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06/11/2018
Inspired by the aesthetics of the historic towns of northeast Scotland and the performance of traditional Scottish slate roofing, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 slate has been specified and installed by three housebuilders for the roofing at Chapelton – a new £1 billion town being built from scratch near Aberdeen. The largest of three new large-scale […]
05/10/2018
When Shauna Cameron Architect required a product that could replicate the aesthetics of Scottish slate for the Atlantic Islands Centre, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate was the ideal solution. Located in Cullipool on the Isle of Luing, Scotland, the Atlantic Islands Centre sits on the periphery of an old quarry pond on the site […]
10/09/2018
When building planning requested the use of natural slate for the roofing of Lansdowne House, a large contemporary property in Cambridge, CUPA 12 slate, which is both cost-effective and met the required finish, proved the perfect product for the job. Homeowners Tim and Moira Ewbank had looked into using Welsh slate for this sophisticated new-build […]
06/09/2018
Damgan, in the French Britanny, has developed an important seaside tourism growth since the 1950s. Taking advantage of its geographical location, close to the Vilaine estuary, the city has many villas and hotels to accommodate tourists. In this context, the agency Anima Architects created in 2017 a housing complex of 12 second homes. The use […]

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31/07/2018
Haut Pays Bigouden, in French Brittany, currently has 10 municipalities and almost 18,000 inhabitants. In 2015, the community decided to expand its facilities and gather its administrative services in one place: Pouldreuzic. Here the architect Pierre Brulé, with marked humanistic and environmental values, proposed a bold solution to lead this project: an expansion and restructuring […]
27/07/2018
The rustic style is fashionable. It is present in projects of all kinds, throughout the world, conferring a unique identity but always preserving the charm of traditional architecture. In this architectural trend, natural materials, such as natural slate, stone or wood, are the real protagonists, generating a home environment of great serenity. Rustic houses usually […]
02/07/2018
Stäfa is a small town located in the canton of Zurich, near the Zurich Lake. Placed within this beautiful natural site is Skyfall. This 3 tier project is situated on a hill offering spectacular views of the natural surroundings. Skyfall is 305 m2 in size and consists of 3 individual one level apartments. The apartments […]
26/06/2018
Located in Crach, in the French region of Britanny, this 164 m2 modern project, with a winter garden, was designed for being the habitual residence of a couple and hosting guests. It stands out for its location and the comfort provided during all the year.  To integrate the project into the natural environment, a heritage […]

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