8 futuristic cladding materials

8 futuristic cladding materials

In today’s cladding market, there are more material options than ever before.

Words by Blair Grant

While traditional cladding materials will always hold their charm, for some projects new and bold is the only option. If this is the case, choosing cladding becomes an exercise in finding materials that are novel, innovative and can offer an insight into the way of the future.

Here are eight futuristic cladding materials not to miss.

1. Prefa FX12 Panel

Light plays off the irregular canting on these aluminium panels in spectacular ways.

Irregular canting makes the Prefa FX12 panel an ever-changing sight to behold. The FX12 panel is a coil coated aluminium cladding material that appears almost like folded paper.

Every panel is unique thanks to the embossing process used in production. As the day progresses and the shifting light hits the facade with varying angles, a different look ensues.

Not only does the canting give the panels a unique aesthetic, it also reinforces their structural properties, creating a sought after solution.

Find out more about these unique panels from The Architectural Roofing Company (TARC).

2. Venetian Glass Bricks

Glass bricks can turn otherwise opaque structures into glittering crystalline wonders.

Red clay brick is a classic cladding material. But what if you could create the patterns of brickwork using a transparent material? That’s exactly what you can do with the Venetian glass bricks from Austral Bricks.

The bricks come in a variety of colours, as well as a number of finishes, including polished, natural and frosted. The finish in particular has a big impact on how the light coming through the brick is scattered, with the gloss finish allowing for mostly clear passage while the frosted gives more of a scattered glow.

3. Accoya Weatherboards

Accoya weatherboards can be finished in dark colours and have enhanced durability.

In times past, dark colours on timber-clad homes were out of the question; they simply absorbed too much of the sun’s energy and began to dry out, crack and warp.

But with new cladding materials with sophisticated treatments like Accoya weatherboards from ITI Timspec, dark colours on timber homes are now a possibility. Accoya is made from Radiata Pine which undergoes a proprietary acetylation process, altering the physical properties of the wood, creating a durable, stable product.

4. Rieder - FiberC 3D Cladding

These weather-hardy concrete panels make for a visually energetic facade.

Some of the most futuristic cladding materials are those that are crafted into a unique pattern that would otherwise be impossible with traditional materials. FiberC 3D cladding from The Tile People is a glassfibre reinforced concrete cladding material with a unique geometric patterned design. It’s stable, lightweight, and can withstand the rigours of the natural environment.

An interesting design option FiberC presents is being able to continue the exterior cladding to the interior of the house, opening up some unique design opportunities for creating new indoor-outdoor flows.

5. AURUBIS | Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper

Get the oxidised look straight away with Nordic Brown copper cladding.

Metal cladding almost always looks futuristic, but some products take time to develop into their final oxidised appearance.

If your design calls for a house that grows into its design, that’s okay, but pre-oxidised cladding can achieve the aesthetics you want immediately, with no need to wait. A great example of this is Aurubis Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper from Ambro Metals in which a factory process creates the final patina that would otherwise take some time to develop. 

6. Thermal Break Corten Steel Cladding

This steel cladding improves the thermal performance of the buildings it covers.

Great cladding materials not only look great but enhance the performance of the building itself. Thermal Break CORTEN STEEL Cladding from Brombal Oceania is one such material. It optimises the heat flow control between interiors and exteriors, making it easier to control the inside temperature in both summer and winter. 

7. Thermory Ash Timber Cladding

A special treatment process gives this timber cladding better dimensional stability and an enhanced appearance.

New treatment processes can take a classic cladding material and transform it into something even better, which is what Thermory Ash Timber Cladding from Timberline has accomplished. 

Thermory Ash is a white ash that has been treated in a specialist process — using only heat and steam — to improve its dimensional stability and durability. Post treatment, the ash ends up having a lower equilibrium moisture content, which decreases the chances of any warping or shape changing over time. It also gives the timber the highest durability rating any natural timber can achieve, class 1.

8. EuraDesign Decor Finishes

EuraDesign’s Decor finishes allow for anything to be printed on this aluminum cladding.

A cladding material that allowed you to print anything on it would surely count as futuristic, and that’s exactly what’s possible with EuraDesign Decor Finishes from Ambro Metals

Whether it’s an imagined design or emulation of something natural, Ambro Metals can turn the exterior of your home into anything desired by printing a custom design onto their coil or sheet aluminium cladding solution.

Browse Archipro’s full range of cladding materials or for more inspiration, check out some of our latest projects.

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8 futuristic cladding materials

8 futuristic cladding materials

In today’s cladding market, there are more material options than ever before.

Words by Blair Grant

While traditional cladding materials will always hold their charm, for some projects new and bold is the only option. If this is the case, choosing cladding becomes an exercise in finding materials that are novel, innovative and can offer an insight into the way of the future.

Here are eight futuristic cladding materials not to miss.

1. Prefa FX12 Panel

Light plays off the irregular canting on these aluminium panels in spectacular ways.

Irregular canting makes the Prefa FX12 panel an ever-changing sight to behold. The FX12 panel is a coil coated aluminium cladding material that appears almost like folded paper.

Every panel is unique thanks to the embossing process used in production. As the day progresses and the shifting light hits the facade with varying angles, a different look ensues.

Not only does the canting give the panels a unique aesthetic, it also reinforces their structural properties, creating a sought after solution.

Find out more about these unique panels from The Architectural Roofing Company (TARC).

2. Venetian Glass Bricks

Glass bricks can turn otherwise opaque structures into glittering crystalline wonders.

Red clay brick is a classic cladding material. But what if you could create the patterns of brickwork using a transparent material? That’s exactly what you can do with the Venetian glass bricks from Austral Bricks.

The bricks come in a variety of colours, as well as a number of finishes, including polished, natural and frosted. The finish in particular has a big impact on how the light coming through the brick is scattered, with the gloss finish allowing for mostly clear passage while the frosted gives more of a scattered glow.

3. Accoya Weatherboards

Accoya weatherboards can be finished in dark colours and have enhanced durability.

In times past, dark colours on timber-clad homes were out of the question; they simply absorbed too much of the sun’s energy and began to dry out, crack and warp.

But with new cladding materials with sophisticated treatments like Accoya weatherboards from ITI Timspec, dark colours on timber homes are now a possibility. Accoya is made from Radiata Pine which undergoes a proprietary acetylation process, altering the physical properties of the wood, creating a durable, stable product.

4. Rieder - FiberC 3D Cladding

These weather-hardy concrete panels make for a visually energetic facade.

Some of the most futuristic cladding materials are those that are crafted into a unique pattern that would otherwise be impossible with traditional materials. FiberC 3D cladding from The Tile People is a glassfibre reinforced concrete cladding material with a unique geometric patterned design. It’s stable, lightweight, and can withstand the rigours of the natural environment.

An interesting design option FiberC presents is being able to continue the exterior cladding to the interior of the house, opening up some unique design opportunities for creating new indoor-outdoor flows.

5. AURUBIS | Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper

Get the oxidised look straight away with Nordic Brown copper cladding.

Metal cladding almost always looks futuristic, but some products take time to develop into their final oxidised appearance.

If your design calls for a house that grows into its design, that’s okay, but pre-oxidised cladding can achieve the aesthetics you want immediately, with no need to wait. A great example of this is Aurubis Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper from Ambro Metals in which a factory process creates the final patina that would otherwise take some time to develop. 

6. Thermal Break Corten Steel Cladding

This steel cladding improves the thermal performance of the buildings it covers.

Great cladding materials not only look great but enhance the performance of the building itself. Thermal Break CORTEN STEEL Cladding from Brombal Oceania is one such material. It optimises the heat flow control between interiors and exteriors, making it easier to control the inside temperature in both summer and winter. 

7. Thermory Ash Timber Cladding

A special treatment process gives this timber cladding better dimensional stability and an enhanced appearance.

New treatment processes can take a classic cladding material and transform it into something even better, which is what Thermory Ash Timber Cladding from Timberline has accomplished. 

Thermory Ash is a white ash that has been treated in a specialist process — using only heat and steam — to improve its dimensional stability and durability. Post treatment, the ash ends up having a lower equilibrium moisture content, which decreases the chances of any warping or shape changing over time. It also gives the timber the highest durability rating any natural timber can achieve, class 1.

8. EuraDesign Decor Finishes

EuraDesign’s Decor finishes allow for anything to be printed on this aluminum cladding.

A cladding material that allowed you to print anything on it would surely count as futuristic, and that’s exactly what’s possible with EuraDesign Decor Finishes from Ambro Metals

Whether it’s an imagined design or emulation of something natural, Ambro Metals can turn the exterior of your home into anything desired by printing a custom design onto their coil or sheet aluminium cladding solution.

Browse Archipro’s full range of cladding materials or for more inspiration, check out some of our latest projects.

