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Ceramic coverings and the identity of places of transition

03-12-2013

Ceramic coverings and the identity of places of transition

Spaces/places such as shopping centres, outlet centres, supermarkets and other large commercial spaces represent a new form of architecture for contemporary life that relies on covering materials such as porcelain to define its identity.

Displaying ceramic tiles. Ariostea’s maxi sizes

19-11-2013

Displaying ceramic tiles. Ariostea’s maxi sizes

Porcelain tiles on display, presented as randomly overlapping volumes bringing to mind possible architectural constructions, interiors and concepts for design. A visual experience for the future of design, by architect Marco Porpora.

Rafiq Azam: family tomb in Bangladesh

24-07-2013

Rafiq Azam: family tomb in Bangladesh

Rafiq Azam builds a family tomb in Noakhali, in southern Bangladesh. The architect views the tomb as a gateway between earth and heaven, reflected in the shape of the concrete cornice framing a stand of betel palms, the vertical lines of which contrast with the horizontal line of the roof. The project includes a single bench on which to sit in prayer before the grassy meadow where the dead are buried.

Marble-like ceramic tiles

23-05-2013

Marble-like ceramic tiles

Marble-like ceramic tiles can add new life to a space with all the qualities of natural stone while giving free rein to designers’ creativity.

Research and the uniqueness of ceramic tiles

06-11-2012

Research and the uniqueness of ceramic tiles

Big Maximum ceramic tiles in the Marmi, Vertigo, Midnight, Nexus and Precious Stone versions not only give ceramic tiles a new identity with their 300x150 measurements but open up new possibilities for architecture.

2011 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE IN STONE

17-10-2011

2011 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE IN STONE

5 works selected by the international panel of judges chaired by Francesco Dal Co were presented with awards at the 46th Marmomacc.

Souto de Moura: Paula Rêgo Museum

09-05-2011

Souto de Moura: Paula Rêgo Museum

Never sensationalist, Eduardo Souto de Moura’s architecture is determined by choices linked with the landscape, the meaning of the work and the details of the materials. These intentions are clearly expressed in his plan for Paula Rêgo Museum in Cascais, with its red cement, glass permitting contemplation of details and two pyramidal roofs making the building an architectural symbol in the landscape.

Stone skin of the Carpi Palaspace

01-03-2010

Stone skin of the Carpi Palaspace

The interiors of the Carpi Palaspace offer an example of the importance of cladding in determining a building’s personality: playing with strong and dark colours and with light graduated hues, the stone surfaces define the way space is used and set up a relationship of dialogue with the public.

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