August 20, 2021
The play of forms on the glazed concave façade is calling for you to stand back and take in the view. Designed using ceramic collections by PORCELANOSA Group, this house in Bethesda, Maryland (USA) is the work of architecture studio Noa Architects and construction company Pillar Construction. Its open, symmetrical structure dominated by large vertical windows is a particular highlight.
Rationalist architecture, accented by natural features inspired by stone and sandstone. This can be seen in the monochrome Technic Nieve tiles by Porcelanosa (STON-KER®) and the Stuc Black sintered mineral compact by XTONE: the two products that give shape to the black and white façade, adding a harmonious sense of balance to the stacked forms. The team brought their concept to life with assistance from the Façades Technical Department in the USA, along with installation systems developed by Butech.
They used the Butech anchoring solutions to install each tile (hidden from sight), resulting in a flawless aesthetic and improved cleanliness - thanks to the resistance, low porosity and recyclable composition of XTONE .
In praise of order and balance.