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" Lund Hagem's Norwegian studio designed a sculpture museum to house works by artist Knut Steen on the hill overlooking Sandefjord Bay. The construction is made out of only two materials, concrete and glass, to ensure that attention is focused on the work of art in space. The layout offers a perspective on nature. "
" The Binh Thanh house is a good introduction to the contemporary architecture of Ho Chi Minh, as seen from the point of view of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a young but well-established Vietnamese studio. Its characteristic bare concrete façade serves as a sunshade. The work makes use of traditional local forms, interpreted with a view to achieving sustainability. "
" Completed in 2014, Rotterdam's Centraal Station is an infrastructure connecting a number of different routes for accessing the city. This significant example of contemporary architecture was designed by the Team CS (Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en van Schooten Architecten, West 8), winners of the competition held in 2003. The roof is covered with 130,000 solar cells. "
" The shape and expressive surfaces of the Norwegian energy company Statoil's office complex reflect the research and innovation that are the keys to the company's operations, achieving significant results in the area of sustainability. A-Lab Arkitekturlaboratoriet's project won the competition held in 2009. "
All the technical aspects of porcelain tiles in an in-depth look at the material covering everything from ventilated façades to raised floors, from water jet cutting to aesthetic variations on surface textures. Design solutions and culture for an aesthetic of contemporary architecture, creating innovative new moods incorporating noble, economical, ecological use of ceramic surfaces. Ventilated facades, raised floors: different technical solutions for your designs. A course of study focusing on the specific theme of the economic and ecological benefits of using ventilated facades or raised floors and the multitude of possibilities for their application and decoration with ceramic tiles, from water jet cutting to use of porcelain stoneware in wellness centres and outdoor floors.