Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

Isaiah Zagar’s magnum opus is his vast and visionary mosaic environment, The Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia. Here Zagar covered the interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors of nearly half a block with mosaic to create what is, in effect, an overwhelming and inspiring 40 year personal diary. Continue reading Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

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

Magnificent MAAT

MAAT’s textured façade comprises 15,000 three-dimensional crackle-glazed tiles manufactured by Ceràmica Cumella. Installed by Dieest, it continues AL_A’s ongoing research into new uses and reinterpretations of ceramics. Continue reading Magnificent MAAT