Tag Ceramics

Mardones: a home fit for a champion in Santiago de Chile

14-05-2014

Mardones: a home fit for a champion in Santiago de Chile

Architect Gonzalo Mardones Viviani has built a villa for tennis champion Marcelo Rìos on the hills above Santiago de Chile. His design focuses on use of materials in relation to light. The large ceramic floor tiles are consistent with the concrete surface bleached by the action of titanium dioxide.

Costa-Fierros: Music Park in Seville

25-07-2012

Costa-Fierros: Music Park in Seville

Following construction of Cocheras underground station in Seville, Agencia de Obra Pública de la Junta de Andalucía appointed architects Costa-Fierros to come up with a masterplan for redevelopment of the whole area. With its ceramic, limestone and granite pavement, the new Music Park becomes a big plaza linking two residential neighbourhoods.

Takehiko Nez Architects: home in Kanagawa

25-04-2012

Takehiko Nez Architects: home in Kanagawa

Takehiko Nez’s architecture is all about details: thoughtful choice of materials, a focus on order in form, respect for and relations with the landscape. In his home in Kanagawa, the landscape is not so much his inspiration as an element which is in turn “designed” as an extension of the aesthetic and descriptive solutions he uses in the interiors.

Mazzanti: Timayui elementary school

05-08-2011

Mazzanti: Timayui elementary school

Giancarlo Mazzanti’s plan for a new elementary school is based on the idea that architecture can become a tool for the rebirth of a neighbourhood, an instrument of social cohesion and of pride in belonging to a place. If the building also offers an example of optimal use of energy resources, the project is worth a mention in the Fassa Bortolo Prize for Sustainable Architecture.

New offices for a new district in Rome

10-02-2011

New offices for a new district in Rome

By breaking down volumes and setting them side by side, then choosing materials such as glass for the light and ceramic for the ventilated façades to improve external strength and insulation, proArch bcd designs the first of the new office buildings in Rome’s new Mezzocammino district.

Apartment building by Kis Péter, ceramic wall tiles

26-07-2010

Apartment building by Kis Péter, ceramic wall tiles

Kis Péter analysed the construction site and its layout and built an apartment building in Budapest which fits into its site and completes it, fitting harmoniously into its context and standing out from it with its formal and decorative choices, which draw on the historic stylemes of social housing.

Valencia. Palau de les Arts <br> Santiago Calatrava. 2005

07-12-2005

Valencia. Palau de les Arts
Santiago Calatrava. 2005

White concrete, steel and ceramic: these are the main "ingredients" of the new Palau de les Arts designed by Catalan architect Santiago Calatrava for Valencia.

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