At Coverings 2019, we honored several special recognition projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re putting the spotlight on a variety of those projects with a focus on international locations.
The Artrium House Project is located on the second floor of a block of flat locate in Albacete, Spain. When studying the house, the architects found there was a large amount of unused space.
The intent of this project was to encourage flow throughout the house, showcasing it as a sculptural space and optimizing natural light.
The Barcelona Edition Hotel
OAB – Office of Architecture in Barcelona
The Barcelona EDITION is located on the edge of El Born District, in the heart of Barcelona, beside the Cathedral and right next to the Santa Caterina Market, just steps away from main city beaches.
The hotel features 100 guest rooms, a signature restaurant, state of the art club and lounge, bespoke cocktail bar, rooftop bar, outdoor pool and fitness center. The unique project encompasses a total transformation of an existing office building into a modern and contemporary luxury-lifestyle hotel. The renovation has allowed a social and economic revitalization of the neighborhood.
Settled in between the public areas of the first floor and the 10th-floor terrace with unprecedented views across the skyline, lies 100 rooms and suites with “bow windows” offering unobstructed views over Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Santa Caterina Market and the district of El Born.
The Charisma of Rome, the Elegance of Terra Tiles
Ceramiche Marca Corona
Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Holiday accommodation in the heart of the Trastevere district, with a sophisticated, slightly bohemian allure: the eccentric furnishings, elegant colours and attention to detail make Casa Moreno the ideal setting for Terra cementine tiles, the timelessly stylish Marca Corona collection.
In the kitchen and the sitting room, we find the modern Porzione decoration, in the original hexagonal shape, chosen to create a geometric effect in chalky shades, able to conjure up a cozy, refined atmosphere.
The Kona, New Delhi
New Delhi, India
The Kona is a set of two custom-designed installations, conceptualized for a private residence in New Delhi, India. The first graces the exterior facade of the house, creating a distinct identity for the building within its immediate urban context. The second stands on the green terrace of the house, providing a multi-purpose event space.
Both installations are back lit and feature a mix of engraved patterns and jaali (traditional Indian stone screen work). Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘angle,’ the Kona is a celebration of geometric abstractions. Its patterns are an interesting composition of intersecting straight lines.
The resultant forms – triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, and pyramids – create a dynamic play of depth, texture, and dimensionality on the surface, highlighting light and shadow.
Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2020 CID Awards – the submission portal is now open!