Project of the month - April 2018

1 April 2018
Lively and playful image thanks to Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector

Architectural Firm Du Coeur à l’Ouvrage won a competition in 2016, with their design for the new city day-care centre on the French island Ste Marie de Ré. They created a fantastic project made of wood, inspired by the heritage of the island. Specifically, the salt barns and the oyster houses, which were all traditionally made of wood. The design is also reminiscent of beach huts, which are very much characteristic of the entire west coast of France.

Du Coeur à l’Ouvrage wanted the day-care centre to have a playful and lively image and their plan led them to Rubio Monocoat. They decided to colour and protect the vertical exterior wall cladding with Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector. After a long process of selecting and testing colours, eight custom-made colours were decided on. Eight colours for the eight different rooms. Each exterior wall cladding was oiled in another bright colour. To make it into one whole and to lead the children from one room to the next, the exterior colours can also be found in the interior. Because the RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is suitable for virtually all wood types and can also be used for interior applications, some of the furniture and other details also got the same bright colours as the exterior walls.

If you would like to brighten up your exterior wood yourself, Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector is the obvious choice! It colours and protects all exterior wood in 1 single coat. The easy application and maintenance make this oil an extremely user-friendly product. The RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is available in 20 different colours.

If you have a great project and want it to stand out, go for one of our 8 POP colours, like Poppy or Sunflower. The RMC Hybrid Wood Protector Sunflower is very much in style, thanks to the Gen Z Yellow trend. Read more about Gen Z Yellow here.

If you would rather emphasise the colour of the wood, be sure to have a look at the other colours that are available. For more inspiration, you can look at some examples of our RMC Hybrid Wood Protector accomplishments here.

Project details:
Wood type: Softwood
Product: Hybrid Wood Protector
- Blue (Lagoon 50% + Black 50%) 
- Red Bordeaux (Poppy 70% + Black 30%) 
- Aspect Wood  (50% Teak + 50% Ipe Look)
- Green  (Autoclave Green 70% + Black 30%)  
- Bright red (Poppy 90% + Black 10%)
- Orange (Sunset 80% + White 20%) 
- Violet (Lagoon 50g + Poppy 30g + Black 10g)
- Yellow (Sunflower)


Your Rubio Monocoat project in the spotlight for a month? Wouldn’t that be fantastic?
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Warm regards,
The Rubio Monocoat head office
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