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Pink Concrete

Nothing makes a statement quite like an uninterrupted expanse of pink and nothing creates an imposing industrial impression like coarse colourless concrete. Forgoing all convention greatly honoured and notable architect Sir David Adjaye has combined these two defining features to create an incredible signature. A similar effect was previously achieved at the Ruby City art museum in San Antonio, Texas which took pre-cast red-tinged concrete … Continue reading Pink Concrete

Multicolour Moscow

Combining ‘Kabanchik’, typically used in Soviet pre-fab apartment blocks, with modern fibre cement panels, this housing project attempts to breathe life and colour into the surrounding area. With traditionally soulless towerblocks in varying shades of grey and beige in mind, Italian architecture firm Iosa Ghini Associati designed these exteriors with a little more joy. They also took charge of the landscaping and communal areas, providing … Continue reading Multicolour Moscow

Hotel & Restaurant in Triana | Photo credit: Jesús Granada

Tile of Spain Awards 2019

As the Tile of Spain Awards Award Ceremony approaches, it’s time to take a look at some of the most enticing designs across the Architecture category. In order to promote the use of Spanish ceramics, all entries must make significant use of them throughout their designs to be considered. The competition is open to designers both in Spain, and worldwide with the Architecture and Interior … Continue reading Tile of Spain Awards 2019

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Twisted Brick

London based architectural design firm Urban Mesh have created an extension with a twist. Designed for the firm’s director – James Beazer – the project enabled Urban Mesh a little extra space for experimentation, and in this case it’s the humble brick receiving attention. Taking inspiration from the terraced houses of London, the firm transformed the classic brick from a simple veneer to a staggering … Continue reading Twisted Brick

Cabin of Creations

An inspiring 3D printing project presents levels upon levels of creative solutions. The structure was designed and created by architecture and design professors Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello and revealed in May of last year. It went on to recieve the 2018 3D Pioneers Challenge, and it’s clear to see why. A classic wooden frame provides the basis for the variety of 3D printed … Continue reading Cabin of Creations

Flying Free-Form

In a quest to find a new way of living, an entirely novel form of building was proposed by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler. To demonstrate this method an installation was created at the FRAC Centre – a museum in Orleans, France that has a heavy focus on architecture, radical design, and historically ground-breaking construction. The installation showcased a hands free building approach that relied … Continue reading Flying Free-Form

Butterfly Focus

Incredible, innovative non-profit architectural design research consulting group Terreform ONE are doing wonderful things. With one core message at their heart “Design Against Extinction”, their aim is simple – to create functional habitats that work for both humans and the animals we share the planet with. Recently the focus has been on the protection of the monarch butterfly, a species at risk due to pesticide … Continue reading Butterfly Focus

Jean Michel Othoniel installation "Îles Singulières" exhibition

Sculptures des Îles Singulières

In an exhibition started earlier this month, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel presents a mysterious set of sculptures. With his signature style and preference for materials that have more than one character, materials that reflect or reverse, these pieces are ambiguous and enticing. Othoniel’s artworks for the “Îles Singulières” exhibition at chateau la coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (France) are comprised of watery blue and brushed metal-look silver … Continue reading Sculptures des Îles Singulières

Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Colourfully welcoming visitors to the arts district in Munich is the Museum Brandhorst – its façade varied and enticing, like a box of crayons. Designed by architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, the exterior was created as an indication of what lays behind it. Using around 36,000 TERRART®-Baguette ceramic rods in 23 custom colours the building itself becomes an abstract display. When seen from a distance the … Continue reading Brightly Barred Brandhorst

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Slate Shapes Serpentine

Each year since 2000, outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, a pavilion is erected by a selected architect. Usually highly experimental and visually exciting pavilions are created by those brimming with creativity and vision. This year it’s the work of Japanese architect Junya Ishigami that’s on show. The pavilion is a mass of slate- ragged slabs overlap one other forming a single roofed … Continue reading Slate Shapes Serpentine

Concreto by Ceramiche Lea

Consummate Concreto

At Coverings. Lea Ceramiche presented what has to be the most carefully-considered and fully realised concrete portfolio to date. Concreto, designed by Fabio Novembre is a varied and original reinterpretation of this iconic construction material. Continue reading Consummate Concreto

Revolution Cemento Gess by CIR

Cement At Coverings

At Coverings 2018, CIR will present a version of cement that claims will offer a concept that transcends this meterial’s essential style to turn it into a glamorous product. The new range, called Revolution, has three design strands: Cemento, Marmette and Maioliche. Continue reading Cement At Coverings