Insulating and renovating in beautiful colours
The way a building looks changes completely with new outside insulation. Curtained facades with an air gap lend new proportions to a building, whereas ETICS systems make all original proportions almost unfathomable. The old identity of the building is lost. So what comes instead
Our colour schemes preserve the identity of your buildings/objects and harmoniously lead them into the future.
This is due to the fact that we visually design the whole building volume, not only the surface. Additionally we don’t only think about creating monotone effects, but instead strive to create references and interactions. For example, we would never cover the building structure with far too bright, colourless plaster, just to jazz up the then monotone look of the building with colourful highlights. It’s not about just ‘quickly preparing’ the building, but rather to ensure the building shows a modern look for the next 20 years.
We are aware of the fact that is hard for modern ETICS systems to ‘age with grace’.
Even if they seem smooth and elegant when the scaffolding comes off, after a relatively short amount of time and the effects of wind and weather, they usually look comparatively bad. We take these ageing processes into account during the planning stages of the project! When it comes to long-lasting attractiveness of your building, you’re in good hands with us.
Not a single colour, but rather the entire colour family sets the tone.
Only with graded colour schemes a building can be integrated into its surroundings.
Hence why a yellow house for us is a building with differentiated yellow and ochre tones ranging from light to dark, from bright to muted, cooler and warmer colour tones. Additionally in most cases a second or third colour family comes into play, to round off the total effect.
We integrate the building into its surroundings; at the same time we look for possibilities to make it stand out.
This happens, where it makes sense to carry out such an integration, and where it would seem harmonious. Because trying to attract attention, simply to attract attention without any logic, plan or idea behind it, should never be the goal of any design. However, every ensemble needs elements of strength and importance, to create hierarchies in the field of view and to revitalise the total effect.
Polychromatic buildings are interesting in every sort of light.
In the dazzling light of a cloudless summers day
colour graded buildings possess enough darkness and colour strength, to prevent the colours from fading. In comparison to that, light buildings produce only a very pale, weak overall impression in such a light and their colour scheme usually seems weak and indecisive.
On grey and slightly diffuse November days,
the muted play of colours will bring to live the tender nuances.
In snow-covered landscapes of winter,
polychromatic buildings have the task to provide colourful “basic colour supply” for the visual senses, without becoming an intrusive self-exposer, possibly overcharging someone looking at the building.
Depending on the time of day and colour of the light,
colourfully differentiated buildings provide several different looks. You will always discover something new and rediscover the building on a daily basis.
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