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

Ice Cream Cladding

The Microlibrary Bima, Sumur Bandung, Indonesia, designed by SHAU architects, was a Jury and Popular Choice Winner in the Architizer A+ Awards 2017. The façade was constructed using 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets that, in binary code, spell out ‘books are the windows to the world’ in Indonesian. Continue reading Ice Cream Cladding

Lucem installation in Luxembourg by Christiane Besch of Forum

Illuminated Imagination

In Luxembourg, the possibilities of Lucem light transmitting concrete were fully explored when a spacious, private wine store created in an extraordinary living-dining room designed by Christiane Besch of Forum architects. Continue reading Illuminated Imagination

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

Opus Motus by Raffaello Galiotto and Lithos Design.

Mosaics in Motion

Opus Motus was created by Raffaello Galiotto in conjunction with Lithos Design. It comprised six colourful mechanical spinning tops featuring an inlaid marble circle. When activated by a lever, these vertically-mounted tops begin to spin progressively faster. As this happens, the natural colours merge together, amalgamating and forming new and surprising shades. The net effect is an explosion of colours and shapes that reveal unique and surprising optical effects to onlookers. Continue reading Mosaics in Motion

Figurative Fusion

Jan O’Highway’s mosaic work is remarkable in its ability to combine exuberant colours, mixed materials and complex designs within a single work without sacrificing harmony. The result is engaging, immediate and exhilarating, but reveals hidden depths that can only be achieved by an artist with complete command of the medium. Continue reading Figurative Fusion