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The Beauty of Architectural Art

An intelligential architecture needs to combine natural landscape and art. Otherwise, even if the appearance is grand, it is only a cold architecture. Elegant, simple, unsophisticated and novel terracotta panel reveals the art in the architecture in realistic way to fill it with artistic sense.

The sharp metal plate and cold stone can no longer meet the requirements of the society in this times calling for nature, harmony and warmth. The terracotta panel is simple, unsophisticated but gorgeous, solemn and elegant, making architectures warm and harmonious. Placing ourselves in it, hearts can be cleared and mind can fly.

The achievement of great architectures requires vitality, humanistic and harmony with nature. Natural materials are environmental with low-carbon. Mild color indicates elegance in common, contains connotation in simplicity and grace and exudes endless architectural vitality.

Terracotta panel has hard nature, neat and beautiful appearance, unique humanistic feelings and attraction from outside to inside. It is simple but grand, vigorous but restrained and couples hardness and softness, making architectures radiate human air of elegance and humbleness.

The roughness & delicateness and diamonds & lines are not limited by routine, don’t comply with commonness and combine individuality and characteristics. Terracotta panel demonstrates the beauty of architectural art with its unique glamour and manifests the height of architectural temperament with its generousness and smartness.

AboutLOPO China Corporation

LOPO China Corporation is the most professional China manufacturer for terracotta wall facade panels, terracotta baguette, terracotta louver, terracotta wall tiles and terracotta bricks and floor heating system in Asia.

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Application of Terracotta Panel Curtain Wall

  1. Building ExteriorCurtain Wall Decoration

Terracotta Panel is non-transparent curtain walls, similar to stone walls. Because with a natural environment protection, no radiation, rich colors, natural textures, natural surface texture, classic and simple, noise reduction performance, terracotta panel increases the economic benefit of construction use, comfort and other features. More and more terracotta panel curtain walls uses in commercial buildings, office buildings, theaters, stadiums, residential buildings and other buildings.

Decorative effect of terracotta panel is diversity. Terracotta rainscreen panel, as same as metal curtain wall, relying on making semifinished product to complete the various shapes manufacture. So it is not limited to the overall exterior building curtain wall decoration, as well as grilles, shutters and other decorations.

  1. Composite Building Walls

Composite walls, also called double walls, which consists of the outer walls (glass walls), the inner walls (terracotta panel curtain walls), air circulation decorative components. It implements the design concept of energy-saving and environmental protection. At the same time, it will also perfectly embody the perspective effect with the terracotta panel and glass wall decorative effect.

  1. Interior Building Curtain Wall Decoration

Because of terracotta panel’s natural eco-friendly, no radiation, rich color, surface texture, noise reduction performance, construction convenient feature, terracotta panel is also suitable in the interior building wall decoration, such as building stadiums, exhibition halls, indoor office, public places, etc.

Terracotta panel has unique artistic humanities, natural color, environmentally friendly materials and energy-saving advantages of noise canceling in for indoor decoration, which reflects the close nature, and make people’s work and life and other activities in a comfortable environment.

Green Terracotta Panel Manufacturer – China LOPO

LOPO-China-Terracotta-PanelAs an excellent choice for exterior wall cladding materials, LOPO Terracotta Panel is almost maintenance free. Its life is as long as architecture its own life, and it is recyclable. LOPO Terracotta Panel is free of volatile organic compounds or asbestos, and does not produce toxic fumes and ozone-depleting substances. Terracotta Panel manufactured by LOPO is non-flammable and do not contain any organic materials, which can help mold maintenance and effectively inhibit the breeding of bacteria and insects. All in all, terracotta panel is a excellent “green” building materials.

The following information can help architects and designers to make out the assessment of whetherLOPO Terracotta is green building materials or not:

In 5-20% part of the natural clay material can continue to be used in manufacturing terracotta panel.

Timber or other packaging materials are recyclable products.

Damaged or substandard terracotta panel can be ground into the pavement or drainage material and re-use.

The wastewater can be completely recycled and re-used in the manufacturing process of the tiles.

Aluminum components and column are recyclable.

About LOPO Terracotta Products Corporation

LOPO China Corporation is the most professional China manufacturer for Terracotta Wall Facade Panels, Terracotta Baguette, Terracotta Louver, Terracotta Wall Tiles and Terracotta Bricks and floor heating system in Asia.

Media Contact
Company Name: LOPO Terracotta Products Corporation
Email: terracotta@leiyuan.cn
Country: China
Website: www.terracottapanel.com

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Terracotta Panel Production and Advantages

Production
Terracotta Panel is a natural terracotta as the main raw material, add a small amount of quartz, pumice, feldspar and pigment and other ingredients, through the high-pressure extrusion, low temperature drying and firing temperature of 1200 ℃, with green, no radiation, color moderate, will not bring light pollution. After firing the ceramic plate due to thermal expansion and contraction will produce differences on the size, cut by precision machinery, and then passed the test before supply market.

