martedì 31 marzo 2015

Timeless elegance

A waterfront designer villa in the Dutch municipality of Westland has recently been given a timeless elegance thanks to a high-tech façade cladding made of DuPont™ Corian®.

The façades at Villa New Water in Westland, with their beautifully rounded shapes, are a real eyecatcher. DuPont™ Corian® was used for both the horizontal and vertical surfaces. All the edges of the terraces and the minimalistic casings of the sleek sunscreens have also been produced in the Cameo White colour.

As architect Koen Olthuis from Waterstudio.NL in Rijswijk explains “Building at a waterfront means special building requirements and DuPont™ Corian® is the ideal solution for these difficult conditions. After a time, stucco work always becomes unsightly, but this product is completely impervious to moisture and the effects of weather. Decades from now, this façade will still look as good as it did on the day it was made. It is practical and efficient, even if the building isn’t on the waterfront.”

DuPont™ Corian® has been used as an external façade cladding for years and more and more architects are now discovering the possibilities of this material. In the Netherlands, there are already a number of prestigious projects and, apart from this waterfront villa, examples include a housing complex in Breda and a business premises in Utrecht. Internationally too, many sensational façade projects have been realised using this material.
(project and photo by Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL, all rights reserved.)

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