Multiple Architectural Precast Finishes: Ultimate Design Flexibility
Various standard and custom architectural finishes and details can be produced
in the 2-inch thick exterior precast concrete surface. Multiple architectural
details, finishes, colors and textures can be cast into one panel.
SlenderWall producers can manufacture precast concrete in any color or texture
featured in the PCI
Color and Texture Guide. The guide features 24 color and 500 texture
options. When the color and texture choices are combined, with different color
intensities, the finish possibilities are virtually limitless. Please note
that colors and textures may vary by region due to the variance of natural
Design flexibility is possible in both color and texture of precast concrete
by varying aggregate and matrix color; size of aggregates, finishing processes,
and depth of exposure. Combining color with texture accentuates the natural
beauty of aggregates.
Color and, consequently color tone represent relative values. They are not
absolute and constant, but are affected by light, shadow, density, time and
other surrounding or nearby colors. Color selections should be made under lighting
conditions similar to those under which the precast concrete will be utilized,
such as the strong light and shadows of natural daylight. Surface texture will
influence the appearance of color. The building's appearance is a function
of the architect's use of light, shadow, texture, and color.
Second Nature (Architectural Precast Concrete
Brick) is only available through SlenderWall producers. Second Nature is the
only precast concrete brick reproduction approved by historical societies and
architects for use of high profile architectural projects.
SlenderWall manufacturers will work closely with architects, owners
and designers to develop custom samples and mix designs to meet
the requirements of the project.