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08/11/2019
The ninth CUPACLAD design opts for vertical rectangles as a basis for creating modern projects with clean and simple lines. The straight lines simplicity rationalizes the design, while the slate stylizes the result. Our CUPACLAD ventilated façade system provides a sustainable, energy efficiency. CUPACLAD Design upright technical details SLATE SIZE FORMAT NOMINAL THICKNESS 50×25 Rectangular […]
01/10/2019
Built on an island in the middle of the Indre river in the 16th century, the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau presents a subtle blend of traditional French construction and Italian Renaissance decor. A comprehensive project For 4 years, the “Azay Renaissance” project, led by the French Centre for National Monuments, has revolved around its 3 main pillars […]
01/10/2019
Designed by the neo-classical architect, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the French Military Academy (l’Ecole Militaire) was founded by King Louis XV in 1751. The buildings, which are jointly classified as Historical Monuments, are of great architectural quality: expert stereotomy with large cut stone, sculpted ornamentation and slate roofing. A long-term project The vast restoration and upgrading process […]
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 […]

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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. […]
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. […]
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