Ventilated facade is a system of cladding vvhere the facade cover, stone in this case, is fixed to the special substructure at a certain distance from the substructure walls. The system has its structural compnent which is formed out of aluminium elements which support the facade panels and the facade cover consisting of aluminium rails and stone panels. Designed as a separate, non- structural item, provides certain architectural freedom of expres- sion in the designe of the facade forms and aesthetics.

Space behind the facade panel becomes useful design object since some of the building services can be “hidden” inside. Ventilating facade is particularly important for its thermal insulation capabili- ties.

The space behind the stone is ventilated by constantly streaming air which keeps the space dry, prevents direct contact between atmospheric moisture and the building and allows space for the installation of thermal insulation which prevents heat loss and helps increase buildings energy efficiency.
Basis of the system are the vertical aluminium rails which level the facade plane. These rails are fixed to brackets placed in the walls.
Thus, a new ideally flat plane is created for the fixing of stone panels and facade “imperfections” hidden. Horizonal rails are fixed to the verticals and specially detailed stone is then inserted into the rails. All aluminium elements are typical and can be adjusted to specific requirements of a project. Aluminium profiles are extruded from the construction grade aluminium 6061/T6.