You will, I'm sure, forgive my delay in favor of this amazing Tile of Spain installation which debuted in Milan, Italy at the MADE Expo in October this year.
“Fluidity: Ceramics, a material for the city of the future”
"Today's global society requires a greater continuity between the public and private, between indoor and outdoor spaces, from which new synergies arise, and lead to more dynamic urban spaces with a better relationship between cities and their inhabitants. Fluidity uses the characteristics of ceramics to respond to these needs, creating urban elements characterized by a double skin, in other words with an outer side, composed of elements that decontaminate the air, and an inner side consisting of extruded ceramic tubes. The floor is flexible, forming waves that move in synergy with the various layers of the skin. Walls, ceilings and floors interact with each other".
“The public space of the future is varied, composed of elements which interact with one another through the use of diverse materials and various building systems, leading to design projects with versatile functions".
He and his firm are the same people responsible for last year's exhibit 'Vectorice' that debuted at the Bejing Architecture Biennial. The 'Vectorice' installation was the centerpiece of Cevisama 2011's Trans Hitos exhibit which can be seen in an older blog post HERE
This one installation exhibits many of the strengths of the tile sector in Spain- first and foremost of which is unbridled creativity and the drive for rapid & intelligent innovations. Never liking to say no to a client; each of these factories, like most ASCER manufacturers, frequently work with architects on a project by project basis to collaborate on custom solutions.
The unique space employs ventilated facades with a unique glaze & surface texture that neutralizes NOx in the atmosphere (BionicTile); a raised flexible flooring installation (Tau's S3 Systems) & columnar extruded tile interior/exterior walls that even transition to benches (co-operative effort by Natucer's Life-Arq. and Tempio's custom installation framework) The custom molded ceramic benches outside of the super-structures propose a highly durable & hygienic custom solution for public areas.