Case Study

A Dekton ventilated façade to help restore a 1960s house

Leandro M. del Río

Image number 41 of the current section of Arteixo Residential of Cosentino USA

Location

A Coruña, Spain

Material

Dekton

Colour

Sirius

Quantity

175 m2

Architecture/Design

Leandro M. del Río

Application

Façade cladding

End date

2020

Thickness

12 mm

Challenges of a delicate restoration

When the architect Leandro M. del Río was offered this project in the coastal town of Arteixo, in northern Spain, he had to address important building challenges. The idea was to restore a building from the 1960s with a low load-bearing capacity where limitations of energy demand and sound insulation had to be resolved. The success of this restoration lay in the use of a material that could withstand the coastal environment and could easily hide the installations and building elements.

The developer proposed the use of a ventilated façade with ceramic cladding. Based on this proposal, the architect and marble supplier found the perfect solution in Dekton. Thanks to Dekton, they solved the structural and functional problems encountered, while providing an optimum aesthetic result in record time.

Dekton Sirius ventilated façade

Thirty-eight 1.2cm thick Dekton Sirius slabs were used to clad the façade, which corresponds to a total surface area of 175m2. These slabs are easy to maintain and are supported on a stainless steel and aluminium structure that is highly resistant to moisture. This solution creates a space between the Dekton cladding and the support, which makes it possible to hide the installations and to dismantle them at any time.

One of the key features of this ventilated façade system is its flexibility, as it can easily be modified or adapted to the needs of the house. In the case of this house in Arteixo, the solution was ideal for a residential building for short-term rentals.

The façade is the part of the building that is subject to the most wear and tear as it is continuously exposed. The selection of the façade material is critical to protecting the structural elements and ensuring the energy efficiency of the building. Dekton offers a unique solution in the market because it is a beautiful material available in a wide range of thicknesses and large formats. Dekton is the first choice of thousands of professionals to cover the “skin” of their buildings due to its high resistance to the sun, stains and temperature changes; as well as its colour stability.

Do you need help with a project?

Contact our specialists for advice

Do you need help with a project?

Contact our specialists for advice

“The flexibility of the construction system used in the Arteixo house allows a perfect adaptation to the interior layout of houses”
Image number 48 of the current section of Arteixo Residential of Cosentino USA

Cosentino's materials used in this project

Sirius-dekton

Sirius

Dekton

Explore Similar Case Studies

Image number 31 of the current section of Dekton gives character to the bar and the organically shaped ceiling of this unique restaurant in Valencia of Cosentino USA

Dekton gives character to the bar and the organically shaped ceiling of this unique restaurant in Valencia

Image number 32 of the current section of Dekton shapes the powerful façade of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly building, winner of the Macael 2021 Award of Cosentino USA

Dekton shapes the powerful façade of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly building, winner of the Macael 2021 Award

Image number 33 of the current section of Talavera Restaurant (Florida) chooses Dekton for their interior and exterior tables of Cosentino USA

Talavera Restaurant (Florida) chooses Dekton for their interior and exterior tables

Image number 34 of the current section of The largest façade project in the world featuring the Dekton ventilated system  of Cosentino USA

The largest façade project in the world featuring the Dekton ventilated system

Image number 35 of the current section of This stunning Long Beach Island home offers unobstructed views of the ocean of Cosentino USA

This stunning Long Beach Island home offers unobstructed views of the ocean

Image number 36 of the current section of Dekton, selected for commercial property façade in Northern Ireland of Cosentino USA

Dekton, selected for commercial property façade in Northern Ireland

Image number 37 of the current section of Heritage Hotel Gets A Modern Make-Over whit Dekton of Cosentino USA

Heritage Hotel Gets A Modern Make-Over whit Dekton

Image number 38 of the current section of An iconic Oslo hotel turned into an ecological landmark of Cosentino USA

An iconic Oslo hotel turned into an ecological landmark

Image number 39 of the current section of Dekton welcomes visitors in luxury at the entrance of one of Istanbul’s busiest hospitals. of Cosentino USA

Dekton welcomes visitors in luxury at the entrance of one of Istanbul’s busiest hospitals.

Image number 40 of the current section of Dekton adds a new touch of elegance to the reception area of a luxury development in Singapore of Cosentino USA

Dekton adds a new touch of elegance to the reception area of a luxury development in Singapore

Image number 49 of the current section of Arteixo Residential of Cosentino USA

Do you want to know the possibilities of Dekton in facades?

Professionals form

Do you need information or samples of any of our materials? Would you like to explore a Cosentino partnership?