Projects Gallery now features more than 340 ceramic projects
Date:June 23, 2016
by Simona Malagoli
The Projects Gallery hosted on the La Ceramica Italiana website (www.laceramicaitaliana.it/projects) now contains more than 340 reports of projects completed in Italy and worldwide using Italian ceramic tiles from 74 different brands. These include 26 projects (21 tile brands) uploaded in the Spring of 2014. Written by renowned architectural journalists, these reports explore projects carried out by leading architecture and interior design firms that have succeeded in harnessing the aesthetic and technical qualities of Italian ceramic tiles in many different applications, both residential and non-residential.
Some of the most recent projects include the Shopping Center in Yekaterinburg in Russia, the refitting of the Disney Magic cruise ship, Salt Lake City Airport in the United States, the exterior flooring of a private residence in Tezze sul Brenta (Vicenza, Italy), the Oakley Flagship Showroom in Milan, and the swimming pool area in the Villa Balke and Club Cypraea complex in the city of Torre Del Greco near Naples.
Within the general gallery the projects are divided up by intended use: urban residential, non-urban residential, shopping, recreational and socialisation, public hospitality, culture, sports, business, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and urban design. Each section contains projects with the same intended use and is illustrated by an extensive photo gallery. Users can click on the photos to go to the individual project reports complete with detailed descriptions, including the title of the work, the author, the designer, and the brand and technical specifications of the ceramic products used. Although highly varied, these projects share the use of Italian ceramics as a raw material for stimulating creativity and achieving a range of visually diverse solutions.
The new gallery can be accessed in two different ways, through the “project of the week” or the “general gallery”.
Each week the “project of the week” section offers a report on a selected project, including the key features and technical characteristics of the ceramic products used. After listing the various parties involved (tile and sanitaryware manufacturer, distributor, architecture firm and installation material supplier), the most significant aspects of the project are outlined in a journalistic report extensively illustrated with photographs. The technical specifications of the chosen products are also provided.