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12/09/2019
The word facade originally comes from the Italian word “facciata”, and is defined as the outside or all of the external faces of a building. The term is frequently used to refer just to the main or front face of a house. Along with the roof, it is one of the most important elements of […]
11/09/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS provided its natural slate to be used for the roof of Tokyo train station. Today, around 300,000 slates cover this building located near the Imperial Palace grounds. Tokyo Station is in Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district. It is the busiest station in Japan in terms of transit, with around 3,000 trains passing through it every day. […]
14/08/2019
A listed building in the seaside town of Helensburgh required a complete re-roof in order to accommodate new luxury apartments. Due to strict planning restrictions, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 slate was specified due to its close resemblance to the original Scottish slate used on the project. Built in the 1860’s and extended by celebrated Scottish […]
18/07/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS’ versatile Heavy 3 natural slate has been specified to deliver a traditional aesthetic to a unique contemporary residential property in the Bearsden conservation area. Located in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden, the Gables is a bespoke, detached five-bedroom family home that features extensive use of glazing and a modern open layout to achieve […]

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Dr. Joan Walsh BSc in Geology from the University of Glasgow
10/07/2019
This is an age of great concern about the environment and climate change. We are continually reading in the media of the impact of increased global temperature and changes in the world’s climate. The predicted effects are wide ranging, from higher sea levels, due in part to melting glaciers, to increased intensity and frequency of […]
03/07/2019
Natural slate rainscreen cladding CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL will cover the façades of the Fairfield Library in Richmond, Virginia (USA). Works are still in progress, but the project is so stunning we wanted to share it with you already! This huge library will house hundreds of computers and will be as impressive on the inside as […]
25/06/2019
The zigzag pattern of CUPACLAD® Design ARROW projects energy and dynamism. This slate rainscreen cladding design takes a simple rhomboid format to create a sense of movement. Each line of slates points at the opposite direction to create infinite arrows that move back and forth, providing a dynamic design to both horizontal and vertical buildings. […]
24/06/2019
At CUPA PIZARRAS we track every step of our productive process. Our natural slate undergoes comprehensive quality control from extraction to manufacturing and packaging in the transformation units. Therefore, every CUPA natural slate pallet has a unique barcode that provides the products full traceability. Our strict quality control and traceability procedure allows us to monitor […]
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