An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about ceramic

Project • By estudio AMATAMSports Centres


A sudden, strong, and often winning, need to do something describes the character of this new Portuguese brand in the world of fitness. IMPULSE has a unique identity, and its success starts with the motivation of those who created it and challenged us to develop its image. Braga club has 630sqm, the smallest of the three recently opened units, but the one best summarizes the concept developed for IMPULSE. Sobriety is in this club framed in a monochrome palette with electrifying notes in yellow, the brand's identity color. www.garces.pt Monochrome can be a weird word and mean different things. For us, it was a way to break through on another track. In times when the use of color can be so extreme and intense, we decided to explore an... More

Project • By Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e DesignApartments


This new build is located in a small commercial street in the centre of Algés, just outside Lisbon towards Cascais. The design seeks to elevate the building, by creating a void on ground level, thus sustaining the building between the two neighbouring buildings. This void creates a rich atmosphere for the pedestrian street and allows for parking for the residential flats. Francisco Nogueira Francisco Nogueira Francisco Nogueira Each apartment has balconies on both facades. The balcony balustrades are unfolded into beautiful benches coated in ceramic tiles designed by an award-winning ceramic artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa. Francisco Nogueira Francisco Nogueira More

Product • By Aleluia CerâmicasStone Age

Stone Age

Stone Age is a multi-colour limestone, presenting an aged accumulation of sands and minerals, as only Mother-Nature could masterfully create. Meticulously reproducing the tones, grains and veins of the stone, it presents a natural genuineness and character in a sense of well-being and harmony.Available in 4 colours and a selection of 6 distinctive finishes, of which we highlight the new satin and polished gloss options. A selection of decorative solutions further complements this collection, which allows for the creation of both traditional and contemporary spaces. More

NewsNews • 22 Dec 2021

Top 10 ceramic projects of 2021

The ceramic projects that caught our eye this year include an Antwerp fire station, a faceted Spanish church and Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ Museum. Karin Borghouts 1. Fire Station Wilrijk by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven In the Wilrijk district of Antwerp, a new fire station by Dutch architects Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven announces itself with bold use of color, graphical text, and a stacking form that reinforces the building’s function. Manned 24/7, the station houses fire and ladder trucks on the ground floor with an office and living/sleeping quarters stacked on top in a manner that decreases proportionally with height.     Virgile Simon Bertrand 2. M+ by Herzog & de Meuron The main challenge for... More

Product • By Sovet ItaliaMadia Slim

Madia Slim

A natural evolution that completes the collection. The rounded edges of the wooden elements perfectly merge with the aluminium structure. The different finishes of the top create original solutions and contrasts.  More

Project • By DENIZEN WORKSHousing


Denizen Works have completed their first housing scheme, Haddo Yard, a new-build block of seven contemporary apartments for developer Arrant Land.  The project, on the site of a former bungalow, is located in Whitstable, Kent and takes it’s name from Oliver Haddo, a character in former resident Somerset Maugham’s novel, ‘The Magician’. Haddo Yard forms part of a series of projects initiated by Arrant Land that seek to explore how a town with a distinct visual identity can be enhanced by adventurous but contextual contemporary design.  David Barbour Having secured planning permission for the scheme, Arrant Land approached Denizen Works to develop the detailed design. An initial design review exercise... More

Project • By Pablo Muñoz Payá ArquitectosShops


Architecture to weave the Mediterranean Throughout the Mediterranean there are dozens of domes and roofs that shine filtered by light and the blue of the sea flashes with ceramics. Almost a hundred years ago, the moment in which a perception evokes a memory was baptized as "Proust's Madeleine". An effect that inevitably arises when entering Trenta Tres, the renovated takeaway rice place in Petrer. Caption The project occupies a ground floor located on Avenida de Madrid, the main intersection - and the widest street - between the Elda and Petrer conurbation, near Alicante. The program is spread over the 72.67 m2 between the public counter where the traditional rice dishes are ordered and delivered and the kitchen reserved for the Tren... More



This Gamaflor PAC with porcelain finish from factory is an asthetic and functional access flooring solution. Developed with a worldly exclusive technology, it is frequently suited in any type of building and has excellent technical characteristics as well as high durability over time. In the assembly process, an additional mid-layer of an acoustic membrane can be used to better minimize the irregularities that the underside stone face may have and create an improved cushioning effect and comfort underfoot in the system. These elements have great acoustic properties absorbing the noise produced by footsteps, impacts, and interspaces transmission. More

