We appreciate the beauty of the built environment and recognize Architecture as Art. Our creative group is therefore dedicated to the aesthetic side of construction. Considering a project’s underlying conditions, requirements and objectives when producing our individualize color and material concepts for facades and interiors, we develop solutions in close collaboration with our clients.
Sto Design Support
Enhancing value with colour.
Sto Studio provides architectural colour concepts through close collaboration with our clients. The cooperative processes brings us to destination best suited for the structure, its use, the context, and the needs of all parties involved. Our shared success is the ultimate goal and one that serves as a timeless statement of architectural design.
Sto’s expertise in exterior thermal insulation systems date back to the early 1960’s, when Sto developed the first Exterior Insulation and Finish System. Today, building science experts agree that Continuous Insulation is the most effective way to insulate the building envelope for energy savings. In addition to cladding systems, Sto offers air & moisture barriers, high performance coatings and facade repair products.
Sto recognizes the impact that buildings can have on the environment and on their occupants. “Building with conscience.” means that we collaborate with like-minded customers and built in line with environmental requirements and our needs as human beings. We strive to maintain the value of old and new buildings for their owners, investors and users, by producing products and systems, and providing services that improve a building’s energy efficiency durability and aesthetic appeal.
Sto Studio Service
Sto provides valuable insight to virtually any building project.
Sto Studio develops colour and material concepts for a variety of construction types: Health Care, Hospitality, Multi-Family Housing, Commercial Real Estate or Single-Family Residences. Projects can be Renovation/Restoration or New Build.
These concepts are based on information provided by our clients: Owners, Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Property Managers and other stakeholders. Project context, design intent, history and other variables are factored into solutions which offer enhanced character to the building.
Our expertise with both new and existing buildings has proven to be extremely valuable for the host of satisfied customers who have grown to depend on Sto Studio. Here’s how one of our many clients have responded to the services:
“We first were introduced to StoDesign (now Sto Studio) a few years ago for our Park Towers II project – a 35 storey, luxury apartment tower in Atlanta. It was as a result of the Studio’s efforts and talent the building turned out as beautiful as it has.Since that initial introduction, Sto Studio has become an integral part of our high rise team. We have already turned to them twice more in the past six months to help us conceptualize and make decisions on the exterior facades of two other high rise buildings.”
VP Acquisitions & Development
Julian LeCraw & Co. Inc.
Sto’s range of projects encompasses residential housing, multi-family developments, hospitality, corporate environments, education, entertainment and complete townscapes. We focus on the success of each project, applying our knowledge light, color and material properties. StoDesign operates at a local level throughout Europe, The Americas and Asia.
“Colour is life; for a world without colour appears to us dead” Johannes Itten
It is an undeniable truth that colour is a celebration and one to which we contribute daily. Our efforts remain firmly grounded in our corporate philosophy, and we aspire to continually improve our products and services. Sto’s focus on colour, it’s value, it’s continuity and it’s consistence contribute to the goals we share with the design and building community. Whether providing industry leading delivery of quality colour formulas and samples, or a Sto Studio rendering, assisting in decision making processes we will always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.
The StoColor System is a unique planning tool for the use of colour in Architecture:
- Quick and easy to understand thanks to a clear, logical system construction.
- Reliable application of design through a harmonic, finely nuanced selection of colours for facade and interior use.
- Ergonomic perception oriented presentation media for all phases of colour design.
StoColor Classic Collection
The Classic Collection is a selected group of colours taken from StoColor 800 and represents traditional favourites for North America.
StoColor Designer Collection
The Designer Collection represents a selected group of colours taken from StoColor 800 most frequently used by Design Professionals.
The StoColor Group provides unequaled colour expertise and technical support to internal and external customers, including Operations, Marketing, Sales, R&D and our valued Distributor Partners. Our Sample Department produces over 40,000 individual samples per year. We fulfill most standard product samples through our marketing distribution centre, and also build many custom samples per customer specifications.