non-urban residential

Private home - Králův Dvůr (Czech Republic)

Eco-friendly and healthy

Plenty of natural light, low energy consumption, natural materials and harmony are the key characteristics of this single-family home

Marble House - Buenos Aires (AR)

A dialogue between materials

Marble House is a private villa located in one of the most exclusive areas of Buenos Aires. Designed by Argentine practice OON Architecture, it stands out for its imposing volumes and pure white travertine envelope

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
EAB Homes - Beaconsfield (UK)

High-end living in the English countryside

A meticulous combination of traditional elements, contemporary details and cutting-edge technology for discreet luxury homes

Surfaces: GAMBINI Tile on Time
Private home - Maidenhead (UK)

Winter garden

The owners of a lakeside house in Maidenhead wanted to build a glass room on their decking terrace, which in turn is connected by gently sloping steps to a porcelain tiled sundeck cantilevered over the lake

Surfaces: COEM
Private house - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (France)

A marble jewel on the Côte d'Azur

For this luxury villa on the Côte d'Azur, Brambilla and Corti from the practice Studio TE created a high-end project with custom-designed functional and decorative elements that combine practicality and aesthetics

Surfaces: LAMINAM
Single-family home - Atessa (Chieti)

In perfect harmony with nature

A house built from stone, wood and concrete in the Abruzzo hills blends in with the surrounding landscape

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
Green Opificio - Milan

A gasometer-style living space

A disused hotel remodelling project in Milan has created a multifunctional residential complex with a neo-industrial aesthetic

Tropical Contemporary House - Noosa Sound (Australia)

Australian tropical style

Interior and exterior merge in a luxury Australian villa designed by Chris Clout

Surfaces: SICHENIA
McClure private residence - La Quinta, CA (USA)

Italian style in a golfers' paradise

This newly-built villa is set amongst palm trees, bougainvilleas and undulating green golf courses on the edge of the magnificent Californian desert

Valley Vista Home - Encino, CA (USA)

Under a Californian sun

Valley Vista Home, the winning project in the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2019, is located in the emerging neighbourhood of Encino, Los Angeles

Surfaces: REFIN
The Pool House - Palm Springs, FL (USA)

A Sixties Revival

An iconic 1960s building in California embraces contemporary design in terms of materials research and technological innovation. The colours and textures of Italian ceramic tiles proved ideal for recreating a vintage atmosphere

Private home - Austin, TX (USA)

American grandeur

In a villa in Texas, porcelain tile from Caesar is used in a variety of stone effect surfaces, from travertine for the living room to white Beola granite for the swimming pool

Surfaces: CAESAR

Torre Prada brings to completion the project for the Fondazione Prada complex which was opened three years ago. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city and features a striking optical-effect black and white paving consisting of porcelain laminate panels installed in a slightly curved and visually-striking layout

Surfaces: LEA
Private residence - Ibiza (Spain)

The Rock: Mediterranean luxury

On the island of Ibiza, just a fifteen-minute drive from the nightlife capital, stands an oasis of peace that blends into the landscape. A villa of sumptuous simplicity, a symphony of stone, wood and water

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
Private residence - Lleida (Spain)

A house in the foothills of the Pyrenees

In the breathtaking setting of the Catalan Pyrenees, a two-floor home with splendid views of the surrounding landscape skilfully combines modernity and tradition

Surfaces: MARAZZI
Private residence - Perth (Australia)

A minimalist house in Australia

Materials with strong textures and a sophisticated palette of whites, blacks and greys have been used to lend personality to a private residence in Perth

House Tarantello - Cape Town (South Africa)

A warm and hospitable home

A young interior designer from Cape Town fell under the spell of Italian ceramic tile and has chosen to use it in her projects

Surfaces: ARIANA
Casa Soligon Private Home - S. Lucia di Piave (TV)

A contemporary archetype

This archetypal, monolithic family home in the Treviso countryside was designed by Milanese Architects Office. The construction is characterised by austere forms and a top-quality finish. A snow-white envelope provides traditional references and safeguards the privacy of its owners

Surfaces: ERGON
Adhesives: Mapei
Private residence - Norwich, CA (USA)

A Californian villa with sails

Located between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, this villa is flooded by light inside and out

Surfaces: REFIN
Private house - Wales (UK)

Life in a green landscape

A renovation project for a private house in Wales reflects the technical and sociological origins of the marble-effect porcelain tiles used for the floor covering

Casa Soligon Private Home - S. Lucia di Piave (TV)

A contemporary archetype

This archetypal, monolithic family home in the Treviso countryside was designed by Milanese Architects Office. The construction is characterised by austere forms and a top-quality finish. A snow-white envelope provides traditional references and safeguards the privacy of its owners

