The theme of the ventilated façade has been developed by Emilgroup giving rise to the creation of two different systems: the ventilated façade and the ventilated outer layer – put into practice through a partnership with Isotec. The solution of the ventilated outer layer brings together in a single solution, continuous and homogeneous external insulation and a supporting structure for the external cladding that draws from the collections of the four Emilgroup brands – Provenza, Ergon, Emilceramica and Viva –, each of which is able to respond, with their own stylistic characteristics, to the particular aesthetic needs put forward by the designer. To improve interior comfort of the buildings, the engineering department at Emilgroup have developed a system with a ventilated air cavity that is positioned between the insulating panel and the façade cladding. This solution enables high levels of performance to be achieved, fully conforming to energy efficiency standards. For the housing development in Milan shown here, ceramic from the Ergon range was used. The ‘folded’ surface was chosen, able to reproduce the cut perpendicular to the sedimentation that highlights the directionality of the stone. The cladding is completed with an external ventilated insulation system by Isotec.