Rainscreen cladding

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about rainscreen cladding

Project • By AluinventSports Centres

DVTK Arena

Aluinvent collaborated with Kingspan to deliver a 2000m2 facade to the DVTK multifunction sports complex. Aluinvent’s LO & LO2 panels provided a bold finished aesthetic, mounted on a console railing system fixed directly to the Kingspan sandwich panels. The two products compliment each other providing excellent thermal efficiency for the building. The finished facade is continuous and unbroken. This is thanks to the use of Aluinvent’s LO2 panels which allow light and air to penetrate through the open celled structure without having to cut large voids to accommodate window cavities and venting outlets. Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption More

Project • By WR-APHousing

Dainton Cottage

An extension by Richmond based architects practice WR-AP revitalises an early 20th century ‘Arts and Crafts’ style cottage, marrying traditional design with sleek modern architecture to create a light filled living space that remains sympathetic to the charm of the property’s original features.  Caption Caption The intention was to renovate the existing cottage to a high standard, whilst retaining its character and the best of the original attributes, along with the addition of a new double storey living space. The extension strives to compliment the cottage through the use of traditional building techniques along with “The deliberate use of exposed raw materials such as concrete, brick, timber and co... More
USI Kinesiology - ARRIS-clip Stone Cafe
USI Kinesiology - ARRIS-clip Stone Cafe
Arriscraft ARRIS-clip Cafe
Arriscraft ARRIS-clip sample installation

Project • By ArriscraftUniversities

University of Southern Indiana Kinesiology

The University of Southern Indiana chose Arriscraft’s ARRIS-clip (thin-clad) Rainscreen Stone as they envisioned a modern facility that acknowledged and honored the older stone buildings on campus and also set a new course for the school moving into the future.   According to Cannon Design:  this pivotal project for the University of Southern Indiana expanded and renovated the Physical Activities Center (PAC) to create a new building that serves as a campus icon, enhances student and student-athlete recruitment and bolsters athletics and associated academics programs   The building design employs light, geometry and texture to unite the surrounding campus areas and connect the building to key pedestrian paths. The p... More

Product • By ArriscraftARRIS-tile Thin Stone

ARRIS-tile Thin Stone

Renaissance ARRIS-tile thin stone is a complement product to Arriscraft's Renaissance masonry units offering identical colours and finishes and is also a stand alone thin stone cladding product. ARRIS-tile units are only 3/4" thick (with 1-3/8" available), making it a lightweight solution. This thin adhered veneer stone is simply adhered to a suitable solide substrate, for exterior and interior applications.  Arriscraft's calcium silicate thin stone is made using only natural materials - sand and lime (plus colour pigments). The unique manufacturing process replicates how stone is created in the earth - the raw elements bind naturally to create an inherently strong and fine grain stone. Arriscraft products offer the natural aesthetics... More

Product • By Spring ValleyOpus Pro Fiber Cement

Opus Pro

Opus Pro is a non-combustible fiber cement panel manufactured in Italy. It is available in 12 colours ranging from neutral to vibrant. To add interest to any cladding project, 6 unique surface textures are available to choose from More

Product • By TaktlTAKTL A|UHPC®


Since introducing Architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete (A|UHPC®) in 2011, TAKTL has been part of a rapidly growing movement toward prefabricated wall assemblies and modular construction. Why TAKTL? Large format, 5/8” thick A|UHPC panels with two layers of alkali-resistant glass mesh, high impact resistance, outstanding freeze-thaw performance and superior flexural strength. A wide range of aesthetics, from the appearance of natural stone to high relief cast textures and a 180,000 ft2  automated plant that can execute large projects with challenging delivery requirements. All supported by an experienced technical team, well versed in unitized envelope design. More

Product • By BendheimDecorative Glass Rainscreen Systems

Decorative Glass Rainscreen Systems

Bendheim Wall Systems’ rainscreens can dramatically change the appearance of an otherwise structurally sound building and preserve it for years to come. Installing decorative rainscreens over the existing façade is a far less costly process than traditional demolition, repair, and re-glazing of exterior skins. They can be installed without accessing the building interior, disrupting occupants, or interrupting normal building operations. There are multiple functional and aesthetic benefits to choosing Bendheim Wall Systems’ decorative glass rainscreens: from the ability to completely transform the appearance of a building through elegant decorative glass to ease of installation and maintenance. With a couple of simple actions, Bendheim... More

Product • By Cupa PizarrasCUPACLAD® 201 Vanguard

CUPACLAD® 201 Vanguard

Characterised by its contemporary design, the CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD rainscreen cladding system marries large format slates with stainless steel clips, creating a clean, modern combination.   The CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD system is part of the CUPACLAD® 201 series, which includes systems with visible fixings. Associating natural slate with steel gives the facade a unique touch of modernity.   Our CUPACLAD® systems flaunt the extraordinary natural properties of slate, helping to improve the efficiency of any building and giving it a unique personality.   The CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD rainscreen cladding system stands out due to its stainless steel clips, which are slightly visible at the bottom, contrasting... More

