Spanish tile companies were an integral parts of two winning projects at the 2015 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects.
The fourth annual CID Awards were awarded April 14th, 2015 at Coverings, the Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience, in Orlando, Florida. A panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated more than 100 submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications.
Winner, International Design
Project: The Garden of Silhouettes
Designer: Jose Angel Ruiz Caceres, Esculpir el Aire
Products: VILAR ALBARO, MONOCOLOR series
Located in Alicante, Spain, the Garden of the Silhouettes is a space of light and time illusions, a design to be experienced. The goal of the project is to take a step back from identifying the surfaces that surround us but to perceive the nature that surrounds us.
The space is dedicated to young children, up to age 3. The Garden of the Silhouettes is scaled against three benchmarks, the scale of a child, the scale of man, and the scale of the building with its surroundings.
The color allows for bending and curve generation from small format ceramics. The material is made from the brand VILAR ALBARO, MONOCOLOR series, finishing MATE. The Blue Ribbon is made up of tile pieces 10×20 cm. AIR color, COBALT, ALGA, APPLE, PEARL, and POOL. The top of the tape comprises of square ceramic pieces 20×20 cm. offering a greater perception of dimension. The lower band consists of vertical ceramic pieces of 10×20 cm. format in the color PEARL. It maintains the identical texture of the blue ribbon but without the color therefore reinforcing the perception of a tilt.
Winner, Sustainable Stone Design
Project: Alston & Bird LLP Atlanta Offices
Designer: Carson Guest, Inc.
Products: Porcelanosa Calacatta Caldia, China Black and Galala Extra marble floors of slab and tile
Located in Atlanta, GA the Alston & Bird law firm wanted a contemporary, functional and sustainable design for their new office.
The materials used were inspired by the firm’s history. The use of the natural stone, marble, and wood veneers compliment each other in a comprehensive design. The firm designed for life-safety, ADA and sustainability. To meet these standards they rebuilt core restrooms to meet ADA laws and better the current water use codes for LEED certification. Conference floor core restrooms use Silver Pitororo tile and Calacatta Caldia slab and tile.
13 varieties of natural stone were used in construction of the space, along with 3 varieties of porcelain tile. Marmi Stone provided all stone and Porcelanosa manufactured the porcelain tile. Much of the stone was cut to custom sizes to fit the design.
Congratulations to all involved in the winning projects!