Approximately 5,400 sq. ft. of Dri-Design Panels in two aspects of zinc--VM Quartz and Anthra Zinc--were used to create a stunning design for a Cincinnati, Ohio residence.
The patented Dri-Design Wall Panel System is an affordable dry joint, pressure-equalized rainscreen system. Panels for the system can be fabricated from a variety of materials including painted aluminum, zinc, copper and stainless steel. All are 100% recyclable. Painted panels are available in any Kynar color, and all panels are available in both standard and custom sizes.
Design for the upscale 5,000 sq. ft. residence was provided by Jose Garcia Design, Cincinnati. The firm has used zinc before in residential design and liked it, according to Jose Garcia. “The zinc panels give you a fantastic look for a reasonable cost with low to no maintenance,” said Garcia. “Although this was our first experience with Dri-Design, we are very familiar with the rainscreen attachment method. We’ve used it very successfully in numerous commercial and residential projects. The Dri-Design panels were particularly interesting to us because of the look and the superior performance.”
A wide range of custom panel sizes (more than 110 different sizes) was used to create interesting detailing and reveals. Installation was handled by Kelley & Carpenter Refrigeration & Sheet Metal, Hamilton, OH.
Quartz-Zinc and Anthra-Zinc are products of Umicore Building Products USA.
Photographs by Jose Garcia Design/Photographer—Ryan Kurtz
About VMZINC / Umicore Building Products USA
Umicore is a world-leading producer of VMZINC® architectural zinc. For over 160 years, Umicore has been providing innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, NC. For additional information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com and the Facebook pages “VMZINC,” “VMZINCresidential,” and “VMZINC for Architecture.”