Architectural Concrete with a depth effect: Light-independent visualization of photos and graphics in the concrete surface. For unlimited freedom of design.
The façade is a building’s external image. It can tell a story and awaken curiosity, make the hidden visible and highlight a building’s purpose. It can impress or shock, inspire and fascinate.
RECKLI artico® neo adds a significant component to the freedom of design provided by architectural concrete. This process can be used to realize photos, images, custom designs and graphics in exposed concrete. The impact of light and shadow doesn’t need to be considered. That’s why RECKLI artico® neo is also ideal for indoors.
The process is simple: RECKLI artico® neo is a plastic foil on which graphics or photos are printed with a high-quality concrete activator. The concrete activator binds the concrete at staggered intervals, so that it can be washed from the surface once removed from the textured formliner. The top cement layer of the concrete is partially removed. The contrast between the washed and smooth surfaces makes the graphics or photos on the façade visible. With the grading sheet you can determine the washout depth with your intended concrete recipe.
The foils can only be used once.