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CUPACLAD: Natural slate rainscreen cladding system

17 Sep 2021

CUPACLAD: sustainable and contemporary façades

New buildings are more energy efficient, sustainable and long-lasting. In order to meet these demands, innovative solutions are emerging – like CUPACLAD, the ultimate natural slate rainscreen cladding system.

CUPACLAD 101 Natural slate rainscreen cladding system
photo : J. Michael Worthington

CUPACLAD Natural slate rainscreen cladding systems solutions

Rainscreen cladding is considered to be the best solution for construction envelope purposes nowadays. CUPACLAD adds natural slate as an external layer, providing its wonderful qualities and striking aesthetics.

Natural slate is one of the most environmentally friendly materials on the market, whose transformation process avoids harmful Co2 emissions. Every CUPACLAD slate is split and selected according to strict quality criteria.

CUPACLAD was specially designed to achieve an exceptional performance whilst keeping the building cool in summer and temperate in winter. That’s why it will help you to achieve sustainability certifications such as LEED or the Passive house standard.

There is always a team of experts from CUPA PIZARRAS, the world leader in natural slate, at your disposal to help you develop any design idea you may have. They will accompany you through the entire process, from conception to installation.

CUPACLAD: Natural slate rainscreen cladding design
photo : Jeffrey Totar

Furthermore, you can attend online courses where experts from CUPA PIZARRAS will explain the secrets of natural slate rainscreen cladding systems and show you what can be achieved with CUPACLAD. There is an RIBA approved CPD if you are from the UK and an AIA course if you live in the US.

CUPACLAD: Natural slate rainscreen cladding homes
photo : Nivelarte

The striking and contemporary aesthetics of CUPACLAD is winning the hearts of architects around the world, and we can already enjoy a selection of exquisite projects.

In this contemporary renovation in London, the designers chose CUPACLAD 101 Logic, a system with invisible fixings which makes natural slate the main attraction of a façade. The top half of the building was designed as a contemporary mansard, to create the illusion that is falling.

The architects opted for CUPACLAD 101 Random to build this Southern New Hampshire faculty. This system is synonymous with creativity and gives any façade a playful touch. The dynamism created by the different sizes of the Random natural slates is irresistible.

CUPACLAD Natural slate rainscreen cladding system building
photograph : Nivelarte

Whereas, CUPACLAD 201 Vanguard is the main character of this bank in Denmark. This option offers visible fixing, reducing even more the installation time. Natural slate seemed the most suitable cladding material for resisting the oceanic climate of this Danish city.

CUPACLAD Natural slate rainscreen cladding system
photo : Nivelarte

CUPACLAD has been selected for many other important projects within many cultural and historic buildings of interest, modern architecture or the construction or renovation of traditional housing.

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