CUPA PIZARRAS launches new innovative rainscreen cladding concept

  • 11 Jul 2019

CUPA PIZARRAS has recently launched a new innovative rainscreen cladding concept, CUPACLAD® Design ARROW, for designing with natural slate.

CUPACLAD® Design ARROW combines natural slate with a zigzag pattern in order to provide a sense of movement.

It is the 8th concept designed by CUPA PIZARRAS to inspire architects to build with natural slate in an innovative and modern way.

ARROW stands out for its zigzag pattern, which fits both into horizontal and vertical buildings. This dynamic design uses rhomboid slate units to create a natural slate rainscreen cladding in zigzag. Each row of slates points at the opposite side of the façade, creating infinite arrows pointing to right and left.

As all CUPACLAD® systems, it is very light compared to other cladding solutions and it is extremely resistant and long-lasting thanks to the technical properties of natural slate. Plus, CUPACLAD® is a sustainable and efficient cladding alternative.

In terms of design, ARROW stands out for its modernity and freshness. The zigzag slate pattern enhances verticality in high buildings and dynamism in horizontal buildings.

For this design, the CUPACLAD® team opted for a simple slate format they had already used in other designs such as CUPACLAD® Design ASCENT or CUPACLAD® Design WAVE. However, in this new concept rhomboid slates are always placed horizontally, and they are not combined with any other formats.

CUPACLAD® Design ARROW is a clear example of how natural slate can offer countless benefits to modern architecture, in combination with other materials or by itself.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

PSP

Synergy of the Supply Chain with PSP Group

In this article, chairman Heath Hindmarch explains why PSP Group made a radical decision and vast investment to overcome supply chain issues.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Cladding, Facades, Facility Management & Building Services, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation, Walls

Mitsubishi Electric

Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble? A Mitsubishi Electric article

Jim McClelland, Sustainable futurist, editor, journalist and speaker, asks if hydrogen is a quick fix for our exit from fossil fuels, in this article for Mitsubishi Electric.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Site Preparation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling

Kee Safety

Kee Safety provides roof protection with KeeGuard® system

Kee Safety offers the KeeGuard®, a free-standing roof edge protection system to keep workers on the roof safe, without damaging the roof itself.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection

Spirotech