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Ceramic House / ArchUnion

19:00 - 28 June, 2016
Ceramic House / ArchUnion, Courtesy of ArchUnion
Courtesy of ArchUnion

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Jungong Road, Wuwei Creative industry Park, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Philip F. Yuan
  • Design Team

    Chao Yan,Liu Zhuoqi, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming
  • Area

    272.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ArchUnion

Call for Entries: 2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

06:43 - 21 November, 2015
Call for Entries: 2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission are proud to announce the 2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries. Now in its 23rd year, the contest is open to North American architects and designers who use Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential and commercial/hospitality spaces. From corporate headquarters with ventilated porcelain facades and hospitals utilizing antibacterial ceramic floors to summer homes using decorative ceramics, Ceramics of Italy is looking for all types of inspiring projects featuring Italian ceramics.

Prizes:
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a

Open Call: EXHIB-IT! Florim Architectural Installation in Milan

18:00 - 27 October, 2015
Open Call: EXHIB-IT! Florim Architectural Installation in Milan, Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions
Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

Florim has launched a competition to design a temporary architectural installation that showcases images from relevant architectural works built with ceramics. This event will take place during the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition in the very centre of Milan and the competition is open to designers, architects and creative communities worldwide. Learn more about the competition after the break.

Geometric Paradise: Explore the Realms of Wild Tiling

12:00 - 19 August, 2015

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What do mathematics and your kitchen backsplash have in common? More than you might think: according to recent findings published in The Guardian, mathematicians have had a breakthrough in the world of pentagons, resulting in a new class of mathematically tiling shape. This newly discovered iteration is capable of continuously tiling a surface without gaps, unlike the majority of its similarly five-sided cousins. Known in mathematics as the most elusive tile shape due to its seemingly endless angular possibilities, the pentagon has been the focus of serious scrutiny for over a century.

With the discovery of the fifteenth type of pentagon last month at the University of Washington Bothell, we've decided to compile a list of the most eccentric and intriguing tiles currently available. Dive into the world of wild backsplashes and unorthodox ceramics after the break.

Harvard's Material Processes and Systems Group Investigates Structural Ceramics

10:00 - 1 April, 2015
Harvard's Material Processes and Systems Group Investigates Structural Ceramics, © Martin Bechthold
© Martin Bechthold

With "Protoceramics," the Material Processes and Systems Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (MaP+S) sought to investigate the architectural possibilities of a material that might often be overlooked: thin, large-format ceramic tiles designed to act as interior finishes or exterior cladding. Instead of accepting the tiles' designation as a surface finish, the team investigated three ways to use them as a self-supporting structural component as part of their ongoing experiment to produce "novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance." The three techniques employed focused on the acts of cutting, folding and bending.

© Martin Bechthold © Martin Bechthold © Martin Bechthold © Martin Bechthold +17

Ceramica Cumella: Shaping Ideas

07:30 - 17 October, 2012
Aichi Expo, Japan © Ceramica Cumella
Aichi Expo, Japan © Ceramica Cumella

From September 29th to December 8th, the exhibition dedicated to the work of Toni Cumella will be open. His works in ceramic have been utilised by architects such as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, or Jean Nouvel. These collaborations made his material became part of the image of Barcelona, being part of the construction of La Sagrada Familia, and the restoration of Casa Batlló and Parc Güell.

Focusing on the 4 main fabrication processes in use at Ceramica Cumella – extruding, casting, pressing and revolving – Shaping Ideas presents the work of Toni Cumella and the application of his ceramics in some of contemporary architecture’s most significant projects.

Video: Kengo Kuma on CCCloud

18:00 - 30 November, 2010

A month ago we featured CCCloud, Kengo Kuma‘s first built work of architecture in Italy, completed on September this year. Now, we share with you an interview with Kengo Kuma on his ceramic tiles monument for Casalgrande Padana. Enjoy it!