When architect Paal Johan Kahrs chose to use STENI’s façade panels on his own cabin, it was based on inspiration from his 1960s Panton chairs – and architectural considerations. When the architect had his own holiday home built in 2014, at Lerøy outside Bergen, one of the buildings he himself was most pleased with was ready for use. “The cabin is like a jewellery box – smooth on the outside and soft on the inside,” says Kahrs.
HOW ARCHITECTS THINK ABOUT CREATING OPTIMAL CUSTOMER VALUE!
What do architects think about STENI’s facade panels and what do they see as important for being able to meet their clients’ wishes and needs? We asked architect Kasper Kullegaard, who worked with STENI on the building project for the Samsøvej assisted living centre – known for its curved black facade – and this article highlights some of his answers.
SHARP REDUCTION IN MAINTENANCE COSTS
In 2013, the Nonnebanken housing association in Herfølge, Denmark replaced 3,200 square metres of traditional wooden cladding with STENI’ façade panels. This has resulted in significantly lower maintenance costs, less graffiti and stable rent.
NORWAY’S COOLEST “OUTHOUSE”
The artist Njål Lunde transformed the ablution block at Manglerud School from a creepy and unsightly building in the schoolyard into a burst of colour with motifs from Østensjøvannet lake.
FASTER INSTALLATION WITH PRE-DRILLED PANELS AND CUSTOM SHAPES
In Sandefjord, carpenter Dag Olsen and his colleagues at Bygg og Maskin AS are busy mounting STENI façade panels on the new ice rink at the Bugårdsparken recreation centre. He estimates that two people can install around 70 square metres of façade panels each day.
IMPROVING BOTH ARCHITECTURE AND QUALITY OF LIFE
With its newly renovated façades, additional sound absorption measures and balconies clad with STENI Colour, the Brunevang residential complex in Rødovre, Denmark, has been given a significant makeover.