Architect Ricardo Rossi Uses Neolith for Brazilian Residence


Ricardo Rossi of Ricardo Rossi Architecture and Interiors, has specified Neolith® by TheSize, the brand of sintered compact surface, in the refurbishment of IV Centenário, a residential home in Brazil.

Replicating an aged metal surface, Iron Corten was selected to provide a contrast of colour against the sophisticated greys and muted whites, while also complementing the earthy tones present throughout the property. The warmest decor from the Iron Collection, Iron Corten, with its strong orange hues inherent to iron oxide, communicates an alluring aesthetic.

In addition to its visual qualities, durability was equally at the core of Rossi’s selection process for specifying Neolith. “We wanted a hard-wearing surface that would remain intact over time and withstand the wear and tear that typically occurs in the home environment,” explains Rossi.

With a highly resistant satin finish, Iron Corten delivers a surface hardness that is often favoured for commercial use. The application of the matte finish to a residential project offered a hard-wearing integrity to the design.

Hygienic, waterproof, easy to clean and 100% natural, Neolith’s properties provide a versatility that made the surface equally suitable for application in the kitchen and breakfast room.

“Neolith’s properties meant we could apply the panels to different rooms throughout the home in full confidence that the surfacing material possessed the qualities best suited to the functionality of that particular environment,” says Rossi.

“Being able to cover large areas with fewer panels, combined with Neolith’s lightweight properties provides installation advantages from a labour, time and cost perspective,” says Rossi. As an illustration of this, a 3mm and 12mm Neolith panel weighs only 7 kg/m² and 30 kg/m² respectively.

Neolith’s sustainable, ecological and 100% recyclable nature offered a product in keeping with Ricardo Rossi’s approach for his IV Centenário project.

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