontal rail designed specifically for vertically-oriented fluted terracotta

Alpha Hci.22 System

Panel Subframing system that offers concealed clip fixing for double-skin terracotta tiles. Designed specifically for fluted, double-skin terra-cotta tiles with horizontal ship-lap, to limit water penetration and provide a mechanical, clip-based solution for panel attachment.

Alpha Eci.22 System for Terracotta Rainscreen Tiles

Alpha Eci.22 System

Panel Subframing system that offers concealed clip fixing for double-skin terracotta tiles. Designed specifically for fluted, double-skin terra-cotta tiles with horizontal ship-lap, using our Alpha E edge to edge wall bracket. Large spans can be achieved due to a solid supporting beam recess.

Alpha Sunscreen System

Alpha Sunscreen System

Sunscreen Baguette / Louver Subframing System that incorporates a versatile threaded rod and vertical outrigger design specifically engineered for terracotta baguette and louver shapes of up to 5ft in length.

Recent Projects

Flynn Battaglia Architects has delivered an award-winning renovation of the SUNY Cortland Park ...Read More
SFPUC, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will replace its existing, outdated solids ...Read More
For the new Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences building at the University of Iowa, BNIM ...Read More
Designed by Nelligan White Architects, Sotomayor Houses, is a sprawling New York City Housing ...Read More
LIONAKIS incorporated a Terra5 sunscreen baguette system for the second phase of the existing main ...Read More
The University of Arkansas Garage is an outstanding award-winning project and has inspired ...Read More
D2C Architects provided planning and design services for the City of Greenwood Village Public Works ...Read More
Located at the heart of 1960s medical school on Dartmouth’s north campus - The Dana Hall project ...Read More
Waldon Studio Architects provided full architectural and engineering services for the Nine ...Read More
US Army Corps of Engineers designed the reclad of the current Fire Station #4 at Joint Base Lewis- ...Read More
San Francisco Public Works designed and managed the construction of the new replacement facility, ...Read More
Quinn Evans (BCWH) Architects has a reputation for designing cutting-edge library spaces and Libbie ...Read More
Invision Architecture of Des Moines designed the expansion of the Story County Medical Center ...Read More
Invision Architecture designed the Regional Medical Center in Manchester, IA, which is a major ...Read More
For this striking design, the team at Perkins + Will provided King County with a modern and energy- ...Read More