Architectural concrete GRC

Architectural concrete is a term that in the area of design and architecture, for several years, has been gaining more and more popularity. It is used both in the cladding of walls, facade panels, and in furniture tops, work surfaces, bathrooms, small architecture, or even in small decorative objects. However, it is purely aesthetic, behind which stands different technologies which has enormous importance for its creation and very different strength parameters based on usage.

It is, after all important for the investor; the parameter of frost resistance used for facades, the floor slab which is one or three centimetres thick and how fast it will wear off. How important is the weight of the counter-top!? These differences may reach several hundred kilograms of comparable sizes! Our material is technologically advanced concrete GRC that is: Glass reinforced concrete. GRC technology, in contrast to the traditional, most commonly used by manufacturers of concrete mixes, the highest in performance and durability. With GRC, we have no such restrictions on the dimensions of concrete slabs, while maintaining their small thickness and weight.


A typical element of 250/100 cm produced at a thickness of 11 mm while maintaining high strength guaranteeing complete security installation! Comparing to products made of conventional technologies GRC is two, three times lighter with a higher performance bending strength.


The installation of such concrete slabs can be done without the need for a reinforced wall and without using the structure, Which leaves you with no weight on your shoulders as you can be sure that GRC means safety, durability, efficiency, stability, and a joy to use.


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Bar for Mercedes saloon!

A Mercedes Benz Living room. New Skimmer Material: GRC Concrete. We custom made a dashboard for the Mercedes saloon. The deck and our Rivall plates gives a shocking impression. The deck has a standard thickness of 2 cm, which resulting in light weight. This translates into ease of assembly and transport. In addition, it is characterized by a high abrasive resistance, which is extremely important in the case of counters, bars and tables. Such parameters allow high quality technology in which it was made. The design consists not only of a counter top, but also the entire structure is cast as a monolith! Robust and stable. GRC's architectural concrete technology, our experience and determination, made it possible to efficiently execute the project. Take a look at some photos from the creation stage. As you can see, our specialists are having a good time creating ... coming soon: the finished project.



Concrete stairs using our cladding and tile Rivall

We are happy to present an arrangement of a staircase in some offices. It uses a stair lining, which has covered some reinforced concrete stairs. Steps and concrete risers are made of GRC architectural concrete so they are only 2 cm thick. The is all a form of monolith, with a distinctly strong character, but with a smooth and soft touch effect. The material is hydro and oleophobic to protect against possible dirt. The wall finish made of custom made stoneware, using the same colour / grey / stair steps. Despite the small thickness - 1 cm, the pedestals as well as the concrete slabs are subjected to work and cut. Architectural concrete grc is primarily a lack of thick aggregates, thus accurate and easy cutting without any brittle edges. The entire composition closes the our 3D Rivall tile which is used on the walls. More pictures available on Google+



Concrete decorative panels for another fireplace

We have introduced a different arrangement with our wall panels. In this arrangement we have made the material to suit an individual order. Technically, for the decorative panels we used our reliable architectural concrete GRC. The natural colour of the concrete and light porosity were used for the arrangement. Thanks to the hand-made moulding process, we get a rich and unique arrangement. Our material is unique compared with other products on the market, for which repeatable matrices are used. We think it disturbs the real and expected charm of concrete. Due to the place of use, plates are additionally hydrophobically protection, which makes staining difficult and facilitates cleaning during use. The fireplace in a casing with plasterboard, which requires a lightweight and durable material. It works thermally, hence the high strengths of the material are combined in thickness. And the lightweight elasticity of the material gives the possibility of an exact arrangement, adhesive to each other. This is important because most 18-20 mm materials are rigid and do not flex.



GRC decorative concrete boards for fireplaces and walls

An arrangement of fire places, using our architectural concrete - GRC decorative concrete slabs. This time, concrete slabs of a standard thickness of 11 mm, grey and light porosity were used. Due to the use of GRC technology - fibreglass diffusion plates, it is possible to use the material on a firebox enclosure. This is important because other fibres, such as polyurethane, can oxidise by producing a rather annoying odour and quickly crack. The light weight decorative plates allows for the installation on the fireplace of the gk plate. All housing components are made to order, any holes and dimensions are customized. Edges and joining boards at an angle of 45 degrees. At the construction site, only the assembly - glueing in the Ardex system, meeting the requirements and challenges posed by the fireplace case. Thanks to the thickness of 10 mm and its light weight, while maintaining the maximum strength, the investor has no fear of safety for household members. In addition, our architectural concrete was used as a wall-board of the premises, complementing the composition of the interior.



