EQUITONE Fibre Cement Façades

By Architects, For Architects

EQUITONE Fibre Cement Façades are through-colored facade materials designed by and for architects. Fibre cement is a cement composite material that consists of cement, cellulose and mineral materials, reinforced by a visible matrix. Nothing else. The EQUITONE material comes in a maximum panel size of 4′ x 10′. Panels can be transformed into any size or shape and can be perforated or printed. Visible and invisible rainscreen fixing methods include riveting, screwing and bonding on metal or wood supporting frames.

Every EQUITONE panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material. No matter what design options you explore, the through-colored nature of EQUITONE assures crisp, monolithic details.

Fibre Cement Production

Fibre cement combines the basic elements of the earth: mineral materials, water, air and fire (heat) in a simple filtration process. The production process makes each panel unique with an individual fibre cement texture. Most EQUITONE façade materials are not treated with artificial color coatings, giving the through colored materials a raw, unfinished character.

History of EQUITONE Fibre Cement Façade Panels

  • In the 1950´s leading architects like Walter Gropius pioneered the use of coated fibre cement panels using the ventilated facade (rainscreen) system.
  • In 1987 Herzog & De Meuron created the Ricola storage building in Laufen using uncoated fibre cement panels. The resulting shutter facade, making a reference to the cardboard boxes inside, inspired the industrial development of raw untreated fibre cement materials.
  • Today EQUITONE has a full range of through colored, untreated fibre cement materials. Leading architects such as Souto De Moura, Herman Hertzberger, Delugan Meissl and others have explored and transformed the EQUITONE materials into remarkable façade designs.
EQUITONE [materia] cement fibre facade Modern Materials

EQUITONE [materia]

EQUITONE [materia] is a through colored façade material that accentuates the beauty of fibre cement. The material encompasses the characteristics of cement, whereas the fibres render its surface textured yet velvety. The ever-changing atmosphere gives the material natural subtle shade variations. The material comes in large panel sizes and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site.

EQUITONE [linea] Cement Facade Modern Materials

EQUITONE [linea]

EQUITONE [linea] is a unique 3D shaped, through-colored façade material that plays with light and shadow. EQUITONE [linea] displays a linear texture that highlights the raw inner texture of the core fibre cement material. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives the facade material a different aspect. The material comes in large panel sizes and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, the through-colored nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details. Both visible and invisible fixing options exist for EQUITONE [linea].

EQUITONE [tectiva] Cement Facade Modern Materials

EQUITONE [tectiva]

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through-colored façade material, characterized by a sanded surface and naturally occurring hues within the material. Every tectiva panel is unique, strongly expressing the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in a maximum panel size of 4′ x10′ and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, the through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.

EQUITONE [materia] cement fibre facade Modern Materials

EQUITONE [natura]

EQUITONE [natura] is a through-colored façade material. Every EQUITONE [natura] panel is unique, subtly displaying the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in large panel sizes and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, the through-colored nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.

EQUITONE [pictura] cement fibre facade Modern Materials

EQUITONE [pictura]

EQUITONE [pictura] is an eternit fibre cement façade material with an ultra-matt architectural finish. Thousands of custom-matched matt project colours are available on request. The material comes in large panel sizes and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. The material can also be perforated or printed. No matter what design options you explore EQUITONE [pictura] is ideal for crisp detailing.

Contact Bob Cujé for Specs, Budget Numbers, Samples – 303-779-0321
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