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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. […]
24/06/2019
At CUPA PIZARRAS we track every step of our productive process. Our natural slate undergoes comprehensive quality control from extraction to manufacturing and packaging in the transformation units. Therefore, every CUPA natural slate pallet has a unique barcode that provides the products full traceability. Our strict quality control and traceability procedure allows us to monitor […]

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26/04/2019
A rainscreen cladding is the most efficient cladding system for construction envelope purposes nowadays. A building solution that perfectly fits into the current sustainable architecture trends; whose installation is easier than it seems. Would you like to know how a rainscreen cladding system works and which are its advantages? Keep reading! A poor façade insulation […]
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 […]
01/04/2019
These small triangular houses cladded with CUPA 12 natural roofing slate are part of the Zen Garden Resort located in Zánka (Hungary). A roofing and cladding project that we’ve done in collaboration with our official distributor in Hungary, Tető Horn Kft. Just like our slates, every architectural project designed with this natural material is unique. […]
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