Tile of Spain CPD, Architecture Seminar London, Building Event
Tile of Spain Event London
Architectural Seminar at The SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, UK
2 + 1 Oct 2013
Tile of Spain Seminar
Tile of Spain hosts a free CPD for architects – 17th October
Tile of Spain presents a professional seminar: Footfall: the ceramic solution
17 Oct 2013
A free seminar for architects with technical expert Javier Mira, focussing on advanced ceramic and porcelain tiling solutions for high traffic areas
17th October 2013 (12:30 – 2:00 pm)
The SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HL
Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, is hosting a lunchtime seminar in Clerkenwell on the applications of advanced ceramic solutions for flooring on October 17th. This free event will take place in the SCIN gallery (Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9H) and will feature a presentation by Javier Mira of the Spanish Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC) and the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE) followed by a Q&A session.
The talk will offer an overview of the various manufacturing methods and types of ceramics, then will look closely at the latest advances in special finishes and installation solutions, such as: frost and UV resistance, anti-slip and dirt repelling properties, new formats, raised access flooring and urban paving.
The event will be moderated by materials expert and founder of the SCIN Gallery, Annabelle Filer, and will include a curated product showcase demonstrating the Spanish tile industry’s expertise and innovation. The presentation and Q&A will take place from 1pm to 2pm, but those wishing to enjoy a Spanish flavoured lunch should arrive at 12:30pm. Wine is kindly provided by Wines of Spain. There will also be the opportunity for informal networking after the seminar.
City Urban by Grespania
photo of City Urban
Full body technical porcelain for urban paving by Spanish company Grespania. Frost resistant, slip resistance R12. Available in two sizes 60 cm x60 cm x 15mm and 30cm x30cm x15mm. www.grespania.com
Yugo by Vives
photo of Yugo
A range of porcelain wood by Tile of Spain member Vives offering a variety of beautifully distressed wood grains that incorporate a vivid Mediterranean colour pallet, inspired by reclaimed panels from disused Spanish fishing boats. 14.4 cm x 89.3 cm x 11.5mm. Glazed porcelain, matt finish. Suitable for interior and exterior flooring with R9 slip resistance and less than 0.5% porosity. www.vivesceramica.com
About Javier Mira
Head of Design and Architecture of the Spanish Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC) and the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE). Mira was a founding member of the Association for the Promotion of Ceramic Design, ALICER, where he was deputy-director from 1993 to 2005. A technical architect, author and lecturer, Mira is an established expert in the field of ceramics. He is the co-inventor of 9 ceramic tile products and innovative installation systems and the coordinator of 17 Research & Development projects exploring the role of ceramics in design, architectural applications and decorating processes.
About The SCIN Gallery
SCIN is based in a four-storey complex in Clerkenwell, London which serves as an inspired materials resource for architects, designers and the design-savvy consumer. Founder Annabelle Filer is also a renowned commentator and writer. The SCIN Gallery hosts public exhibitions to showcase the spectrum of material possibilities from the outlandish to the everyday and practical. www.scin.co.uk
About Tile of Spain
Tile of Spain is the voice of the Spanish tile industry, encompassing more than 100 tile manufacturers. Renowned worldwide for an inspiring blend of aesthetic and technical innovation, Spanish tiles draw on a rich heritage of skill and creativity, while remaining at the cutting edge of design. Manufactured in Spain and widely available in the UK, these products embody the spirit of an industry that prides itself on proposing beautiful, meaningful and high-performance solutions to flooring, wall coverings, furnishing and external paving and cladding. www.spaintiles.info
Places on the seminar are limited so rsvp to (eve(at)scin.co.uk) is essential.
Tile of Spain Event information received 1 Oct 2013
Tile of Spain Awards 2013
photo : Jose Hevia
Location: 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HL, England, UK
Contemporary Architecture – architectural selection below:
Architecture in Spain
Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía, Granada, southern Spain
Design: Alberto Campo Baeza
Merida Youth Factory, western Spain
Design: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
Centro Niemeyer, Avilés
Design: Oscar Niemeyer architect
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