Surfaces: MAPEI
Adhesives: Mapei
Lago di Garda Penthouse - Toscolano Maderno (BS)

A dream penthouse in a lakeview residence

The architectural complex follows the slope of the land, drawing inspiration from the old lemon houses of Lake Garda

Private Home - Byron Bay, NSW (AUS)

A midsummer night's dream

A brightly-lit house standing in a dominant position above Byron Bay, Australia looks out onto the natural landscape

Surfaces: LEA
Private home - Ede (NL)

A Dutch interior

In a house in the Netherlands, the porcelain floor tiles connect the interiors with the surrounding landscape like a stone carpet

Surfaces: Isla tiles
Villa Hamptons - New York (USA)

A luxury villa in the Hamptons

A project combining architecture, landscape and interior design in a luxury residence

Surfaces: REX
Residential complex - Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

An oasis of peace overlooking the Red Sea

North of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second largest city, stands a sophisticated residential complex designed by Vincenzo Provenzano, Chief Architect of Studio UDG (Urban Design Group)

Surfaces: CAESAR
Private residence - Oberhausen (D)

Understated architecture

In this modernist style villa combining functionality with aesthetics, the quiet, understated architecture is reflected in the choice of colours and materials

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
Private house - Molini di Tures (Bolzano), Italy

A contemporary farmhouse

In Valle Aurina in South Tyrol, a traditional farmhouse has been given a new lease of life thanks to a skilful restoration project which combines the Alpine spirit with a sense of modernity.

Ocean House - Fire Island Pines, NY (USA)

Ocean House

A holiday home in harmony with nature where one can breathe in the scent of pine wood, lulled by the sea breeze and the sound of the waves. This award-winning project was carried out by New York-based firm Bromley Caldari using Italian ceramic tiles

Case Study House #26 - San Rafael, CA (USA)

Glass, steel and ceramic tiles in Northern California

A highly rigorous and respectful project in a modernist house: Case Study House #26 in San Rafael

Surfaces: GIGACER
Private Villa - Acilia, Rome

An uninterrupted expanse of ceramic

By using porcelain tile as an architectural hallmark in its flooring, furnishing and wall garden, a single-family villa near Rome blurs the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor environments

Surfaces: ABK
Sanitaryware: Ceramica Cielo
Villa Bloemendaal 3 - Bloemendaal (Holland)

Living the landscape

This residential building in the north of Holland speaks a contemporary language in its dialogue with nature, starting from exterior wall coverings in Italian ceramic tile.

Surfaces: COEM
Private House - Beugen (Holland)

Rational spirit

Total stylistic consistency based on dominant metallic tones and square lines characterises this contemporary, private villa in the Netherlands.

Surfaces: REFIN
Private residence - Quattro Castella (Reggio Emilia)

History, landscape and the future

A large farmhouse in the Emilia region of Italy reveals historical details, new perspectives on the landscape and future-proof habitability

Villa - San Felice Circeo (Latina)

Contemporary architecture with a Mediterranean flavour

A region divided up between coast, plain and hills offers views of rare beauty. We have come to San Felice Circeo in the heart of Central Italy to discover a house with a contemporary spirit

Surfaces: SANNINI
Turnberry Residence - Rosslyn-Arlington,VA (USA)

A window onto Washington D.C.

Turnberry Residence is a luxury condominium close to the US capital. Designed by architecture practice Shinberg.Levinas, it won the Residential Category in the Tile Competition 2016.

Surfaces: LEA
Private Residence - Tarquinia (Viterbo)

White moves - and wins

In the Viterbo countryside, a young Roman designer has transformed an anodyne eighties building into an elegant villa with eclectic styling, which stands out for the artful contrast of white and grey

KDV Sports, Golf & Tennis Academy - Carrara (AUS)

Sculptural transparency

The most prestigious sports centre on Australia's Gold Coast has been expanded with a transparent, lightweight multipurpose building resting gracefully on the coastal plainvvvvvv

Private Garden - Jacksonville, FL (USA)

American beauty

A sparkling and elegant family home featuring a classic porch, complete with the ever-present rocking chair, and wooden sunbeds set around a swimming pool with the reflection of the invariably blue sky and tall palm trees: the typical American dream home

Private Beach Residence - Antiparos (Greece)

New architecture by the sea on Antiparos

A two-floor villa on one of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades abandons the picture-postcard image of Greek houses. A project by Studio Peia that won the Residential category of the "Ceramics and Design" 2016 competition

Surfaces: MARAZZI
Casa Salina - Scicli, Ragusa

A minimal-chic country home

Immersed in the green countryside near the sea, Casa Salina is a converted stone farmhouse used as a holiday home

Surfaces: CIR
Palm Bay View holiday village - Cyprus

Tradition morphs into design

The apartments of a holiday village in Cyprus are steeped in the history of their island location and the mythology its fishing-based culture