Project • By Cupa PizarrasPrivate Houses


This is how Scadinavian design looks like. This family home is a perfect combination of energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort and design. Developped by Novaform Arkitekterne, the “future house” combines natural materials to get the highest efficiency. The natural slate rainscreen cladding system named CUPACLAD® has an extremely low heat transfer coefficient, and in combination with an insulation layer, means less heat loss overall from the structure. CUPACLAD® solutions are lightweight, easy to install and they help to create a modern building appearance. In new constructions and in renovation works, CUPACLAD® slate cladding systems can be adapted to every architectural design. The use of highly durable tectonic slate, new fixing s... More

Project • By Cupa PizarrasApartments

Apartment buildings in Fredericia

CUPACLAD® 201 was the perfect cladding system for this contemporary residential complex. These innovative ventilated façade systems create a modern look to these buildings while offering a sustainable cladding solution. STYLE AN INNOVATION FOR A DANISH RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX These apartment buildings are located in Fredericia, in the eastern part of Denmark. In order to get a unique character but also a durable building, the façades of these modern dwellings were covered with the natural slate rainscreen cladding systems CUPACLAD®. For this project, the architects chose CUPACLAD® 201, identified by the use of stainless steel visible fixings. The contrast between natural slate and steel gives this cladding an exclusive contemporary... More

Product • By Cupa PizarrasCUPACLAD® 101 Logic

CUPACLAD® 101 Logic

Featuring simple, balanced design, our CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC rainscreen cladding system puts the texture and sheen of our natural slates right to the fore.   The CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC system is part of the CUPACLAD® 101 series, made up of systems with invisible fixings that make our natural slate the main attraction of a facade.   The 101 series also includes CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM and CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL natural slate cladding systems..   Our CUPACLAD® cladding systems enable you to improve the efficiency of any building without forgoing unique, elegant, natural design.   The CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC rainscreen cladding system gives any facade balance, combines ideally with other materials an... More

Product • By RockpanelRockpanel Metals

Rockpanel Metals

The age of the industrial revolution is long gone, but the style still remains. More popular than ever, even residential buildings are opting for this hard working industrial look. Order your samples here Give your building extra shine and lustre with the contemporary and industrial finish of Rockpanel Metals. The metallic sheen plays with the light to create unexpected colours and effects. Rockpanel Metals comes in multiple high-grade designs and gives any facade an elegant and sophisticated look. The Rockpanel Metals boards are produced from compressed natural basalt, a sustainable and readily available volcanic rock and bonded with an organic binder from which all Rockpanel products derive their unique properties. The products combine... More

Product • By Cupa PizarrasCUPACLAD® 101 Random

CUPACLAD® 101 Random

The CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM rainscreen cladding system revolutionises natural slate cladding installation by combining different slate sizes to generate a dynamic, creative composition.   The CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM system is part of the CUPACLAD® 101 series, made up of systems with invisible fixings that make our natural slate the main attraction of a facade.   The CUPACLAD® 101 series also includes CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC and CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL natural slate cladding systems.   Our CUPACLAD® cladding systems take advantage of the properties of natural slate to improve the efficiency of any facade without forgoing elegant, creative design.   Our CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM rainscreen cladding... More

Product • By Cupa PizarrasCUPACLAD® 101 Parallel

CUPACLAD® 101 Parallel

CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL is a rainscreen cladding system with aligned joints, generating a homogeneous composition that highlights the unique personality of our natural slates.   CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL shares its invisible fixing system with the rest of the CUPACLAD® 101 series, letting the slate become the main feature in any facade..   The CUPACLAD® 101 series also includes CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC and CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM natural slate cladding systems.   CUPACLAD® systems make the most of slate’s natural properties and offer an efficient, sustainable rainscreen cladding solution with a personality-packed design.   The CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL system offers an innovative style base... More

Product • By RockpanelROCKPANEL A2


Reducing the risk from fire is an increasingly important issue in the building industry. The features of the Rockpanel A2 board bring a fresh dimension to facade cladding design; combining high levels of fire safety with the broadest range of aesthetic finishes and RAL colours available on the market from a single manufacturer.Established for their durability, versatility and variety, the standard ‘Durable’ Rockpanel boards already achieve European fire classification B-s2, d0 (in accordance with EN 13501-2). Applied on an aluminium or steel supporting structure and fixed with blind rivets, the premium ‘A2’ boards meet the requirements for European fire class A2-s1, d0, and can be classified as non-combustible according to national building... More