Reminiscent of the case study houses in California, the new collection of refined concrete blocks is rugged enough for outside, but ultra-smooth for interior architecture and design, the Gulf Shores, Ala.-based company says.
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“The revival of the breeze block is due to the ability to create unique spaces with eye-catching geometric patterns while also providing functionality,” says Lundy Wilder, founder of Villa Lagoon Tile. “Unlike cast-poured, concrete breeze blocks which are most common, the Villa Lagoon Tile collection is produced by our artisans who have taken their refined knowledge of decorative cement tile making to deliver a smoother, denser, and more refined product.”
Measuring 7½ inches, Breeze Blocks are unlike the screen blocks of the past, the company says. It’s a modern improvement. “We have applied our years of engineering the best cement tiles to producing a much higher grade product than existed before, Villa Lagoon says. The company continues: “Unlike the more common cast-poured blocks, Villa Lagoon Tile leveraged its expertise in cement tile to create a smoother offering that is easy to paint and less ‘scratchy.’”
The new Breeze Block Collection is ideal for residential projects where architects and designers want to add beauty and distinctive character to any interior or exterior space. They can be used to provide privacy, shade, and weather protection while allowing light and ventilation. Designers can also build permeable residential wall structures, including partitions and exterior brise soleils, but they may also add a creative touch to interior residential applications, such as kitchen islands, shelves, and accent walls.
Breeze Blocks are available in 21 patterns and eight standard colors--Natural Gray, Natural White, Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, and Brown—but builders and remodelers can paint them in custom colors.
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