Texturized rain screen cladding (163)

The ceramist Cumella produces this elegant ceramic cladding, according to a design that evokes traditional wooden-slat sun-protections in Barcelona.

Even though the cladding evokes slats, it is not a sun filtering element; it is an outer layer of a rain screen façade that, intermittently, encloses the building either passing close to the wall or liberating an external open space. This depends on functional requirements. 

Perhaps it is a pity not to have combined this ribbed ceramic cladding with slats made of the same material. Be that as it is, we congratulate the decision to resort to a textured cladding instead of the far too common flat clay panels.

Residential building

Carrer Nàpols 236
08013 Barcelona
Finishing material: 

Ph 1-3 Sistema Masa

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Plan drawing DDA Architects

Technical documentation: