ZigerSnead Baltimore Slate House by Ziger/Snead Architects

Italy Inspired

The winners of this year’s Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, included an apartment building with self-cleaning and air-purifying tiles designed by Studio Libeskind; a contemporary home that pays homage to its fire-stricken past by Ziger/Snead; and a prestigious Engineering School, with a focus on sustainable design, by ZAS Architects + Interiors. Continue reading Italy Inspired

Casa Andamio by Bosch Capdeferro Arquitectos

Sustainable Surface Solutions

Ceramic tile is, without a shadow of a doubt, essential to sustainable architecture and construction, not just because it is a natural material but also because of the range of construction systems in which it can be used. Continue reading Sustainable Surface Solutions

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

The Ceramic Museum, Jinzhou, by Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Cross-cultural Collage

The Ceramic Museum, Jinzhou, China, designed by Casanova + Hernandez Architects, aims to arouse the visitor’s curiosity about the region’s history and forgotten traditions, while also providing a contemporary cultural focus and meeting point. Continue reading Cross-cultural Collage

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

Some of the top entries in 2016

Competition Call

The Tile of Spain Awards are back for the 16th time with a refreshed identity and a total prize fund of €39,000 across three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must make significant use of Spanish ceramics. Continue reading Competition Call

Red Dot Concrete

Bentu’s Shadow design simply let the form follows function, so the concrete tiles are free from unnecessary embellishment; and are thus concise and elegant. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds ground-breaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.” Continue reading Red Dot Concrete