New Materials: Textured and Irregular Appearance Fiber Cement Facade Panels

Living on the Moon is no longer a science-fiction fantasy, with space travel becoming more accessible. Equitone has been inspired by Earth’s appearance and raw materials for decades. The new Lunara facade panels reflect the fascination with the world beyond our own atmosphere. They are both exotic and natural, reflecting this fascination. The unique surface is covered in tiny, irregular elevations and depressions that evoke the lunar crater landscape. It invites architects to create visionary building envelopes.

Hydra Parking House / Kirstine Roepstorff. Image © Gio Staiano

Lunara’s unique facade material has a singular, irregular surface structure that highlights its uniqueness. The panels are unique because they are made using a special manufacturing process. The new fiber cement panels for Lunara were created in collaboration and custom-made by an international team of architects.

Cityhall Hofheim / Kulla Architeckten. Image © Stefan Marquardt
Cityhall Hofheim / Kulla Architeckten. Image © Stefan Marquardt
Cityhall Hofheim / Kulla Architeckten. Image © Stefan Marquardt
Cityhall Hofheim / Kulla Architeckten. Image © Stefan Marquardt

The Same DNA, But A Different Look

Lunara is a unique look and feel that highlights the originality and beauty of Equitone’s fiber cement material. It also adds a timeless texture to Equitone’s material Library. Solid-colored facade panels have consistent tones at their edges and surfaces, making them a beautiful cladding material from all angles. These materials come in cool gray and warm brown colors, with a maximum dimension of 1220 x 3150 millimeters. The thickness of the materials can vary between 8 and 10 millimeters due to their surface characteristics.

Courtesy of Equitone
Courtesy of Equitone
Courtesy of Equitone

Panels are made from pressed fiber cement that has been hardened by steam pressure. They are made up of air, water and cement. These cladding panels can be mounted to wooden or metal substructures with visible or hidden fastening. These panels have a number of benefits, including water protection and frost resistance. They are resistant to mold, insects, and other fungi and have a long life cycle. After which, they can be recycled or re-used.

Hydra Parking House / Kirstine Roepstorff. Image © Gio Staiano
Hydra Parking House / Kirstine Roepstorff. Image © Gio Staiano
Hydra Parking House / Kirstine Roepstorff. Image © Gio Staiano
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