These terracotta rainscreens are here from Shildan in response to demand for larger format panels. They are designed to enable drainage and evaporation of rainwater and allows for building design to include rainwater penetration prevention. Instead of eliminating the opening that allows water in, the rainscreen prevents the process that that drives water through the opening by allowing air to circulate behind the panels.
The Shildan/Moeding LONGOTON® terracotta façade system combines the natural (antiquated) look of terracotta with the modern and technologically advanced rainscreen system. The panels are available in ten different lengths, 16 standard natural colours, four shapes, various finishes, but custom colours, shapes and glazing are also offered.
The extruded double leaf terracotta panels are reinforced with a chain of internal I-beam supports. The panels can be used both vertically and horizontally depending on design needs and their ease of maintenance (requiring only to be washed with water) make them suitable for industrial, residential and commercial projects.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2019.