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NewsSpecification • 20 Sep 2023

10 facades incorporating terracotta brise soleil to keep cool and earthy

Brise soleil is a sun-shading device that can be applied to buildings as perforated screens, solid projections extending from facades and, more commonly in recent constructions, as baguettes or louvers integrated within rainscreens and curtain walls.  The principal purpose of brise soleil is to reduce heat gain on sun-heavy exterior building surfaces. By acting as a shading device it reduces the amount of direct sunlight entering buildings. Such solar protection can also help designers to increase the size of windows or other building openings, yielding expanded views to the exterior or enhanced natural ventilation. The particular sizing and orientation of a brise soleil system can vary by project type and geographical location, give... More

Project • By deamicisarchitettiApartments

Residenze Elba

The building dates back to the 1920s and combines the model of the bourgeois building with neo-Romanesque and neo-Renaissance styles that give it a particular eclectic character. Alberto Strada The aim of the project was to make the most of the gross surface available in height by creating a new attic floor (beyond the recovery of the attic). Alberto Strada At the architectural level, the project wanted to maintain the characteristics and compositional relationships of the pre-existing architecture and therefore the main work concerned the new volumes, which did not have to completely change the uniformity of the existing building, and the materials, which had to reinterpret the theme of decorative terracotta, a distinctive elem... More

Project • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsHospitals

Center for Health and Wellbeing

The Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park, Florida was completed in 2019. ALPOLIC produced this elegant, muted terracotta color for this wellness facility in Winter Park, Florida. Our MCM tops the building's mostly glass walls for a beautiful effect. Omer Ozbek Overall, this project features: 150 Sheets WPM Red, FR Core 4mm, 62 x 196 (custom color terracotta / terra cotta) 50 Sheets Mica MQN Silver, FR Core 4mm, 62 x 196 (custom color Grey) Omer Ozbek More

NewsNews • 2 Dec 2022

Renesa designs a Delhi eatery in a striking material palette of terrazzo and terracotta

Tucked in a former Indian restaurant in a premium shopping mall in Saket, Delhi, ‘Rosie and Tillie’ is a joint venture of millennial business owners, Vicky Mandal and chef Anukriti Anand. Designed by local architecture design and interior studio Renesa, the restaurant's inspiration for its vision emerges from providing guests with an iconic hospitality venue that is symbolic of the intersection of day brunch and cocktail bar.  Niveditaa Gupta The cafe expounds on the dichotomy of a woman referred to as Rosie in the morning and Tillie in the evening, two evolving entities who infuse the place with their binary yet coexistent character.  Niveditaa Gupta A sculptural spine streamlines the interiors spa... More

Project • By AMG ArchitectsOffices

Clockwork Time

Clockwork Time (CWT) coworking space is located on the premises of former fermentation department ofStepan Razinbrewery in St. Petersburg, Russia. The red-brick building was constructed in 19th century. Interior design project was developed by AMGArchitects architecture bureau. Anton Ivanov Photography CWT provision of space varies toincludeseveral openspace areas,private offices for teams up to 13 people, conference rooms, and common areas of different types. There are also chill-out zones and meeting spaces to hold informal discussions in, coffee and tea spots, skype-rooms, a small lecture hall as well as a shared kitchen. Anton Ivanov Photography The main idea of the project is to adjust the traditional concept of office spac... 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

NewsNews • 12 Nov 2021

Le Dôme winery blends 40-meter diameter timber dome into the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux

Owner of internationally renowned winehouse Le Dôme was immediately impressed by meeting Norman Foster who sketched the basic design of the building on the spot. The idea was clear from the start. A building that blends into its landscape and looks simultaneously inwards and outwards. Nigel Young The circular building is defined by a 40-meter diameter timber dome. The roof is supported by sloping beams that span over a large column-free space. At the center a 6-meter-wide oculus lets in natural light into the upper level. Nigel Young “When Jonathan Maltus first approached us, he expressed a desire to create a distinctive new winery, set against the unique backdrop of St Emilion. He wanted the building to be a... More

Project • By StudioNine ArchitectsPrivate Houses

CP Residence

Designed by Studionine Architects, this residence in suburban Ahmedabad revels in delicate tracery and the warmth of natural light. As a response to the client’s needs of simplicity, low-maintenance and soothing spaces, this home, designed specifically for an elderly couple unfolds through simple, efficient planning.    Beginning with a compact site of 1365 sq. Ft.(37’x37’), the architects transformed the constraints of space through a play of interconnected volumes and double-heighted spaces vertically across the floor plates. Using embedded knowledge and traditional building science of Vastu Shastra, the internal zoning and articulation was planned effectively for this south-facing house. The house is essenti... More

