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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
25/04/2019
The design of this outstanding Sport and Conference Center in Felcsút is inspired by organic architecture, an architectural philosophy which seeks a balance between human habitation and the natural world, and its roof is covered with our CUPA 12 natural roofing slate. This impressive centre was designed by the well-known Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz (1935-2011), […]
23/04/2019
Slate can be as modern as traditional, and this boomerang-shaped slate roof is a great example of this versatility. This unusual roof has been created with 900m2 of HEAVY 3 natural roofing slate and covers an award-winning country house in Stirlingshire. Heavy 3 was chosen because of its resistance and durability as it provides a […]
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