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" The holiday home in Havsdalen, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter of Oslo uses the symbolic shape of the gable as a distinguishing sign. The timber used in the structure and in the wall and floor coverings puts the home squarely in line with the local architectural tradition. The gradient in the land aids rational subdivision of the interiors, offering the inhabitants plenty of opportunities to fully appreciate the views of the landscape. " read
" DPS Kindergarten School in Bangalore, a project by Khosla Associates, experiments with a form of sustainability involving screening of sunshine with traditional terra cotta jaalis and natural ventilation and lighting. The building, based on a concrete module with corrugated sheet metal walls, proclaims a democratic model of schooling. " read
" Open Architecture’s new Geuha Youth and Cultural Center in Qinhuangdao (China) contemplates the relationship between architecture and education. The circular floor plan creates a series of open, flexible spaces facing onto a big inner garden. Passive energy-saving technologies guarantee the project’s sustainability. " read
" Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s The Crystal is one of many contemporary constructions in the city of Copenhagen. With its geometric shape developed on the basis of the shape of the corner lot, the new Nykredit building uses materials such as glass and steel to improve its sustainability. " read
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.