Concrete skin vintage
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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi and the authentic beauty of the natural raw materials, a surface was developed that reflects the true nature of the materials based on the concept of “refined nature”. Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic concept that is closely associated with Japan and Zen Buddhism – the culture of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, which is reflected in a freedom of shapes, colours and formal simplicity.
The lively surface of the panels’ characteristic of concrete is restored using an interplay of shades and cloud effects. The natural imperfection and visual irregularity of the vintage panels gives the façade a unique appearance, as no slab is like another.
The material is especially suitable for façade cladding.