Change the way you think about building design and construction
Our mass-customized cladding system enhances conventional, mass-produced, ventilated rainscreen facade systems. A once flat cladding material is now dimensional offering a new level of design opportunity. Panels can ripple, wave, or undulate across the building to create a bespoke building skin.
Sto’s systemized approach to panelized construction offers many benefits over traditional construction methods, including installation speed, value, and superior performance. StoPanel® 3DP is lightweight, energy-efficient, and durable, and comes in a wide variety of aesthetic options.
Design imaginatively, intelligently, and without the limitations of conventional construction materials.
The matrix is a freeform 3D printed structural latticework that employs geometric optimization principles to generate architectural components with maximum strength and minimal material use. The matrix is entirely 3D printed and is perfect for sculptural, artistic, and other architectural applications without any additional materials.
The aesthetic is reminiscent of cellular structures in living organisms and employs geometric biomimicry to achieve the product’s high strength-to-weight ratio. Materials, density, color, and embedded technology can all be customized.
The open cells of the printed matrix allow for the introduction of companion materials that, when combined, enhance the existing structural capacities and material properties. This multi-material composite product unlocks ultimate design freedom and resource efficiency while satisfying building functionality and the need for integrated architectural capabilities.
This composite system is the foundation of BranchCladTM and StoPanel® 3DP system. Building upon the custom filled and milled matrix panel capabilities, these components will be shipped to the site finished in GFRC or synthetic stucco. It is the combination of materials, reduced project timeline, and democratization of design that makes this a game-changer for building owners and architects.
Our products’ adaptability allows for connections to industry-standard rainscreen hardware as well as to fully bespoke engineered structural attachments. Our solutions include embedded frames that span from floor to floor for the larger panels or 3D printed mounts that attach directly to standard wall systems.