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About Terracotta Rainscreen


Terracotta Rainscreen


Argeton Terracotta Rainscreens for new construction and retrofit

Telling Architectural Systems is proud to represent Argeton Terracotta.  Argeton is the original and oldest manufacturer of terracotta rainscreen systems and enjoys a dominating presence on the world stage. Developed in Germany in the early 80’s, Argeton has been successfully installed on thousands of projects in more than 29 countries including Germany, France, Great Britain, China, Qatar, Spain, Russia, Ireland, Iceland, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. The Argeton system is fully engineered and tested to meet the building specifications for new construction and retrofit in the United States and around the world. In 2005 the Argeton System and Mueller were purchased  by Wienerberger GmbH – the largest manufacturer of bricks in the world.

Today the name Argeton stands for quality, aesthetics and creativity. The success story is based on a systematic and future-oriented product development, service-oriented sales and quality assurance of a large group.

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Argeton rainscreen panels are available in a variety of tile profiles. For a simple, clean appearance choose the Tampa style. The straight line corner is a perfect complement for the look. The Terzo profile adds more visual interest with false joints in the surface at various widths and distances. Similarly, the Lineo tile's deep grooves provides for a linear look in the facade. For an overlapping panel look use the Danza tile. These create interest by reflecting light at different angles from the outside of the building.

In addition to the rainscreen functionality our terracotta panels can provide shade or a sunscreen.

We can also work with the manufacturer to create your own custom tile shape and profile for your unique architectural design. Contact us below for more information.


Architectural terracotta rainscreen panels come in a variety of standard colors. If none of these colors match the design we'll create a custom color so the facade matches your architectural style perfectly. See our Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute project as a case study.



Argeton rainscreen can be glazed to reduce maintenance. Glazes in different hues enhance the look. Customize the look by selecting a matte, sheen or high gloss glaze on your panels.



Argeton can be used in all recognized construction forms. Our versatile and unique support systems enhance the flexibility available to the fabricator to complement their specific panel designs and meet all performance criteria. Speed of erection, construction without scaffolding, reduced weather delays and early enclosure are the primary attributes of Argeton panels. The support systems are interchangeable to suit specific design requirements for panel or unitized curtain wall installations and our in-house design team are available to provide assistance.


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Case Study: The Learning Spring School Case Study: The Learning Spring School
A school for children on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum in New York City, was the first school in the state to receive the LEED Gold Standard Certificate. The combination of terracotta rainscreen and aluminum and stainless steel sunscr...
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Brochures for Terracotta Rainscreen
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News archive:
Case Study: Randall Children's Hospital, Portland, OR (Jun 24, 2020)
Case Study: Fort Vancouver Community Library (Dec 14, 2019)
RPI Engineering Building - Argeton Rainscreen Project (Aug 26, 2019)

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