Unglazed façade prototype

Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

British and international ceramicists have created a series of ceramic ceilings and walls that show different vernacular languages, reflecting local heritage and identity and ECALab is hosting a talk to flag up the upcoming RIBA North exhibition, Cerámica, on traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes have been used to produce sustainable architectural elements. Coinciding with this year’s Tate Exchange theme of production, shaped by artist Clare Twomey, this discussion will focus on craft, technology, material use and sustainability. Continue reading Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics

Yurtbay Seramik's award-winning Cube wallcovering

Turkish Delight

Tile Addict salutes Yurtbay Seramik: which has just been named as winner of the Wallcovering Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017 by design et al in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. Yurtbay Seramik victorious design was Cube.  This 300 by 900mm rectified, high reflief, moulded tile forms a striking wallcovering.   The Cube tile design is suitable for a … Continue reading Turkish Delight

NID textured wall decor by Atlas Concorde

Mixed Messages

Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character.  They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
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Bold colours are to the fore in the Clayhaus portfolio

Colour Me Cool

In this age of bland greige and grey tiles, Clayhaus offers a bold and vivid alternative. The Clayhaus creed is that colour should be embraced. So, as well as custom glazes, the in-house palette continually changes as new bespoke colours are created. A team of skilled artisans takes each tile from clay extrusion, to hand cutting, to hand-application of the glazes, reflecting a genuine passion for what they do. Continue reading Colour Me Cool

Cerámica at RIBA North is supported by Tile of Spain

Northern Exposure

Cerámica, a ground-breaking new exhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain, is set to explore the future use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28th October 2017, a series of full-scale installations by ECAlab will enliven RIBA’s new centre on the Liverpool waterfront, examining how ceramics have a bright future as a high-performance, environmentally-friendly and beautiful building material for architecture and design. Continue reading Northern Exposure

Gourmet Geometrics

Alhambra can supply bespoke patterns for private clients, but also offers a cool choice of ‘off-the-peg’ designs; many of which come in at surprisingly low prices. Underlining the Moorish heritage conveyed by the company’s name, stand-out ranges include the exquisite Granada and Seville / Cielo collections, which can provide a clear note of authentic Spanish style to any project. Continue reading Gourmet Geometrics

Concrete Masterclasses

At the London Design Festival, Domus will be hosting the UK launch of Liquid Forms from KAZA Concrete at its impressive Clerkenwell showroom. Domus will also be holding two daytime events, including a Concrete Stories design talk with architect Aybars Asci and a concrete CPD Masterclass. Continue reading Concrete Masterclasses

STACtile by Snaith Thrush Architect Collaborative, available from Pentagon Tiles

Sensational STACtile

STACtile is a modular tile for use as wall cladding that creates a multitude of patterns and effects when stacked, shifted or rotated. It is a tactile, contemporary cladding solution that is brought to life through light. Continue reading Sensational STACtile

Cast tiles by Rachel Dein

Cast of Thousands

Rachel Dein’s composition can be as simple as a single stem or as complex as a melange of wildflowers, leaves and grasses. The resultant tiles preserve a fleeting moment of natural perfection for the future: both a celebration and a memorial. Continue reading Cast of Thousands