Cahill Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Product: Swisspearl rainscreen cladding, Carat SL

Architect: Thom Mayne, Morphosis, Culver City, California

Swisspearl façade systems which provide the ultimate technology of uninterrupted rear ventilation. This fully developed and proven cladding system effectively protects the building structure and allows important energy savings in hot and cold climates.

Giant Interactive Corporate Headquarters

Product: Swisspearl, Carat SL and Xpressiv

Architect: Thom Mayne, Morphosis, Culver City, California

City Life Residential Apartments

Brescia, Italy

Product: Swisspearl rainscreen cladding façade

These residential apartment blocks in Brescia, Italy showcase a flamboyant rainscreen cladding façade which was achieved by Swisspearl.

“What strikes one immediately is the flamboyant treatment of the façades. By subdividing the four-storey blocks into distinct vertical sections, each with its own articulation, colour, texture and form, not only is a playful, light-hearted aesthetic crafted, but the scale of the project is also dramatically reduced. A bold collage effect has been created by the patchwork use of different blue Swisspearl cement composite panels, shingled in places, or with fine vertical timber cladding and undulating shiny ceramic tiles. By varying the roof heights and alternating mono pitch and flat roofs, the silhouette of the clipped-eave blocks forms a lively contour line against the sky. The forward and backward shifting of the façades also fragments the long panels, which would otherwise risk being monolithic.”

Extract from Swisspearl Architecture, Edition 20 by Anna Roos.