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8 futuristic cladding materials

8 futuristic cladding materials

In today’s cladding market, there are more material options than ever before.

Words by Blair Grant

While traditional cladding materials will always hold their charm, for some projects new and bold is the only option. If this is the case, choosing cladding becomes an exercise in finding materials that are novel, innovative and can offer an insight into the way of the future.

Here are eight futuristic cladding materials not to miss.

1. Prefa FX12 Panel

Light plays off the irregular canting on these aluminium panels in spectacular ways.

Irregular canting makes the Prefa FX12 panel an ever-changing sight to behold. The FX12 panel is a coil coated aluminium cladding material that appears almost like folded paper.

Every panel is unique thanks to the embossing process used in production. As the day progresses and the shifting light hits the facade with varying angles, a different look ensues.

Not only does the canting give the panels a unique aesthetic, it also reinforces their structural properties, creating a sought after solution.

Find out more about these unique panels from The Architectural Roofing Company (TARC).

2. Venetian Glass Bricks

Glass bricks can turn otherwise opaque structures into glittering crystalline wonders.

Red clay brick is a classic cladding material. But what if you could create the patterns of brickwork using a transparent material? That’s exactly what you can do with the Venetian glass bricks from Austral Bricks.

The bricks come in a variety of colours, as well as a number of finishes, including polished, natural and frosted. The finish in particular has a big impact on how the light coming through the brick is scattered, with the gloss finish allowing for mostly clear passage while the frosted gives more of a scattered glow.

3. Accoya Weatherboards

Accoya weatherboards can be finished in dark colours and have enhanced durability.

In times past, dark colours on timber-clad homes were out of the question; they simply absorbed too much of the sun’s energy and began to dry out, crack and warp.

But with new cladding materials with sophisticated treatments like Accoya weatherboards from ITI Timspec, dark colours on timber homes are now a possibility. Accoya is made from Radiata Pine which undergoes a proprietary acetylation process, altering the physical properties of the wood, creating a durable, stable product.

4. Rieder - FiberC 3D Cladding

These weather-hardy concrete panels make for a visually energetic facade.

Some of the most futuristic cladding materials are those that are crafted into a unique pattern that would otherwise be impossible with traditional materials. FiberC 3D cladding from The Tile People is a glassfibre reinforced concrete cladding material with a unique geometric patterned design. It’s stable, lightweight, and can withstand the rigours of the natural environment.

An interesting design option FiberC presents is being able to continue the exterior cladding to the interior of the house, opening up some unique design opportunities for creating new indoor-outdoor flows.

5. AURUBIS | Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper

Get the oxidised look straight away with Nordic Brown copper cladding.

Metal cladding almost always looks futuristic, but some products take time to develop into their final oxidised appearance.

If your design calls for a house that grows into its design, that’s okay, but pre-oxidised cladding can achieve the aesthetics you want immediately, with no need to wait. A great example of this is Aurubis Nordic Brown Pre Patinated Copper from Ambro Metals in which a factory process creates the final patina that would otherwise take some time to develop. 

6. Thermal Break Corten Steel Cladding

This steel cladding improves the thermal performance of the buildings it covers.

Great cladding materials not only look great but enhance the performance of the building itself. Thermal Break CORTEN STEEL Cladding from Brombal Oceania is one such material. It optimises the heat flow control between interiors and exteriors, making it easier to control the inside temperature in both summer and winter. 

7. Thermory Ash Timber Cladding

A special treatment process gives this timber cladding better dimensional stability and an enhanced appearance.

New treatment processes can take a classic cladding material and transform it into something even better, which is what Thermory Ash Timber Cladding from Timberline has accomplished. 

Thermory Ash is a white ash that has been treated in a specialist process — using only heat and steam — to improve its dimensional stability and durability. Post treatment, the ash ends up having a lower equilibrium moisture content, which decreases the chances of any warping or shape changing over time. It also gives the timber the highest durability rating any natural timber can achieve, class 1.

8. EuraDesign Decor Finishes

EuraDesign’s Decor finishes allow for anything to be printed on this aluminum cladding.

A cladding material that allowed you to print anything on it would surely count as futuristic, and that’s exactly what’s possible with EuraDesign Decor Finishes from Ambro Metals

Whether it’s an imagined design or emulation of something natural, Ambro Metals can turn the exterior of your home into anything desired by printing a custom design onto their coil or sheet aluminium cladding solution.

Browse Archipro’s full range of cladding materials or for more inspiration, check out some of our latest projects.

Top banner image credit: Austral Bricks

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