Clay facing brick has deeper and more variable surface texture, while thin clay bricks’ texture is flat and invariable due to the limitation imposed by its thickness. LOPO’s clay facing bricks are designed with a stronger sense of unevenness in order to improve its artistic expression on external walls.
The clay facing bricks were specially customized by the designers for the project, which required LOPO to add two surface processing procedures during its production. After the molding of the terracotta bricks, the trace was pressed on the face by hand and after brick-firing, the face underwent sanding treatment so that the face of the terracotta bricks could have the natural and random grains.
The core pavilion of the plaza is a large pavilion with a floor area of 120,000 m2, which looks like a rectangular architectural box. To meet the positioning as a modern, stylistic and delicate shopping mall of home building materials, the conventional architecture is designed to be clothed with colorful and fashionable checkered terracotta architectural facade.
The overall facade combines creamy-white terracotta plates with glass curtain walls. The residential buildings are enveloped with vertically installed terracotta curtain walls, with the classic mixture of gray and white colors and the thick texture of terracotta plates radiating the temperament of elegance and calmness, therefore balancing the cold expression of the glass curtain walls of the commercial buildings.
All the buildings in the Base are multistory structures. Gray and scarlet colors are two tones for the buildings. The medium-scale pilot workshop and mass-production workshop are mainly in gray color, and the research and administration building is in scarlet color.
LOPO China is a strategic partner of Vanke. LOPO supplies clay thin brick, terracotta rainscreen panel and terracotta brick and other products for the residential projects developed by Vanke. Since over a decade ago, LOPO products have been widely applied to Vanke’s real estate projects nationwide as Vanke expands its real estate business.
World Bank Group Office Premises2017-04-28
Architects chose orange and white as the main tones of this project. Such tones are brisk and relaxing, and very suitable for the buildings in the tropic areas. The architects respectively apply terracotta panels, terracotta square baguettes and clay thin bricks to the areas such as external walls, in-room dining area, in-room pillars and garden.
The facades mainly consist of terracotta rainscreen. Light-beige terracotta panels are extensively used to make the conventional buildings radiating elegance and gentleness. This feature is also in line with hospital buildings with intended purposes of serving mainly women and children.
The exterior wall materials are dry-hanging terracotta panels, hidden frame glass curtain wall, and vacuum-insulated glass. The facades are divided by creamy-white terracotta panels and charcoal-gray terracotta panels into large-sized sections of different colors, so that the facades look simplistic and integral.
Fangu Villas in the Jinlin Compound2017-03-07
Without an intriguing design, Fangu villas make full use of the terrain features to be serene. The villas’ external walls feature a mixed use of terracotta bricks and panels that are both made of natural clay, creating the harmonious unity with the natural surroundings.
When designing terracotta external walls, the architectural designers take full consideration of the rules for using colors so that the buildings will have unique external wall colors. The most frequently used method to design and apply colors is to collocate terracotta panels of the same color category.
Business Building Project：Jiangsu Sci-tech and Financial Plaza
Owner: Jiangsu Jinji Asset Management Co., Ltd
Constructed by: China Railway Construction Engineering Group
Product Item: F301877
Overall QTY: 12000 Square Meters
Dimensions of LOPO Terracotta Tiles2017-01-13
In designing an elevation of a building, the designers often have to choose terracotta tiles of different dimensions based on the structures and appearance of the elevation. LOPO terracotta tiles are normally 150mm-800mm wide and 250mm-1500mm long (as is shown in the picture below), but are also available in special dimensions.
Project: Qingdao Westcoast Vocational Education Group Training Center
LOPO terracotta panel quantity: 4500SQM
Item no.: F4521634，F45210031，F4521889
Qingshan Lake Sci-tech Innovation Center
Owner：Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China
Designed by：Architecture Design and Research Institute Co., LTD., Zhejiang Province
Constructed by：Zhongnan Construction Group
Terracotta façade panel quantity：8000SQM