Lifestyle and atmosphere in the home: choosing porcelain stoneware flooring
Jussi Tiainen, Ralph Feiner,
Helsinki, Finlandia, Singapore, Svizzera,
Gres Porcellanato, Pietra,
When architects choose ceramic and porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles they are choosing not only the material itself but the boundary, the sensorial perimeter within which the inhabitants? lifestyle will take on its form and structure.
The initial assessment is of decisive importance: all future customisations, all details, finishes and items of furniture will to all effects be dependant on our initial choice.
Our everyday surroundings also determine the atmosphere of our time and the sensations we not only experience ourselves but convey to others.
The bathroom, for example, an intimate space by definition, encloses in its essence a whole range of sensations, even if only for a few minutes; no-one wants to give up the experience of all-encompassing, exclusive, timeless wellness.
Patios and gardens are places of serenity and company, and are expected to provide comfort, contact with nature and fresh air.
Iris Ceramica?s vast range of porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles conveys these particular sensorial qualities, creating projects that underline the natural character and veins of stone, marble and travertine.
Collections such as Textile, Petra Aeterna and Piasentine, available in countless finishes and colour variants, permit applications of equal elegance and visual impact in important architectural projects and small spaces alike.
01_Iris Ceramica – Piasentine collection. Colours: Cenere, Sabbia, Terra
02_Natural swimming pool, Suben, Austria. Aqua-landscaping design: Wagner&Weitlaner WasserWerkstatt OG. Building design: Pointner+Pointner, Architekturbüro Freistadt-Altstadt. Photo credits: Courtesy of Wagner&Weitlaner WasserWerkstatt OG
03_Round house, private home in Vartiokylä, Helsinki, Finland. Design: Olavi Koponen. Structural design: Oskari Laukkanen. Landscape design: Elina Tirkkonen. Photo credits: Jussi Tiainen
04_Home in Soglio, Graubünden, Switzerland. Design: Ruinelli Associati Architetti. Photo credits: Ruinelli Associati Architetti and Ralph Feiner.
05_Cluny House, Singapore. Design: Guz Architects. Photo credits: Patrick Bingham-Hall
06_Iris Ceramica – My Wall Collection. Colours: Brown, Candy, Grey, Ocean, Sand, Sky, Steel, White
07_Iris Ceramica – Textile Collection. Colours: Green, Grey, Orange, Red, Turquoise, White, Yellow
08_Linear House, Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Design: Patkau Architects (Greg Boothroyd, Christina Gray, Steffen Knab, Hiro Kurozumi, Renee Martin, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Peter Suter). Photo credits: James Dow
09_Iris Ceramica – Petra Aeterna Collection. Colours and finishes: Bianco Carrara, Pietra di lava, Bianco, Nero, Travertino classico
10_Iris Ceramica – Porcelainwood Collection. Colours and finishes: Crystalwood, Sandwood