TERRA COTTA CLADDING SOLUTIONS
Innovative, Best-in-Class, Classic.
Lopresti Cotto Solutions is proud to represent Manetti Gusmano & Figli for the American market. The leading, 8 generations strong, Italian manufacturer of authentic and traditional terra cotta (also referred to as cotto). We're here to connect you with centuries worth of tradition and art in terra cotta manufacturing.
The terra cotta sunscreen maintains a physical distance on all sides to the existing building. Completely transparent, it is screened from the natural light by a shell of terracotta elements measuring 40x40 cm, glazed in carmine red, with a load-bearing structure in paired steel section bars.
This “diaphragm wall,” articulated by the elements' free rotation, acts as a partition between the inside and the outside.
Designers from studio ABDR planned The new Opera House with a terra cotta "skin" finish to bring the concept of lightness in an architectural balance between full and empty to the forefront. This bespoke system is a dry-laid wall with mechanical anchoring systems. The final design resulted in a terra cotta skin with 15x32x5 cm tiles glazed in iridescent blue-green: the most exciting result is the different shades of color that the material gains when exposed to daylight.