The majority of modern buildings are the same, they lack individuality. If the situation resonates with yours , you came to the right place! Our experts help to transform the general look of the house by adding new decorative elements and working out totally new concept of the house, even if the existing design solution has dominated for years. Our technology allows decorating the facade with art-stone with minimal pressure on walls and foundation. The new facade will not only be beautiful, but also robust. It won’t require any additional service.
The benefits of decorating the facade and the house’s foundation with art-concrete elements:
- simplicity of maintenance: artificial stone doesn’t absorb dirt, it can be washed with a hose;
- robust construction: the decoration doesn’t loose its original appearance, even after continuous mechanical impact;
- resilience to harmful effects of weather conditions;
- the long «shelf life» of facing layer;
- great visual effect.
This construction was a simple, unremarkable house. Exterior facade faced with art-stones has turned it into a medieval castle
As compared to natural, wild stones; art-stones (stones, made from fair-faced concrete) do not entail the long-standing process of matching one element to another, which greatly accelerates the procedure. There is a number of advantages, demonstrated by artificial stones. Here they are:
- Convenient transportation: rough material is delivered in tightly packed containers (one component is dry, another is wet). Natural stones always leave waste (crushed rocks).
- Architectural concrete is a light material, hence it doesn’t make the construction heavy and doesn’t need massive foundation.
- Even the most complex surface can be faced without defects. Different colors and shapes (rectangular, oval, semi-circular, sledge stones) can be skillfully combined by the sculptor.
- The use of architectural concrete is financially profitable due to its high heat-insulating properties (fewer expenses on heating and air-conditioning).
The material performs high adhesion characteristics and allows filling cracks, potholes and other defects of the foundation.
One of the most widespread approaches to transforming the facade of a house is to decorate the basement by means of architectural concrete. Thus, you can create a feeling of a house “growing out of the rocks”.
Bas-reliefs and high reliefs
Here is another non-trivial way to decorate the facade using architectural concrete: friezes, moldings, sculptures, medallions, bas-reliefs and high reliefs. They help to attract attention, highlight separate parts of the facade and at the same time they speak about owner’s preferences: they symbolize his values and taste, remind him of memorable and pleasant events or just simply copy motives, once seen and remembered.
The front entrance is the home’s signature, whether it’s a private property or a public institution. Therefore, its design should be treated with particular care. Art concrete technology makes it possible not only to decorate the entrance, but also to create new elements with additional structures and stairs in any style.
Finishing the entire facade
If you want to radically change the look of your home, you can make the facade completely tiled. Stone masonry will turn the structure into a medieval castle, a rock massif into a house inside a rock. Sculptural and artistic work will be performed at a high level, ensuring a visual similarity of the work with natural stone.
How to choose stone’s shape, texture and color for decoration ?
Usually the foundation of a house is colored 2 -3 shades darker that the facade,though in some cases the contrast can be more vivid. One can add diversity to the exterior appearance by decorating other elements of the house (like windows’ and doors’ openings, armored belt or column elements on the corner of the house) with the same type of masonry.
The stone texture shouldn’t have any deep hollows, as it will hamper the cleaning of surface. It’s better to decorate the house with brick masonry at the level of foundation with stones of smooth clear lines, as for plastered facades – the best choice will be oval and sledge stones, and for the concrete monoliths it’s better to go for assymetric shapes.
Rough materials have a more natural touch and look cozy, while polished material is perfect for mansions, administrative buildings and large-scale constructions.
The current dominating trend in facade decoration requires the usage of the following rocks:
- Rag stone;
With architectural concrete, you can create an imitation of any stone, including expensive and rare species. If you want to give a house monumentality and luster, to emphasize the classic style of architecture, the rich color of granite or marble is suitable. Rockshell or sandstone with porous texture are used in the design of buildings in the medieval style, as well as country estates in the southern latitudes. Slate or quartzite are offered in dark and light shades with unusual veining. Surfaces with a combination of different rocks look interesting. When choosing colors and textures it is not necessary to rely on a natural sample, together with our artists we can come up with your own stone for cladding and you will have a unique facade, which you will not find anywhere else..
Characteristic features of VII MIRACULA studio approach
For creating art-stones VII MIRACULA architectural studio uses a unique material of own development — VII MIRACULA architectural concrete. Our experts has been developing its formula for more than 10 years, finding the perfect balance between aesthetic and exploitation characteristics of the material. VII MIRACULA architectural concrete enables to create smooth, rough and pointed stones, creating the desired effect.
Authenticity is the top priority of our company. Architectural concrete allows us to create facing, indistinguishable from the natural stone.
Every object requires the work of a whole team of artists, construction workers and architects, who first, work out the unique design project, then they bring this project to life.
VII MIRACULA architectural studio provides preferential survive on art-objects made from architectural stone for a period of up to 10 years. All objects are easy to maintain: it’s enough to sweep away dust and wash them without abrasives. Usually they do not require warranty repairs, the surface of architectural concrete is resilient to frost, wind, rain and snow