Private House - Piombino (LI)

Designer and producer: a successful partnership

Attention to detail together with respect for the quality of existing elements are the key features of a restoration project in Piombino designed by Antonietta Ottanelli

Rainbow Holiday Apartments - Colico (Co)

A holiday home with a view

The Rainbow Holiday Apartments on the shores of Lake Como are the perfect place for a relaxing, comfortable break surrounded by nature

Surfaces: KEOPE
Villa Hesquin Wilderness - Western Cape (South Africa)

Transparency and an ocean view

Ceramic tiles play a vital role in a project of great formal simplicity on the beaches of Wilderness, South Africa

Surfaces: CENTURY
Private House - Perth (Australia)

A tailor-made home

From its spatial layout to its finishing materials - first and foremost the ceramic floor coverings - a villa in Perth, Western Australia, gets an array of bespoke, high-performance solutions to enhance its interaction with the natural environment

Private House - Logatec (Slovenia)

Wood: a tribute to the surrounding forests

The kitchen/dining area blends in with the style of the rest of the contemporary villa but above all reflects the trends and aspirations of the young Slovenian architects

Private House - Angers (France)

The house on a podium

Perched on a stone and ceramic plinth, a private house in Angers, France stands out from the landscape

Private villa - Parma (I)

Like an outdoor living room

Just outside Parma, a typical rustic property has been redeveloped to create an open-air courtyard with outstanding aesthetic and functional value that connects interiors and exteriors

Private House - Athens (Greece)

A Greek villa made of stone, wood and iron

A villa with "essential lines that evoke the historic origins of the complex, enhancing the characteristics of the materials used in ancient times: stone, wood, plaster and iron".

Private House - New Zealand

The house of the giant Matau

This project in New Zealand consists of a house totally immersed in the landscape, from the deep blue of the lake to the dark, rugged mountains. The living space is perfectly integrated with nature, starting out from the choice of ceramic tiles

Surfaces: LEA
Cashmere Project - Brisbane, Australia

Heart of nature

In this house in Brisbane, Australia, indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly connected. A home renovation project by Dion Seminara DS Architecture

Surfaces: DEL CONCA
San Martino luxury residential complex - Lugano, Switzerland

A lake view in paradise

A terraced complex in Capo San Martino offers stunning views over Lake Lugano

Surfaces: DEL CONCA
Pearl Valley Golf Estate House 482 - Paarl (South Africa)

Conversing with nature

A successful combination of nature and artifice is key in this villa overlooking the golf courses in the South African garden city of Paarl. The ceramic tiling has played a major role in the project

Holiday home - Marina di Ragusa (RG)

Blending into the context

The renovation project for a holiday home in Marina di Ragusa carried out by the young architects from Studio Kruna aimed to fill the building with the strong colours and bright sunlight of the Sicilian countryside

Surfaces: MARAZZI
Sanitaryware: Globo
The Pole House - Victoria (AUS)

The Pole House, suspended in space

A well-known landmark along Australia's Great Ocean Road, this "transparent" house designed in the 1970s floats amongst the clouds at a height of 40 metres, offering stunning views

Surfaces: LEA
Private House - Tauranga (NZ)

Be creative: scenes from another world

An extraordinary residence in New Zealand for a far from ordinary client

Surfaces: LAMINAM
Private House - Stockholm (Sweden)

Perfect integration

In the municipality of Nacka in the suburbs of Stockholm, a contemporary home engages with its natural surroundings by means of large openings and a meticulous choice of materials

Surfaces: KEOPE
Private residence - Mahé Island, Seychelles

Living in the Seychelles: a blend of tradition and modernity

A renovation project for a private residence on the island of Mahé

Surfaces: CASAMOOD
Private house - Isle of Skye (Scotland)

A Black House with an Italian soul

In Scotland, the style and quality of Italian tiles are ideally suited for an exclusive holiday home. Quality of design and care for the environment were the guiding principles behind the project

Surfaces: KEOPE
Villa Nesi - Ivrea

Simply red

A renovation project carried out by the Archisbang architecture practice provided an opportunity to make skilful use of a ceramic finish on the various scales of the project

Surfaces: MARAZZI
Las Palmeras House - Lima (Perù)

Horizon over the sea

The geometric use of monochromatic ceramic tiles enhances the spatial layout with elegance and precision and defines the aesthetics of the terrace overlooking the sea

Private residence - Schaijk (Netherland)

Gardens and surroundings

The value of outdoor design

Surfaces: KEOPE
Private residence - Maniago (PN)

Interlocking volumes

A skilful renovation project based on geometries and contrasts has given a new personality to an anonymous seventies home

Private Villa - Osijek (Croatia)

