An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about terracotta

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaMuseums

Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art

The outer shell of the Samsung Museum is entirely covered in terra cotta, characterized “by a triangular element in which the shape itself creates plays of light that alter and vary the material's color. Two elements are combined, one completely flat and the other projecting ". The triangular element has been applied to the entire façade, a simple parallelepipedal volume alongside a reversed cone. Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption More

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaPrivate Houses

Villa Florida

External floor for the entrance and the parking and garage area. Made with the made in Tuscany  Listello Arrotato da Crudo terracotta. Amazing look and resistance to different weather condition, high rain or amazing sunny day. The best Tuscany original terracotta since 1780 made in Impruneta - Tuscany ITALY. Manetti Gusmano More

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaLibraries

Nembro Bergamo Library

The terra cotta sunscreen maintains a physical distance on all sides to the existing building. Completely transparent, it is screened from the natural light by a shell of terracotta elements measuring 40x40 cm, glazed in carmine red, with a load-bearing structure in paired steel section bars. Caption Caption This “diaphragm wall,” articulated by the elements' free rotation, acts as a partition between the inside and the outside. Caption Caption More

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaHousing


A unique style create be-spoke for this specifi project and named PELLE DI LUNA terracotta for the light and rustic texture effect of the surface. This surface is obtain hand-made, by following a special technique that allow the opposite side of the tile to be used. The result it is a great oxidation, in a lighter colour and in a Wavy but soft surface. The small irregularities make each single piece unique and unrepeatable.  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 Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaLITOS GREY


Extruded and simply fired without surface interventions or treatments.Light and shaded finish obtained through the natural coloring of the salt brought to the surface before firing during the delicate drying phase. More

Product • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaCOTTO SANNINI - FACADE ELEMENTS


The line it is a composition of extend style and shape from PIASTRA to DOGA see ref. in the attach Catalogue. 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