Decorative concrete quality and durability

It is well known that counter tops, tables, sinks, washbasins and furniture must withstand a lot. We are constantly testing their strength, resistance to dirt, stains and residues of coloured liquids and food. Thanks to the latest impregnation method "Supremedrop" furniture can now meet the challenges of their users! Sumpremedrop is a multi-stage process of protecting the material. It was developed by technologists specifically for our products. Due to this, protected in the mass, already in the initial stage of production, the material will resist stains even from hot oil. This method allows individualisation of protection depending on the planned degree of dirt load and expected aesthetic effect. Otherwise it may look like the protection of concrete slabs on the wall, or concrete floor, and yet another tabletop of architectural concrete. It is possible to obtain a gloss, satin or matt effect. The refined method goes towards minimizing the aesthetic changes of the material, which in the case of decorative concrete is a big challenge. The photo shows the effect of our hydrophobic protection, with the typical effect of repelling water droplets.



Vintage limited edition

Another private house, August 2016 Material: Vintage GRC boards. Slabs from our Vintage limited edition custom made on demand. Characterised by diversity, uniqueness of their individual stripes and spots. This is concrete in its most raw and wild form. Soon, the collection will be marketed in Western Europe. More photos below.



Our tiles were appreciated by the French magazine D’architectures!



We do great and small things

We do great and small things A private house, August 2016 Material: GRC boards. This time, boards in a private bathroom, used as wall cladding, flooring and countertop. Giving a unique atmosphere to a relaxing space.



A pinch of the concrete folklore

A pinch of concrete folklore A villa, Zakopane, October 2015 Material: GRC board custom designed using a Folk pattern in a modern interior and why not! Using GRC concrete technology, it is possible to create reliefs in the boards with a thickness of only 11 mm! Such an idea has been used in the slab project with a traditional highlander imprint. The structure of the OS1 board, with OSB relief, further strengthens this great effect.  



POWER FIT

The Fitness Club POWERFIT, Zawiercie, April 2016

Material: GRC boards, smooth finish.

We invite you to the newly opened Powerfit Fitness Club in Zawiercie! For the reception Artis Visio boards were used. The effect of homogeneous monolith was achieved due to the smoothness and naturalness of the material. In addition, the waterproof varnish prevents water from entering the structure of the material, but also enhances the natural silkiness of the surface.

 



Jolanta Kleser’s culinary studio – Pracownia SMAKU

  Jolanta Kleser’s culinary studio – Pracownia SMAKU This time slabs and 3D tiles, Katowice. The new, delicious and elegant spot on the map of Katowice! The restaurant of the MasteChef contestant - Jolanta Kleser. Here workshops and culinary demonstrations are conducted, as well as thematic lectures. This project uses models of 3D tiles - Pero, Kili, Serpente, Puro, La Ramla and flat slabs made with GRC technology. Feel invited on a culinary and aesthetic experience!



Our concrete is FIT

Ftness clubs - Cityfit A network of fitness gym – Cityfit. Rivall tiles made using the technology of architectural concrete GRC in white. It has become a permanent part of the interior of CityFit's network of gyms throughout the country. Further investments are ongoing. Train in an energising atmosphere! An interesting play of light and colour and appreciation for the design. Cityfit interiors are tasteful and our decorative 3D tiles Rivall are its culmination.



Carvido Furniture Collection

A German furniture manufacturer wanted a collection of furniture using architectural concrete (GRC). Our products and capabilities are appreciated not only in Poland. Carvido is a collection of concrete furniture. A Manufacturer of distinction on the European market which combines the beauty of architectural concrete with the warmth of wood. By combining these materials and their simple forms, the producer gives the furniture timelessness.



