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.
USE OF TILE FOR AGING IN PLACE
New Aging in Place Shower
55+ TLC Interior Design, LLC
The client wanted to unite his mother and aunt under one roof. As Holocaust survivors in their nineties and not able to get out much to visit one another, he knew that living together would bring them companionship and great joy.
They were in their 90’s and living with dementia. So, the objective was to remodel the first floor of his aunt’s home to create a new master suite that would be ADA-compliant and suitable for Aging in Place.
The new ADA-compliant, wheelchair-accessible shower includes tiled walls, a curb-less entry, slip-resistant mosaic floor tile, lighting, and seat-reachable tiled shampoo niches to provide safe, easy access and maneuverability.
INNOVATION IN TILE
12×12 Porcelain Tiles Used as Roofing Shingles
Ironstone Strong, Ltd.
San Antonio, TX
The project consists of approximately 4,000 square feet of porcelain tile installed on a residential, steep slope roof in an exclusive, highly restricted residential development. The goal was to use common tile with no holes punched or drilled in the tile.
A major benefit of the project was demonstrating a new use for common porcelain tile.
When the roof project was completed, it was impossible to discern the difference between the moderately priced, porcelain tile roof and the expensive, genuine slate roof on the home next door.
Trish Metzner & Oscar Sosa
The goal of this project was to design a relaxing outdoor lounge area for the guests of a stylish cabin resort property tucked away in the high mountains of Puebla, Mexico. The artist designed a covered sitting space at the resort’s main entrance, the focal point being a large mosaic portrait of a well-known Mexican painter (to whom one of the cabins is dedicated.)
The cabins were recently built in a process known as bio construction using ecologically sustainable building materials including adobe and cob, locally sourced natural stone, packed earth, and clay roof tile.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
LATICRETE International, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA
After more than a decade in the making, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford recently opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art building. At 521,000 square feet (48,402 square meters), the new building depicts California’s diverse ecosystem and natural beauty, with each floor representing a native eco-region.
In a press release announcing the opening, the hospital describes the new 149-bed facility as being designed to transform the patient and family experience through nature and play.
Its founder, the late Lucile Salter Packard was a known advocate for treating both the patient and their family, not just the illness. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one of just five hospitals in the world — and only the second children’s hospital — to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
The World’s Fair
Corona, Queens, NY
Artist Cheryl Molnar was the finalist to design a mural for a new addition to a NYC public school.
The School Construction Authority liked her composition, which included many elements from the 1964 World’s Fair, which was held in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY.
This mural is in PS19, in Corona, Queens, which is just east of Flushing Meadows Park. Cheryl is a painter. She hired us to create a mosaic mural, and to translate her painterly style into ceramic tiles.
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 will open this fall.