The Beauty of Pre-Oxidized Copper Through 8 Facades

The Beauty of Pre-Oxidized Copper Through 8 Facades

Patinated copper, also called oxidized, is a metal coat that "ages well" with excellent weathering resistance. Due to its capacity for transformation over time, when coming into contact with atmospheric conditions, the material does not require major maintenance, giving a unique aspect to the facades.

In addition to orange-colored plates, this material also gives off a blue / green appearance through a controlled chemical oxidation process. Its coloration is defined by the amount of crystals contained in the surface of the material. With the appearance of natural light, the panels display various shades and nuances of color.

We have selected eight designs that use pre-oxidized copper to inspire you.

GCP House / Bernardes Arquitetura

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Casa GCP / Bernardes Arquitetura. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Memory Museum / Estudio America

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Memory Museum / Estúdio America. Image © Cristobal Palma

Primary School MOPI Extension / Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura

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Primary School MOPI Extension / Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Gurumê / Bernardes Arquitetura

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Gurumê / Bernardes Arquitetura. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Sarphatistraat Offices / Steven Holl Architects

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Sarphatistraat Offices / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Paul Warchol

The Green House / K2LD Architects

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The Green House / K2LD Architects. Image © Jeremy San

Cooper House / Sergey Skuratov Architects

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Cooper House / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Cortesia de Sergey Skuratov Architects

Hotel Unique / Ruy Ohtake

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Hotel Unique © via Wikimedia Licença CC BY-SA 3.0. Image Cortesia de Wikimedia
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Cite: Pereira, Matheus. "The Beauty of Pre-Oxidized Copper Through 8 Facades" [A beleza do cobre pré-oxidado através de 8 fachadas] 03 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Montano, Zoë) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/903129/the-beauty-of-pre-oxidized-copper-through-8-facades> ISSN 0719-8884

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