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A façade with suspended volumes that takes advantage of the lightness of DKTN

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A façade with suspended volumes that takes advantage of the lightness of DKTN

ZET Arquitectos

Numero immagine 32 della sezione corrente di A façade with suspended volumes that takes advantage of the lightness of DKTN di Cosentino Italia


Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico)


Enrique Romero/ZET Arquitectos




1,636 m2


Ventilated façade, interior cladding, kitchen, flooring

End Date



Mödul Studio Morelia - Cosentino Mexico


Radium, Laurent, Bromo, Kreta


4 mm, 8 mm

Located in the rich historical region of Morelia, in the state of Michoacán (Mexico), this house defies the laws of gravity by playing with the optical and, above all, the geometric. Its contemporary design, by Enrique Romero from ZET Arquitectos, stands out in its surroundings while establishing a balanced dialogue with the landscape. ‘Integration with the surroundings and the topography provides the basis for generating the forms and spaces,’ explains the architect. ‘The result is a geometry based on vertices that produce seemingly suspended volumes,’ he continues.

The façade of the house has a very strong aesthetic appeal, to which DKTN contributes as the main material. Inside, the design team selected other DKTN colours to give character to the rooms, which retain a taste for geometric shapes as seen on the outside.

A sturdy and eye-catching façade

The colour used for the façade adds an industrial touch that brings the building closer to the brutalist style. Kreta is inspired by classic cement floors and its contemporary structure gives it a serene and seamless look.

‘We chose DKTN because it is lightweight and easy to adapt to the shapes generated in the project,’ says the architect. The versatility of DKTN makes it possible to combine two façade systems: a ventilated façade, featuring 4 mm DKTN panels glued on profiles with a certified adhesive system using cleaner, adhesion promoter, double-sided tape and adhesive line; and a glued façade, featuring 8 mm DKTN panels on a continuous substrate with cement-based adhesive. In both cases, the fixing is concealed and allows the façade planes to be continuous, interrupted only by the joint between panels of up to a maximum of 3.20 x 1.44 m. This type of fixing is common in residential projects where the façade starts from the ground floor and is highly visible at close range.

The durability of the Cosentino surface was also a key factor in the architectural firm’s decision to choose DKTN. Its resistance to stains, scratches and sudden changes in temperature makes it the perfect surface for façades, ensuring that it stays looking as good as new for years to come.

A geometric sculpture in the kitchen

The impressive kitchen island doubles as a genuine sculpture that replicates the vortexes and geometry of the house’s architecture. For a touch of elegance and sophistication, it has been clad with DKTN Laurent, whose sleek gold veins on a dark background add warmth to the space.

As well as providing a contemporary look in applications like wall and floor cladding, DKTN has been the material of choice for other areas of the interior of the home. Laurent and Radium colours were also used for the cladding of different areas, the latter adding a strong industrial touch in the form of rusted steel plates. In keeping with both, the floor has been finished with DKTN Bromo, a dark grey colour inspired by slate-like stones.

Materiali Cosentino utilizzati in questo progetto

dekton bromo



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Tags: Cladding, DKTN, Flooring, Kitchen | 2 mesi ago | Written by: Cosentino