Examples of the application of magnetron sputtered coatings with multifunctional characteristics able to provide the mechanical stability and desired functional properties such as antifouling, antiscratch and selfcleaning to architectural components.

Ficus column with self-cleaning and antibacterial coating.

Antibacterial blue titanium oxynitride coating on 3D printed stoneware

Hydrophobic titanium nitride over stoneware


Research team: Sandra Carvalho (coordination); Sebastian Calderon Velasco  and Mariana Henriques (development).