Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Exclusive Wall Cladding used for Villa in Deurne, The Netherlands by Van den Ven Architekten
September 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Van den Ven Architekten
A modern and beautiful dream villa with Barroco Stone Panels. For a renovation project Van den Ven Architekten chose for the partial covering of the façade of a villa with the Barroco Modern Coppergrey to give the villa a more modern look. The project is situated in a nature rich environment in a Dutch village. The architect wanted to integrate the villa with its surroundings but at the same time realize a villa that is modern and one with the nature. The choice is therefore logical to use natural materials. The use of the Barroco Stone Panels enables these features and now the villa integrates perfectly with its surroundings. The choice of using the Barroco Modern Copper grey is because of its color pallets blend perfectly with the villa in its environment and make the villa look astonishing and modern.
The Barroco Stone Panels exists of pieces natural stone that are glued together to form the patented panel shape. Because of the pre fabrication of such panels it is very easy to use and ideally for key-turn projects that needs to be renovated quickly but will also shorten labor time when applying the Barroco Stone Panels for any façade or wall. The idea of such stone veneers already exists for quite some time. But no other company has really been successful inventing a panel that would be unrecognizable after usage. The best way to make the panel shape invisible is supplying each stone strip separately. But because this would incur a great deal of labor time and as such result in higher labor costs it is a challenge for companies to meet the demands of both the client and the contractor: supplying the material that would realise the most beautiful natural stone wall but at the same time would not cost more for contractors to apply these natural stone veneers.
We are proud to say to be the first ever company to invest and redesign the panel shape to such that no panel will be recognizable once used. Barroco is the foremost choice when it comes to high-quality natural stone veneers. As a natural stone veneer specialist, we continuously strive towards the very best quality and the nicest result. This company vision has led to our patented panel shape. This exclusive panel shape allows for the realisation of Barroco walls that look even more natural and stunning. A Barroco wall permits you to create a space that does not only look atmospheric, but remains modern and authentic at the same time.
The most beautiful of natural stones are used in the production of Barroco natural stone veneers. These stones are selected alongside the manufacturer’s specialists. Barroco’s natural stone veneers are especially designed and patented to realise a wall in which the panels are unrecognisable. This panel shape has added angles, contrary to regular shapes. These angled shapes ensure an even more seamless connection between the panels and the end-result will be that much nicer and more natural. The size of one such panel with double interlock is 55 cm x 15 cm. Inextricably linked to a Barroco wall are the atmospheric shadow effects. These shadow effects are visible because a great deal of relief is present. All Barroco natural stone veneers have a thickness ranging from 1,5 cm to 2,5 cm to 3,5 cm depending on the type of natural stone. Special corner elements exist for corners that need to be dressed with Barroco natural stone veneers.
These elements will ensure that any corner receives the same look and finish as the actual main wall. The corner elements can only be produced when the natural stone veneers are of sufficient thickness. Manufacturing double interlock panels is a process of true craftsmanship and subject to a very extensive procedure. This procedure consists of several phases of gluing, drying and sawing. Each panel is glued and dried three times and sawed up to a minimum of eight times. Barroco natural stone veneers have a minimum thickness of 1,5 cm. This keeps the chances of adhesive leakage on the front side of a panel to a minimum, as opposed to the thinner natural stone veneers.
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