Colors
Terracotta Panel color can be natural color of the clay fired at high temperature, usually red, yellow, gray three color series, the color is very rich, can be meet architects and owners of the building’s exterior color choices requirements. Color and shiny gentle, friendly, good durability.Terracotta Panel natural texture and color of eternal clay aroused great interest of the owners and architects.

Advantage
1. Materials, environmental protection:
① from natural clay with quartz sand, after extrusion, high temperature calcination, not radioactive and durability.
② timeless color: color is natural clay color, natural color, bright, uniform, non-fading, durable, gives walls lasting vitality.
③ hollow structure, light weight, while increasing thermal resistance, temperature insulation effect.
2. Exterior wall has 20 colors available
Deep red, rust red, coral, natural red, pink, orange, brown, yellow sand, blue-gray, pearl gray, iron gray, volcanic gray, slate gray. These are natural clay body color (no enamel paints and coatings), and therefore can optionally tile cutter as needed without affecting the appearance.
There are a variety of optional surface forms: natural surface, glazing, groove, printing, sand surface, corrugated.
3.Easy cleaning
Due to the stability of the physical and chemical properties of the ceramic plate, and some of the special treatment of the surface. With acid, antistatic effect, so it will not attract dust; another more rain isobaric principle, there is no dirt will be broken down as rain erosion and restore a clean, moist forever original color.
4.High performance
① terracotta panel curtain wall technology stable performance, strong impact, meet curtain wall design wind load requirements;
② terracotta panel curtain wall, high temperature, strong anti-frost;
③ terracotta panel curtain flame retardant, fire safety.
④ Green terracotta panel, a new type of building material can be recycled regeneration.
⑤ terracotta panel light weight, never fade, timeless
5.Reasonable structure
① hanging system installation design portfolio, in the case of partial damage of monolithic terracotta panel can be replaced, easy maintenance;
② hollow clay plate structure makes noise effect is good, light weight;
③ clay plate of high strength can meet the above requirements for different cut sizes.
6.Good compatibility
① clay wall plate having mild appearance characteristics, easy and glass, with the use of metal.
② clay plate walls can reduce light pollution, increased seismic wall.
③ clay walls moist and soft color, increase the cultural atmosphere of the building itself.
7.Easy to install
Terracotta panel curtain wall design and reasonable structure, simple, to the maximum to meet the income side walls, shut the local design needs, easy to be installed, whether it is a flat, corner, or other parts of the curtain wall facades can maintain a coherent, natural and beautiful.
8.Low support costs
As the light weight clay plate, so clay plate curtain walls supporting structure requires more than a simple stone, lightweight, cost savings supporting walls….

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Glazed Terracotta Rainscreen for Exterior Wall Decoration

Raw Material adopted and production process of Terracotta Rainscreen Panel is completely environmentally-friendly, even the waste material is recyclable. It features such function as sound absorption, heat insulation, shockproof, windproof, waterproof etc. With special formula and advanced firing process, terracotta panel can meet various requirements from architects by rich colors and natural texture.

There are natural plane, strip, sand, groove surface. Also diversified in colors, LOPO Terracotta Panel according to market request, develop Glazed Terracotta Panel as well.

Glazes represent an additional and virtually unlimited source of design options. Color accents, different lighting effects and the special luminosity and radiance offered by differently treated surfaces constantly create new impressions, captivating the observer for more than a brief moment. Thanks to sophisticated mixing and firing techniques, virtually every shade of color can be obtained. If applicable, the implementation of the planning specifications is tested in the laboratory by means of a test fire.

The color tones and surfaces that are portrayed here only represent a selection from our range. Any nuance is possible if requested. It is absolutely essential that an original sample is submitted, in order to establish the color tone.

Terracotta Facade Corner Construction Methods

For terracotta facade projects, different elevation structures require different construction methods for corner part. There are 3 common methods as follow.

1.Miter cutting
Based on the exterior elevation structure, the edges of each of the two terracotta panels are beveled at different angle to be joined, to form a reasonable and beautiful corner. For conventional facade corners, the most popular construction method is to cut terracotta panels at 45 degree angle. Two beveled terracotta panels are joined to form a 90 degree corner. Afterwards, an back fixing articulated rubber strips is inserted into the joint, for water diversion purpose. LOPO can provide customized cutting service for every project, to save time and labor cost for terracotta panel installation.

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2.Using an aluminum-alloy or stainless-steel flashing
Based on the exterior elevation structure, a flashing is designed for the corner. A flashing is usually made of aluminum alloy or stainless steel, and sprayed with fluorocarbon according to the requirement of the design. For example, a contrast color to terracotta panel could be painted to achieve linear division effect for the facade, or the same color as terracotta panel could be applied to achieve harmony and uniformity.

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3.Using special-shaped terracotta corner
Many large-scale projects have stricter requirement for the integrity and harmony(such as material, color) of the facade. For this purpose, a supplementary terracotta panel or terracotta baguette is specially needed for the facade corner. A terracotta panel or terracotta baguette with special shape(such as curve, triangle, L-shaped right angle) can exhibit a different facade effect. LOPO China can custom design or produce supplementary special-shaped terracotta panels or terracotta baguettes that perfectly suit specific project’s facade corners.

