The history of architecture is inevitably linked to the ceramic covering sector, which has become ever more specialized over time. Far from its evolution being over, it seems to be going through a technological and creative renewal. Technological because it is one of the most agile industries in adopting new production systems applied to the manufacturing of avant-garde ceramic products, and creative because of the extraordinary results obtained from the industry’s close cooperation with architects, artists and craftsmen.
Ceramic’s original soft nature, which is hardened in subsequent processes, is one of its most attractive qualities, as its technical and formal features can all be manipulated. This distinctive feature makes it one of the best materials for reprocessing, which explains the current interest shown in it by many professionals.
The need for innovating architecture able to meet current social, economic and environmental challenges has opened a new phase, where associating the latest technology to processes inherited from tradition is key. Given the fact that most professionals are not familiar with new ceramics materials, Ceramic Architectures was created with the aim of providing users with a solid knowledge base of the ceramic coverings used in construction.
The information is structured as follows and aimed at technicians, students and researchers in the field of architecture and design:
Works. Dynamic catalogue of building projects in which ceramics is used as a configuration element.
Fundamentals. Section with fixed content that describes the manufacture and classification of ceramics products.
Participate. Section in which the users’ interactive participation is requested by the sending in of projects.
About. Section providing information on the contents of the digital platform and who it is aimed at.