Production of porcelain maxi-tiles in Ariostea’s Ultra range stands out for its low environmental impact right from the earliest phases of analysis and control of raw materials. Anti-pollutant qualities can be added with the anti-bacterial action of the new Active technology
GranitiFiandre’s focus on the environment and green spirit are clearly revealed in wall and floor coverings produced from “ecological materials”, made from at least 40% recycled materials while continuing to offer all the beauty, strength and durability traditionally associated with porcelain
One of the key goals of contemporary design is reflecting our own personality in the home, and Iris Ceramica does this with porcelain floor and wall coverings that define the identity of rooms and make them truly unique
The Manum Residence recently completed by Rafiq Azam is located in Chittagong, in southeast Bangladesh. As in all his buildings, in the Manum Residence Rafiq Azam uses concrete and brick, water and greenery in unusual ways to represent his idea of sustainability.
Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners designed Podernuovo Bulgari winery in San Casciano dei Bagni, near Siena. The building combines an attentive reading of the local landscape and the signs left on it by traditional crops with environmental sustainability. Alvisi Kirimoto’s Podernuovo Bulgari winery is all about respect and enhancement of the land.
The innovative young studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a House for trees on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Particularly aware of the importance of building sustainable constructions, Vo Trong Nghia attempts to enrich an area where intense urbanisation has left no room for greenery with his House for Trees.
Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is one of Portugal’s most prominent architects. His recent plan for house in Ponte de Lima 3, an house in northern Portugal, ideally represents his poetics of form while at the same time expressing a sense of sustainability based on knowledge of and respect for the history of the place.
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