Product • By Sovet ItaliaSlim outdoor

Slim outdoor

The versatile collection of tables, coffee tables, console and benches for the outdoor space, recognized for its design and technology, introduces a new way of interpreting outdoor furniture making it distinctive and functional thanks to its aesthetic minimalism and the fine finishes offered, ranging from iroko, teak wood to ceramics. More

Product • By Tejas BorjaSOLAR FLAT-5XL ceramic roof tile

SOLAR FLAT-5XL ceramic roof tile

SOLAR Flat-5XL ceramic roof tiles are the only large ceramic tiles with an integrated solar energy system. They are ideal for providing a reliable supply of solar energy. Thanks to the integration of the solar panel into the tile, the tiles provide all the benefits of a roof made from ceramic tiles in terms of watertightness, without any risk of deterioration or oxidation.The perfect integration is completed with the FLAT-5XL ceramic roof tiles andtheir clay accessories in the installation of the roof or facade. More

NewsNews • 18 Nov 2020

Perforated façade of infill house enlivens an urban Sydney street

Designed by Atelier DAU, this unique architectural infill on an inner-city site in Sydney, Australia presents an ever-changing façade thanks to custom perforated bronze screens. Called the Chimney House, the changing nature of the exterior is on full display to the street, an urban area which until recently had one of the highest crime rates in the country.  Tom Ferguson In addition to a rear expansion and overall renovation of the existing terrace home, the infill at this property comprises a new single garage with a self-contained apartment above. Tom Ferguson Part artwork and part sculpture, the perforated metal screening allows natural light to enter the infill, whilst maintaining the privacy of the occupants.&nb... More

NewsSpecification • 12 Nov 2020

Specification case study: Poisson Blanc by naturehumaine

Naturehumaine designed a minimalistic and refined chalet located in rugged terrain north of Montréal, Canada. The architects shaped the structure in a compact volume to reduce the footprint on the site. The squared floor plan is topped by a gabled roof structure. The modest budget led to a reduction of circulation areas, compact spaces, grouping of services and simple and affordable materials. The result is a minimalistic monochrome volume that fits well within its natural landscape.  Raphaël Thibodeau Wooden facade cladding - Modern Siding in Ultra White-1 by MaibecThe white wooden siding with vertical orientation is factory coated and provides increased protection against effects of the sun and the harsh Canadian e... More

NewsNews • 13 Oct 2020

Escola Massana addresses its surrounding context with rotating volumes and ceramic brise-soleil façade

Situated in the heart of Barcelona’s historic Gardunya Square, the Escola Massana is part of a long-running urban transformation process. With over 11,000 square meters of usable surface area, Estudio Carme Pinós was tasked with integrating a large programme and building footprint into a rich existing city fabric.  Credit: Duccio Malagamba The architect’s design response was to differentiate the building, both volumetrically and in terms of façade design. Credit: Duccio Malagamba The part of the building that faces the square is split into two rotating volumes that generate different terrace spaces. Sculptural in appearance and giving the building a unique terrace element, this move also serves to... More

NewsMaterialization • 8 Sep 2020

Interior design for Japanese skincare brand Athletia is a showcase of recycled materials by Nendo

Nendo sets out to encapsulate Athletia’s brand’s values into the interior design; a balance between movement and stillness, inner beauty, and compassion for the environment. Athletia’s flagship store opened earlier this year in Tokyo. Masaya Yoshimura The designers translated compassion for the environment into the use of recycled and biodegradable materials. The flooring is made of flaxseed oil, pine resin, and sawdust.  Masaya Yoshimura Waste from a ceramic factory makes up 43 percent of the tiles used for the counter and countertops. Terrazzo surfaces feature crushed and reused glass from Athletia’s defective glass containers. Masaya Yoshimura The completely glazed shop storefront is partial... More

Product • By Lurca"HERA" CERAMIC TILES


Lurca Tiles was born in 2010, inspired by the brazilian ceramic tradition. Although the tiles by themselves look simple at first sight, they create beautiful panels when assembled together. Each Model is sold separately and can be arranged in different ways, providing the client several panel designs options with the same product. The tiles can be used in both external and internal areas, becoming a unique architectural element in a project and being at the same time a functional, low-maintenance durable wall covering. More