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Shirish Beri: Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species

29-01-2014

Shirish Beri: Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species

Indian architect Shirish Beri designed the LaCONES, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species, in Hyderabad in central India. His compositional invention is a result of observation of the site, which is dominated by a group of big rocks. The theme of dialogue between the construction and its natural site is interwoven with the theme of sustainability.

Koponen: house on Lake Saimaa in Finland

11-12-2013

Koponen: house on Lake Saimaa in Finland

The design of Olavi Koponen’s new home on the shore of Lake Saimaa in Finland demonstrates the architect’s comprehension of the site. The home is not built on the basis of rigid paths or schemes for living, but draws its inspiration from the act of wandering through the forest, and the use of structural and cladding materials in the project expresses the Finnish architect’s poetics.

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.

“Odessa” Restaurant: Storytelling by YOD Design Lab

22-11-2013

“Odessa” Restaurant: Storytelling by YOD Design Lab

Materials and light are the key ingredients used by the Ukrainian studio YOD Design Lab in the restyling of the historic Odessa Restaurant in Kiev. The space tells the story of the city of Odessa, bringing its atmosphere back to life in a contemporary version in this restaurant named after the famous Black Sea resort.

Renzo Piano, Architecture Table for the Barbara Cappochin Biennial

14-11-2013

Renzo Piano, Architecture Table for the Barbara Cappochin Biennial

New lifelong senator and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano designed the Architecture Table for the 6th “Barbara Cappochin” International Architecture Award.

Art made with Iris Ceramica porcelain tiles

28-10-2013

Art made with Iris Ceramica porcelain tiles

The utmost freedom for design and creativity with Iris Ceramica’s Hi-lite tiles, to create customised spaces with ever-different decorations: one of the new developments presented at CERSAIE 2013.

Floornature at Cersaie with porcelain stoneware, Moneo and TYIN Tegnestue

15-10-2013

Floornature at Cersaie with porcelain stoneware, Moneo and TYIN Tegnestue

On 25th September 2013, at CERSAIE in Bologna, the Floornature editorial team met architect Yashar Hanstad of TYIN Tegnestue and visited stands by Ariostea, Eiffelgres, Graniti Fiandre, IRIS Ceramica e FMG and Porceliangres.

Environments and Counter Environments.

10-10-2013

Environments and Counter Environments. "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” exhibition, MoMA, 1972

The Graham Foundation presents an exhibition and research project by Peter T. Lang, Luca Molinari and Mark Wasiuta focusing on the famous exhibition of Italian design held in 1972 by Emilio Ambasz at MoMA in New York.

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