Product • By NEW TERRACOTTAHandmade Glazed Tiles

Handmade Glazed Tiles

Made from natural clays, New Terracotta hand moulded and glazed tiles manufactured using a double-firing process, are known for its variation in size, shape, colour and texture. Our tile are characterised by countless hues, unique nuances and particular shading details. No two pieces are exactly alike in both design and dimensiom, and, quite often, not perfectly flat. The irregular edges, the corrugated surface and the small imperfections are the character which makes each piece unique. More

Project • By Caracalla ArchitectesApartments

Appartement S

During this critical time, the question of quality and state of small housing is primordial. How to have a private space, a desk, a place to cook, create or chill, host a guest or stock many plants in a little 36 sqaure meters and a restricted budget?   The project is a combination of an optimised space and a complex program. Uses and spaces are produced by superposition and permutation.   A technical wall including the kitchen, a bathroom and various storages articulates all the different spaces and configuration. 2 sliding doors divide the room. Each inner space is oriented on a baclony and the warm light oft he sun. As a perpetual motion.   Material Used :1. Plywood2. Béton ciré3. Plaster4. Terracotta t... More

Project • By Square Feet StudioBars

Bread & Butterfly

Our client, a celebrated local chef and James Beard semi-finalist, asked us to help realize his latest venture, an intimate neighborhood café with an emphasis on wine and small plates. The name Bread & Butterfly is borrowed from the imaginative character created by Lewis Carroll in his novel Through the Looking Glass. The restaurant is located in a new mixed-use development located in Inman Park, and the name also refers to the historic neighborhood’s symbol, the butterfly. Inspired by the small cafés lining the streets of Paris, the design features a paneled main dining room and bar with casual seating that spills out onto a cozy porch and sidewalk. We designed custom steel doors that fully open up the interior to t... More

Project • By estudiHacShops

Rosanflor Florist

Floral Creativity in Contrast with Solid Architectural Materials.Under the creative direction of Jose Manuel Ferrero, estudi{H}ac has designed and completed an all-new type of Flower Shop concept in Ontinyent, Valencia. To create this new space, Jose Manuel Ferrero got inspiration from three main elements as the starting point: Earth, Water and Light.   The challenge lied in transforming the basic elements of nature (the environment where fantastic floral elements are found) into something material, something constructive that could provide the envelope for the new flower shop.   The EARTH was the basis for creating a palette of desaturated beige and terracotta tones. The element of WATER was used in the project in the form of... More

Project • By David Chipperfield ArchitectsShops

harlan + holden store, Lotte World Mall

Founded in 2015, harlan + holden is a clothing retailer with 20 stores across South Korea, Indonesia and The Philippines. The company rejects fast fashion, instead focussing on comfortable and timeless pieces. This new store is located within the Lotte World Mall in the Songpa district of Seoul and was developed to serve and represent the brand’s philosophy in spatial and physical form. The curved store front is clad entirely in grooved terracotta panels with natural colour and finish, giving it a strong physical presence within the mall. Openings are cut into this façade creating an entrance and display window that connect visually to the interior. The interior consists of three interconnected rooms each with its own scale an... More

Project • By Flad ArchitectsOffices

Sentry Insurance, New Office Building

In an effort to accommodate continued growth, this new, 290,000-square-foot office building infuses Sentry Insurance’s established brand and core values into the built environment, creating a rich and meaningful corporate community that embodies the Sentry identity and its culture of honesty, transparency, and connectivity.   With themes of cooperation and collaboration forming the basis of the building experience, every architectural design element contributes to creating a dynamic center where human interaction leads to lifelong partnerships. Sentry’s dual-piece logo fits perfectly into the building’s structural design—a parallel bar scheme of interlocking wings linked by a central, six-storyatrium. By openi... More

Project • By TAA DESIGNRural

The Red Roof

Project name: THE RED ROOF Architecture office: TAA DESIGN Website: www.taadesign.com Project Location: Quang Ngai, Viet Nam Site area: 80.0 m2 Complete: 2019 Architects in Charge: Nguyen Van Thien, Nguyen Huu Hau Photo credits: TAA Design Contractor: Local Construction budget: $30.000   The project is a small house in an area of 80m2 in Quang Ngai, Vietnam. This is a rural area with difficult living conditions with hot weather and sometimes there are long rainy and flood seasons.  The house is meant for a married couple over the 50s who has been living in this rural area since they were born. Connecting with nature, daily activities are gardening, paddy drying, chicken breeding, etc.  In a small site, the house... More