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By comparing the above-mentioned three conventional construction methods, we can find that aluminum-alloy or stainless-steel flashings are convenient to process and customize due to the availability of these material used; special-shaped terracotta panels or terracotta louvers can achieve perfect harmony for the facade, but are expensive due to less popularity; miter cutting is most widely used due to its high cost-effectiveness, which resulted from cutting terracotta louver at different degree at the factory before delivery to the construction site for immediate installation.

Terracotta Panel Is A Good Choice for Building Decoration

Terracotta facade panels manufactured from LOPO China are made from 100% unpolluted neat and clean terracotta clay material, which is extruded to get the desired shape and dried in especially made kilns, working at 1200℃ high temperatures. The finished product is very hard, strong with a soft surface.

Curtain wall panels made from natural clay may be utilized for the purpose of decorating exteriors of different buildings, including university, hospital, hotel, theaters, venues and dwellings etc. They can also additionally be employed for decorating the interiors of buildings like exhibition halls and public buildings.

Terracotta clay is derived from naturally occurring materials. The process employed for making terracotta tiles has slight negative effects on the environment. Naturally, people who usually would like to using this kind of items made from terracotta when they concerned about environmental issues would. Although it is not a good conductor of heat, it helps keeping the building cool, despite being exposed to direct sunlight. That will eventually help bring down the utility expenses, as the building won’t require the same level of cooling as any traditional building.

The maintenance cost of terracotta wall cladding panels is actually very low, as harsh sunlight and rain don’t affect it. This is the ideal choice for places experiencing excessive weather conditions. What’s more, it offers protection to the structure of the building, as it can’t come in direct contact with water. This helps reducing the frequency of repairs.

The installation of terracotta panel is also very easy, requiring no special skills for putting terracotta panels in the desired position, which helps saving with the cost of construction. Terracotta panels can be a good insulator of sound and make the interiors of building quite calm and peaceful. You can get them in many stunning colors, thus allowing you to give attractive looks to your building.

If you are interested in terracotta facade panels, please feel free to come and visit our website:terracottapanel.com.

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LOPO Always Pursue New Terracotta Design for Building Exterior.

As you may know, all the architects are always looking for new materials and technologies to make their projects standout in terms of design, aesthetics and functionality. The type of products available and an architects’ knowledge about its uses will have a direct influence in the design stage of a project.
Terracotta facade wall cladding panels manufactured by Chinese industry leader LOPO bring a completely new dimension to designing the building exterior wall cladding. LOPO terracotta panel meet the highest standards for both architecture and design by adopting the latest technology and machines for ventilated facades with urban tradition and materials.
LOPO design a proprietary facade solutions which can move water away from building envelopes by using a ventilated and pressure-equalized system. Firstly, The natural chimney effects not only keep the building dry to reduce maintenance, but also help save energy, due to the cooling effect of air movement. Secondly, The wide range of profiles for terracotta wall panel surface design, from fine textures to strongly profiled structures. LOPO’s line includes natural and special surfaces as well as horizontal profiles. Thirdly, specialization in custom applications. Sizes, shapes, and finishes to meet any requirement. deal for both new construction and over-cladding projects. Finally, full CAD and project management support available.
LOPO terracotta panel has a variety of natural, polished and glazed finishes to support thousands of color, surface, and texture combinations. Welcome your inquiry!

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A Basic Overview About Architectural Terracotta

As time goes by, people found that the terracotta on many treasured buildings is deteriorating and deteriorating across the nation. One reason is the weather, another reason is because of the steel rods used to support and anchor historical terracotta elements is rusted. Those looking for ways to restore or replace it can now take advantage of materials that look exactly like historical terracotta, but are lighter and more durable. This article will answer some basic questions about one of these materials.

What is architectural terracotta?
It is a building material which is used to restore or replace terracotta elements and cladding. Like historical terracotta, architectural terracotta is made with clay material. It also contains aggregates, minerals, and other elements to add reinforcement and strength. The terracotta material can be used to perfectly replicate the colors, textures, finishes, and shapes found in historical terracotta elements. It is suitable for a variety of applications, including cladding for walls and columns, flat panels, and architectural elements such as domes, bas relief, and sculpture.

What finishes are available for the modern replacement?
This versatile material may be glazed or unglazed, can have a glossy or matte finish, can incorporate one or several colors, and can be finished to resemble granite. A number of textures are also available. Some of the more common ones are smooth, tooled, combed, and lined.

Is architectural terracotta available in panels?
Yes. When large sections of terracotta need to be replaced, usually the best preferred method is using panels.The maximum length for terracotta wall cladding panels is 1800mm, while the maximum width is 600mm. Thicknesses of architectural terracotta panels range from a little over a quarter of an inch to about an inch and a half. Panels made from this material are typically light enough to be used as cladding for walls.

What are the major reasons to use architectural terracotta?
One of the most basic reasons is that there currently terracotta panel is becoming more and more popular in the world. Other advantages of architectural terracotta compared to other curtain wall material, it is lighter, easier to handle, faster to install, and highly durable.

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