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Every manufacturer dreams of the day an artist/designer breathes life into their products.
“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry
What does that mean?
Frank is speaking to the desires of most architects; iconic buildings that remain a legacy long after the designer is gone.
Every great building possesses a groundbreaking aspect, something that has never been seen before. This is why innovation is so important for manufacturers. Compelling applications of new ideas must be explored through creative imagination.
So, what are architects looking for? A partner they can trust, products that are high quality, well designed, and easy to install. Not only do you need to understand your product inside and out, but you must instill trust by understanding how it fits into the architect’s/designer’s world.
This is where Centria’s Intercept excels.
“Performance, sustainability, value — all are key considerations of rainscreen wall systems, and CENTRIA covers these essentials like no other.
Yet the aesthetic — how the structure pleases the eye — is what really stirs the architect’s soul.”
By combining the latest modeling and fabrication technology with the expertise of veteran architects and craftsmen – Centria designed a rainscreen solution that offers an optimal blend of function and design.
Colors, finish options, shapes and sizes, and endless combinations are only bound by the imagination.
Stop the expected and explore the possibilities with one these 5 Intercept Systems.
- Simple Elegance of Entyre with V-Trac
- Depth and Dimension with LVLZ
- Variation of Light and Angles with RZR
- Screening with HLZ
Sustainable, unmatched performance, and elegance all wrapped in one weathertight package (when combined with MetalWrap).
Let’s take a brief look at what each has to offer.
Entyre | V-Trac – Clean Lines and Curves
There is a terrible misconception that good design has to be flamboyant or ornate. However; the most obvious and distinctive element of a design is the line.
Despite being simple, modern architecture is unique. Lines create patterns, set a mood, provide visual texture, create movement, and define shapes. This simplistic styling avoids all the fluff and focuses on the design.
Use Centria’s Intercept Entyre to create strong visible lines that tell a story. The seamless integration allows you to mix shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes to create a masterpiece of clean lines that resonate your message.
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Architects are utilizing curved metal and fluid shapes to enhance buildings and create visual appeal. Frank Gehry, a world-renowned architect, used curved metal on one of the most iconic buildings built for Disney.
V-Trac adds a new dimension to Entyre. It delivers the same clean lines as Entyre with the added option of bending and curving panels to create lines with movement.
LVLZ – Levels of Rhythm
When it comes to design, texture can make or break a structure. It can be the difference between creating a memorable building and one that fades into the background. Depending on the intensity and scale, texture has the ability to elicit strong reactions and create unique experiences.
The Intercept LVLZ Panels system gives you the ability to create a powerful message through texture. By combining different shapes, depth dimensions, and colors you have the freedom to extend your vision to new heights and widths.
RZR – The Edge
Texture adds both optical and tactile elements to architecture. Optical texture refers to visual characteristics from afar, such as pattern depths, sweeping curves, corners and voids. The tactile texture refers to materials that can be physically touched, such metal façades, glass building materials and timber handrails.
Intercept RZR allows for an almost endless idea of angles and shapes, giving architects a much freer conceptual approach to sloped depth options and light variation.
Shadows create a sense of depth while raised areas mimic a 3D effect.
Want to create an interaction between the viewer and the building? Design a masterpiece that creates a new exchange every time depending on the angles of natural light.
HLZ – A ‘Hole’ New World
Perforate metals have been used in architecture for more than 100 years, but who says it as to be boring?
Yes, you can use perforated material to blend in industrial applications, mask building equipment, and control light. But with a little bit of creativity it can become
something so much more.
Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C. designed the new performance hall, at St. Paul’s church in Estonia, using perforated material. The skin of the structure is constructed of panels of perforated metal screens allowing viewers to see inside the performance and practice halls.
Not only does the use of perforated material serve as a function to filter light, it also draws attention for the creative use of perforated material.
HLZ integrates seamlessly with Entyre and LVLZ. Start adding that extra element of WOW with more than 80+ patterns
The continual development of technology and processes has been instrumental in providing architects with new and inventive products. This has been echoed through external and internal applications, giving even the coldest-smoothest materials a new form of life.
More than a century of leadership
From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network, in-house design and development experts, as well as world-class direct sales personnel both in the United States and around the globe.