O4 House, an oasis of nature in the city

Single-family villa close to the river Drava in the western area of Osijek, a city on the border between Croatia and Hungary example of balance between the outside world and the inside of the residence

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
Private residence - Ragusa

Inside and outside

An old house renovated for a new house to live both inside and outside under the sky of Sicily

Surfaces: CERIM
Santa Caterina Residence - Verona

"Digital" neo-rationalism


Private Residence - Trevignano Romano (Rm)

An urban residential villa

Bright spaces and natural-looking surfaces dominate the interiors of a central-plan residence surrounded by an olive garden

Surfaces: COEM
Sanitaryware: GSG Ceramic Design
Private Residence - Kona, Hawaii (USA)

A modular home

In Hawaii, looking out over the boundless expanse of the ocean, there's a stunning holiday villa with a citadel structure, winner of the Ceramics of Italy Design Award 2011

Surfaces: FLOOR GRES
Private house - Vitoria (Spain)

A skin made of ceramic

An innovative ceramic cladding was the successful solution adopted on this building. Like a tailor-made second skin, it assures perfect protection against the elements and outstanding aesthetic appeal. When the sun shines, the house appears to radiate pure light thanks to its snow-white skin

Surfaces: COTTO D'ESTE
Smyrna Park residential complex - İzmir (Turkey)

Smyrna Park, a splendid view over the Aegean

A six-block complex with a sober and rational style offering sea view apartments with long continuous balconies and, inside, luxury made ​​in Italy ceramic surfaces

Surfaces: NOVABELL
Florida High Performance Green House - Cape Coral, FL (USA)

A house with green credentials

In Cape Coral, Florida, a ranch style building converted into an eco-friendly family home

Ghilardi Residence - San Nazzaro Sesia (Novara)

A focus on simplicity

In San Nazzaro Sesia, a small village in the province of Novara in northwest Italy, architect Nicola Ghilardi has designed a villa that offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the area's rural architecture.

Private house - Caen (France)

The "Caen House" by Beuneiche

The floors are tiled with a honed porcelain laminate

Surfaces: LEA
Residential Complex - Soverato (Catanzaro)

Rhapsody in blue

Soverato, a town not far from the city of Catanzaro on the Ionian side of Calabria, is home to a new residential complex featuring ceramic tiling inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean.

Sant'Agostino Multifunctional Centre - Paderno Dugnano (Milan)

Sant'Agostino Multifunctional Centre

An innovative ceramic tile installation layout and unusual colours lend architectural strength to a building with simple shapes

Surfaces: MARAZZI
Residential Complex - Wroclaw (Poland)

In-vitro post-rationalism


Private House - Piacenza

Prefabricated country home

In place of a classic country home, the design (and lifestyle) project of architect Nicholas Bewick consists of a prefabricated building immersed in nature.

Surfaces: DOM
Sanitaryware: Simas
Yoo Tower Residential Complex - Tel Aviv (IL)

Two towers designed by Starck in Tel Aviv

Yoo Tel Aviv 1 and Yoo Tel Aviv 2 rise respectively to 37 and 41 storeys and contain a total of 300 apartments

Surfaces: APPIANI

Comfort, privacy and the use of traditional local materials were the prerequisites of this modern four-family villa on the outskirts of Rome

Villa Malta - Gragnano (PC)

The Porcelain Tile House

Set in the hills near Piacenza, this villa plays on the volumes and textures of its cladding

Sanitaryware: Ceramica Flaminia, IO Collection
Landi Residence - Forlì (Italy)

The colours of the American dream

Casa Landi in Forlì reproduces the Technicolor USA of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, especially in the kitchen and the bathroom

Surfaces: ETRURIA
Private House - Lugano (CH)

Concrete and terracotta

A contemporary style villa built on an outcrop of land. The severity of the concrete structure is tempered by the dry stone walls and the terracotta pavers that extend inside and outside the house

Surfaces: SANNINI
Bradley Residence, Scottsdale (AZ), USA

The Bradley Residence in Arizona

A project that combines the design cues of the modern movement with those of minimalism

Surfaces: Arkim Collection
Ellsworth Residence - Cave Creek (AZ), USA

A desert residence

Geometric and material rigour, and a contrast with the wild force of the surrounding natural landscape are the key features of the residence of an American art and design collector

Surfaces: Arkim Collection
Private House - Lugano (CH)

Plays of contrast over the lake

A single-family villa at Lugano, in a position that commands a splendid view over lake Ceresio and its mountains, stands out for the contraposition of horizontal and vertical lines and the contrast of bright and dark colours and materials

Private House - Arcugnano (VI)

A vertical house

Bold lines and a vertical sequence of rooms that offer original perspectives. A contemporary project that dialogues with an old existing structure.

Surfaces: REFIN
Sanitaryware: Ceramica Flaminia