One paint for all purposes

Although outdoor building materials may vary greatly – from render and concrete to sheet metal – all materials that are constantly exposed to weathering need one thing: long-term moisture protection. There is now a single paint that can provide this protection on virtually all standard substrates: StoColor Dryonic diverts rain and condensation away in a targeted manner thanks to its microtextured surface, ensuring a clean and dry surface without the need for biocidal film protection.

Naturally comfortable

In terms of being able to absorb moisture from the air and release it again, the StoCalce Functio mineral regulating plaster system even surpasses loam plasters by over 50 per cent. It forms the basis of a scientifically tested lime product system which is proven to improve the ambient interior climate of new and existing buildings thanks to its natural components.

Refurbishing a residential building in Tilburg

In the Netherlands, as elsewhere, measures are being introduced to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. A small brick building from the 1970s on a residential estate in Tilburg has been fitted with facade insulation, new windows, new heating and ventilation, and photovoltaics to ensure it is fit for the next fifty years.

A protective screen for the house

Ventilated rainscreen cladding systems provide excellent thermal insulation, sound insulation, and design variety. They range from seamlessly rendered carrier boards (StoVentec R) to glass panel facades with accentuated joints (StoVentec Glass) and photovoltaic systems (StoVentec ARTline).

“Building with conscience.” rewarded with gold

Sto’s mission is “Building with conscience.”: As a manufacturer of products and systems for building coatings, the company places great value on energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Sto not only implements this demand for sustainable construction and restoration on a daily basis with its partners, the architects, tradesmen, and investors around the globe, but also when it comes to designing its own buildings.

Confidence in our curves

StoVentec systems allow us to work confidently with three-dimensional facade surfaces, which can be rendered seamlessly or covered with natural stone or ceramics. Planners are supported in their projects by experts from the Sto Group as part of a digital process chain, from planning right through to installation.

Outlining functionality

Just as new shapes and methods were developed in build-ing design during the transition from wooden construction to solid construction at the beginning of the 17th century, insulation construction techniques are also gradually developing their own aesthetic appeal. In their now-completed research project, Faraneh Farnoudi and Andreas Hild focused on the subject of design possibilities, giving significant momentum to the debate.

3D shapes, rails, boards

In contrast to mere embellishments, the modern conception of ornamentation has real significance. It conveys a poetic, explanatory, historical, or symbolic message – but it is more than just decor. It is an expression of individual architectural design and, as a product of a digital process chain, is characterised either by serial precision or by uniqueness. Using the mineral material Verolith, modern facade elements establish a contemporary iconography of the facade.

Seamless design

Mineral-filled acrylic glass (PMMA) can do significantly more than “normal” plexiglass could before. It can be shaped as required and seamlessly bonded; it is weather and UV-resistant, and simple to clean. What’s more, it’s easy to install and doesn’t need to be reground on the construction site. In short: it’s the perfect solution for rainscreen cladding facade constructions. And it’s ideal as a media facade.