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Timeless elegance: DuPont ™ Corian® for a charming, exterior cladding

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Timeless elegance: DuPont ™ Corian® for a charming, exterior cladding it has been modified: 2022-06-03 di jessica zannori

The techno-surface DuPont ™ Corian® is an extremely popular in the world of architecture and interior design for its unique combination of aesthetic, technical, functional.

For some years it has been applied more and more frequently in the external cladding of buildings. Recently, a similar coating was applied - on a design by the architectural firm Waterstudio.NL - with excellent results in terms of beauty and functionality, to a uniquely designed villa on the waterfront of the Dutch municipality of Westland.

The architect Koen Olthuis of the study Waterstudio.NL Rijswijk, project manager, explains:

“Building close to a seafront implies taking into consideration particular construction needs and, in these difficult conditions, the DuPont ™ Corian® techno-surface is the ideal solution. After a certain period of time, in fact, the grout takes on an unpleasant appearance, while DuPont ™ Corian® is completely impermeable to humidity and atmospheric agents.

Decades from now, this facade will retain the same appearance as the day it was applied. DuPont ™ Corian® is a practical and efficient solution, ideal even if the building is not located on the seafront. "

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DuPont ™ Corian® can also be used to create some special effects. For Villa New Water, the client wanted something unique, a house that was modern even in fifty years. The architect then designed a spectacular villa with a distinctive curved facade covered in DuPont ™ Corian®, stating:

"This material is so inspiring, and from time to time, I discover new ways of using it." The client was immediately captivated by the beauty of the project, not wanting to change any aspect of the original idea ".

Architect Olthuis, constantly seeking the optimal balance between construction and product, thanks to its experience in the field of industrial design, comments, "DuPont ™ Corian® allowed me to create the building just as I had imagined it: with an appearance without visible joints and without details that could cause visual distractions, such as cornices, windows and canopies, elements that distract from the true essence."

The exterior facades of Villa New Water in Westland, with their shape beautifully rounded, are a true catalyst of looks. DuPont ™ Corian® has been used for both horizontal surfaces and vertical, color Cameo White.

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The project of the villa was a very interesting work for the construction company Van Leent Bouwbedrijf, who knew exactly how to take full advantage of the real possibilities of techno-surface DuPont ™ Corian®, and has been able to realize this project very challenging in time and budget fixed.

DuPont ™ Corian® is very robust and non-porous, wind and weather are slow to take effect on it, and it is also very easy to clean.

“These facades are completely smooth. For years to come, they will retain their brand new appearance, " Olthuis says the architect.

In addition, over time, it will not be necessary to carry out extraordinary maintenance. The environmental benefits go far beyond that because DuPont ™ Corian® can always be removed and reused, although there is no indication that this facade will ever be replaced.

DuPont ™ Corian® has been used for the interior of the villa. The architect Koen Olthuis designed a cooktop island with an area that extends vertically and without visible joints.

"DuPont ™ Corian® has excellent resistance to moisture, chemical aggression and other sources of degradation typical of the home and is perfect for applications in the kitchen." says.

The kitchen cabinets were made with the same material. To create a striking contrast with the smooth surfaces, some doors have been fitted with a soft padding.

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