A selection of reflections on ceramic material are once again published in book form in this fifth volume of the collection of essays coordinated by the Madrid Ceramics Chair. Different architects approach ceramics from multiple points of view, encouraging architecture students and their teachers to gain a deeper knowledge of this secular material.
Toni Gironès, author of the essay “Exchange processes: material from its condition”, takes a historical look at the creation and use of ceramics in architecture to finally address the relationship of this material in his own projects. Junya Ishigami, for his part, talks in his interview about his concerns about the role of ceramics, considering that it could be used as a main element in architecture. A third essay by Pablo Castro reveals the use of coloured ceramics as a didactic tool in his project Three Rivers Primary School, located east of the city of Beijing.
Finally, Paulo R. Liñan Figueiredo contributes the essay “Dialogue in Time. Scarpa and the luminescent heritage”. The author deals with the specific look of the ceramic solutions perpetrated by the Venetian architect, which allows us to understand the weight of a tradition, as a process of decantation of the future within the richness of the past.