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26/06/2020
CUPA PIZARRAS produces enough natural slate every year to circle the earth twice. Our products end up on projects all around the world, like this fascinating private gated community in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photo: Gavin James Roofing Natural slate is not commonly used in New Zealand, where it is found mainly on public buildings in […]
13/05/2020
Very few cities in the world can be proud to have views of two oceans. Here, in the Rondebosch suburb of Cape Town in South Africa, is located this centenarian library, which has been recently renovated with CUPA 98 natural slate. Rondebosch library was originally designed by George Murray Alexander in 1899 to become the […]
17/02/2020
Humboldt Park is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Chicago. At the Fairfield Avenue there is a house that has undergone a radical change to become one of the coolest buildings in the area. Following an ‘Adaptive Reuse’, the transformation gave it a second life and a new purpose. Originally, the property hosted a noisy […]
20/01/2020
The Milwaukee City Hall was finished in 1895. The bell tower was 108 meters high, at the time the second-tallest structure in the United States behind the Washington Monument. Since then, it has been the marketing symbol of the city until the construction of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo by James Steakley More than a […]

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19/12/2019
COS is a global contemporary fashion brand. When they were designing the new shop in the centre of Seoul, they had one thing crystal clear: the store should have an innovative image to meet the expectations of the brand’s clients. COS Korea had an image in mind and suggested RnK Design architectural study a new […]
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. […]
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