Tile of Spain announced its integral part in two winning projects at the 2015 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.
The fourth annual CID Awards were awarded Tuesday at Coverings, in Orlando, Fla. 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.
The first winner was Jose Angel Ruiz Caceres, Esculpir el Aire for 'The Garden of the Silhouettes' in the International Design category.
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 company Ceramica Vilar Albaro’s MonoColor series.
The second winner was Carson Guest in the Sustainable Stone Design category for the Atlanta law office of Alston & Bird, which wanted a contemporary, functional and sustainable design for its new space.
The materials used were inspired by the firm's history. The use of the natural stone, marble and wood veneers complement each other in a comprehensive design. The firm designed for life-safety, ADA and sustainability. To meet these standards it 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.
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