Architectural concrete GRC in office space

 

Architectural concrete GRC used in an office space Bielsko-Biała, a private investor.
For this project we used slabs of architectural concrete, dimensions of 120/60 cm and thickness of 11 mm. A natural grey colour, with a medium porous finishing. Recently, in the centre of Bielsko-Biała opened the headquarters of a private client. In this loft arrangement Artis Visio materials were used, in an unusual vertical orientation, emphasizing the height of the interior. Stunning effects combined with wood joinery and glass. Congratulations to the architect!
 



A new restaurant on the map of the capital

  A new restaurant on the map of the capital "Nadwiślański Świt" -  A new restaurant in Warsaw, where our 3D concrete tiles Rivall, have been used. Arranged using the buildings structural pillars , which are one of the dominant elements of its interior design. For this concept, customized elements were made; filling the corners with tiles to obtain a full rectangular. The space in where delicious smells mingle with a feast of exceptional design for the eyes.



Industrial Facility /Cladding

Industrial Facility /Cladding Industrial Facility April 2015 This project of elevation of an industrial hall is a great challenge. Industrial halls are huge, therefore in this project we used some grey elevation boards of 160/60 cm. The boards are made of architectural concrete. The elevation is made also of OS3 architectural concrete colourised boards. The whole project was executed very carefully and gives the building unique character.



Center for Documentation and Deportation Upper Silesians to the USSR in the 1945

Facility: Center for Documentation and Deportation of Upper Silesians to the USSR in 1945 Place: Bytom Radzionków, January 2015 Radzionków borough, Architectonic Agency ‘’Kolores’’ – Robert Kwiatek A lot of non-standard elements have been used in this project. You may see our works in the guise of architectural concrete showcases with a clapboard relief, and wall claddings – boards with a similar relief. Bases and the reception counter with a clapboard relief are also made by Artis Visio. All the above mentioned elements are made of architectural concrete.



Restaurant interior

  Poland, Kraków, Pl. Nowy 1. Private investor, ‘’Projektoffnia’’ Architectonic Agency. Many Artis Visio elements have been used: wall claddings – architectural concrete boards, stairs claddings – treads and risers, and the floor made of ‘’La Rambla’’ tiles. We have also made washbasins and the ground floor bar casing – those are the customised elements made of architectural concrete. The restaurant, patio and outdoor area have been equipped with ‘’Linear’’ and ‘’Cube’’ flowerpots from the Artis Visio collection. Plac Nowy 1  



Cricoteka Kantor’s Museum Kraków

Cricoteka Kantor’s Museum Kraków . IQ2 Consortium, Marshal of the Małopolskie Voivodeship . Artis Visio took part in the revitalisation of the Podgórska Powerhouse buildings and in the building of a new structure in Nadwiślańska Street, Kraków. It is the biggest research and exhibition institution, dedicated to contemporary artists. Our task was to create the finishings of the entrance zone for the museum and the composition of materials. We used Artis Visio grey boards of 18mm gauge and dimensions of 120/60 cm Circoteca



Restaurant Amaro

A model of ‘’Tzara’’tile in the Atelier Amaro,  August 2013 Investor: Modest Amaro. Modest Amaro, is a juror of many culinary TV shows and the author of culinary books. Atelier Amaro was awarded by Michelin a culinary guide star. In this project, we used the ‘’Tzara’’ tile to decorate walls and the front side of the bar. This tile makes the interior elegant and classy. An unconventional use of ‘’Tzara’’ was the biggest surprise – it also plays the role of a snack plate. As you can see, the tiles are not only wall decorations, but also culinary gadgets.



Piotr Kucharski’s culinary studio, Wrocław

Mieszczanski Brewery, Spetember 2014. MR Studio Design Agency. We had a pleasure to work with Mr Piotr Kucharski during the renovation of his culinary studio. The location, Mieszczański Brewery in Wrocław, used to be a bottling plant. Thanks to the unique atmosphere of the building, it is a pleasure to put everything into cooking and then to enjoy the results of it. We used the ‘’Rivall’’ tile in the studio. It is a very decorative item that adds charm to the space. www.studiokulinarnebm.pl



Apartment in Kraków

A private residence in Krakow, Poland. Architectonic Agency Anna Kruk. Wall cladding using Artis Vision LECA slabs. LECA: Light Expanded Clay Aggregate