Open-joint Cladding Lookbook
Designs featuring open-joint cladding are a growing trend in exterior facades. Favored for the clean, modern style the technique creates, it’s no wonder many of the world’s most advanced building professionals are embracing the trend. However, it is also a style that requires extra attention to manage the infiltration of rain, snow, and UV light through the exterior elements.
Until very recently, when working with open-joint designs, building professionals had to choose between design integrity and protection. With no signs of the trend slowing down, this industry-wide dilemma inspired us to develop new product solutions in the form of highly UV-resistant air and water barriers. The innovation of two high-performance products designed to protect open-joint cladding has afforded us the opportunity to work on some truly inspirational buildings across North America.
This Lookbook is a collection of those projects. You’ll see that every project features a different type of cladding material (e.g. perforated aluminum, cedar planks, Swisspearl® composite panels, etc.), and each project overcame a unique set of challenges and pushed the limits of creativity without ever sacrificing protection.
Ready to take a look? Get inspired and see what’s possible.
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