When architects Elisabet Capdeferro and Ramon Bosch began their Casa Collage project in Girona, a city in northeast Spain approximately one hour from Barcelona, they found a large number of preexisting elements they were able to reuse: stone, mosaics, wood, and a rich variety of ceramic wall and floor tiles.
This creative use of existing materials contributed to the project winning first place in the 2011 Tile of Spain Awards in the interior design category.
They based their project on the idea of breathing new life into the wall and floor tiles already existing in the building – their temperature to the touch, texture, color, shape, size and varying porosity – making them perfect materials for updating this domestic space.
Ceramic tiles and mosaics were also used in new fireplaces to create focal points and give them a warmth and classic appearance the fits the look of the building.
The natural durability of the tile made it possible to work with their different patinas, filling the house with timeless beauty.
Entries for the 11th Annual Tile of Spain Awards are being accepted through October 23, 2012. Learn more about the contest and how to enter here: http://www.premiosceramica.com/