Antibacterial Ceramic Wall Cladding
Drift

Antibacterial Ceramic Wall Cladding for Iris Ceramica Group

Functionality defines the aesthetics, using new techniques to reinterpret eternal themes in an attempt to synthesize spatial quality through specific architectural gestures. Open to the elements, external space is protected by a canopy that creates a microclimate. Combining modern design with simplicity of shape, curves and crisp lines define a layout adjusting elegantly into any architectural context while permitting occupants to enjoy outdoor spaces regardless of weather conditions all year round.

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Unique Properties

Ceramic wall panels can stand on their own but also develop patterns of visual continuity through modulation, an open ended process referring to Islamic motifs expanding infinitely. Their combination generates geometric patterns by simple rotation of slab, in order to achieve maximum degree of customisation with minimum use of construction elements. Module balances between geometric and abstract to fit different environments and ambience, with applications ranging from small to large scale.

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innovation, sustainability, ceramics, heritage, environment

Production Technology

DYS is a versatile on demand decoration service patented by Iris Ceramica, making possible to produce any kind of decoration on ceramic surfaces. The result is a unique customisation that turns ceramics into an authentic art form. Taking advantage of innovative printing possibilities, a dynamic dialogue with technology and progress is materialised combining abstract with geometric. Continuous ripples add plasticity to flat surfaces, reflecting continuity of printing process and technical features behind manufacture of ceramic slabs.

Design Challenge

Underscoring the relation among the conformation and the medium that is composed of, craft becomes a visual expression of the making activity as configuration seizes the memory of raw matter in the finished product. Converting impressions to physicality, place and memory are captured and preserved in space. Interplay of reflections and patterns reveals different textures in pools, spas and wellness centres. A visual reflection of people’s circulation in stations, shopping centres and public areas, flow is converted to spatial experience.

Project Duration

The project was completed in 2023.

Operation Flow

Encountering movement and plasticity, vibrations and pulses activate surfaces complementing ceramic slab texture and tactility. Employing metallic inks and tonal adjustments in combination with the wide range of Iris Ceramica slabs, users can add personality and distinctiveness in domestic habitat. Applied as cladding in building envelopes, geometric combinations form a dialogue with mutability of topography and urban environment.

Research

With reference to traditional ceramics illustrating long history of building with earth, pottery lines highlight our common roots and deep connection with earth. Converting environment to artefact by combining natural and humanmade, project strengthens the correlation between material and final product through a conceptual process which underscores links among form and substance. Through visual and physical linkages, ceramic slabs design forges a strong link with what is made of, matter extracted from earth.

Inspiration

Inspired by natural landscape of Emirates the ceramic wall panels capture essence of place while bringing physical scenery in the manufactured. Linear pattern mimics sand ridges as curved and parabolic lines formed by interaction with wind engraving land are translated to fluid geometry, taking cues from landscape topographical contouring. Referring to unique local geography, desert dunes and terrain contours shaped by the wind illustrate how human trace intersects with the trace of time.

Image Credits

Studio Niko Kapa

Project Overview

Drift Antibacterial Ceramic Wall Cladding has been a Platinum winner in the Building Materials and Construction Components Design award category in the year 2023 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Platinum A' Design Award is recognized for honoring designs that stand at the forefront of creativity and innovation. It is the highest accolade bestowed by the A' Design Awards, acknowledging works that blend remarkable innovation with impactful societal contributions. These designs not only showcase exceptional artistic and technical proficiency but also highlight their creators' commitment to advancing the boundaries of art, science, design, and technology. Recipients of this award are celebrated for their role in shaping the aesthetics and trends of our time, contributing significantly to the enhancement of quality of life and promoting sustainable development.

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Nikolaos Karintzaidis was recognized with the coveted Platinum A' Design Award in 2024, a testament to excellence of their work Drift Antibacterial Ceramic Wall Cladding.

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