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12/04/2021
Heavy 3 slate has been used to rebuild a previously run-down village hall, into An Talla Loch Ness Visitor Centre, a visitor gateway to Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. The renovation project used Heavy 3 slate for its similarities, aesthetically and characteristically, to the traditional Scottish Ballachulish. Part of a £2.5 million project, the […]
25/02/2021
A number of pre-existing farm structures have been reconstructed using our HEAVY 3 natural slate in order to house this new Scottish whisky distillery, Ardross. Located in the scenic Averon Valley, the project involved the refurbishment and extension of an old farm, retaining the original 19th-century steading buildings, farmhouse and cottages. Existing stone and slate […]
06/08/2020
Summer has arrived and although it hasn’t been a typical year, with many plans being cancelled or postponed, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it and embrace this time for a well-deserved break. Let’s look to the future and get some holiday inspiration through exploring some truly stunning properties that have adopted the use of […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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