Zephir Evolution

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Zephir Evolution™ is a single-skin terra cotta rainscreen cladding product with overlapping horizontal reveals. The product provides a medium module terra cotta panel available in a variety of surface textures and a single standard height and a variety of panel lengths that may be cut by the installation contractor for specific field conditions. Zephir Evolution™’s precise manufacturing tolerances, lightweight composition and straightforward rainscreen support system provides for ease of installation. Zephir Evolution™ is an excellent economical medium module terra cotta cladding solution for new construction as well as for renovation/renewal/ reimaging of existing buildings. Zephir Evolution™ is available in a 12” vertical module in lengths up to 4’-0”.

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Features

  • Customization with respect to color, texture, and profile available depending on order size and current plant production volume
  • Custom lengths available up to 48”
  • Very strong and excellent impact resistance
  • Competitively priced for quantities over 5,000 SF due to its optimized manufacturing process and modern production equipment
  • Framing systems available for all types of wall construction including framed walls, hard walls, walls with and without exterior insulation, walls with continuous insulation needs, etc.
  • Zephir panels hung on rails for quick installation
  • Complete framing system and design can be supplied by Terreal
  • System wind load testing, impact testing, and ASTM performance testing all available

Imperial Modules*

Center to Center Module (ft)
Center to Center Module (mm)
Size (in)
Size (mm)
Weight (lbs) per Sq Ft
Weight (kg) per M2
12″ x 48″
305 x 1219
12-7/32″ x 47-3/4″ x 9/16″
310 x 1213 x 15
7.5
36.6

* Custom lengths available up to 48”
* Other terra cotta panel modules are available pending review of project scope, please contact Terreal North America

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Typical Installation Section
Vertical Reveal Plan Detail
Mitered Outside Corner Detail
Inside Corner Detail
Outside
Base Detail
Window Sill Section
Window Head Section
Window Jam Detail
Parapet Coping Section

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Typical Installation Section
Vertical Reveal Plan Detail
Mitered Outside Corner Detail
Inside Corner Detail
Termination
Base Detail
Window Sill Section
Window Head Section
Window Jam Detail
Parapet Coping Section

Eliminate Attachment System Thermal Bridges


Terreal in conjunction with Knight Wall System’s CI-SYSTEM™ delivers continuous insulation across all structural members without thermal bridges other than isolated fasteners and service openings. This unique drop-in attachment system meets or exceeds the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 while saving time and money by reducing labor and assembly costs.

Advantages to Terreal-Knight CI System: Code compliant continuous insulation: R-value = real value, lightweight and budget conscious, validated fire performance (complies with NFPA 285), outstanding thermal performance, quick and simple installation.

For more information on this type of framing assembly, please contact Terreal North America.
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Example framing details of Terreal terra cotta panels (shown as Piterak Slim 30) with Knight Wall’s CI-System.

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Special Shapes

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The architectural possibilities with Terreal terra cotta are almost limitless. Terreal’s unique custom capabilities allow an architect to go beyond standard flat panels and add grooves, ribs, chevrons, or curves individually or in combination. At left and below are examples of just some of the possibilities. Contact Terreal for assistance in designing a shape to meet your architectural vision.

 

Corners

Corners can be constructed using lapped panels, factory mitered or field mitered panels for a sharp corner. Metal corners can also be used to add additional architectural elements.

Coping

Window Sill

Round columns

Terreal can fabricate true round column segments in lengths up to 5′.

Perforated Panels

 
 
 
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Single skin Zephir and Zephir Evolution panels can be perforated with slots, holes and other patterns to provide ventilation, sunscreens or decorative screens. Patterns can be on individual panels or through CNC technology span numerous panels to create signage or architectural patterns. Above and below are a few of the possibilities.