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The Curator, Director and Artistic Director of the "biennale architettura 2014" is the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas who is regarded as one of the most significant champions of contemporary architecture. Koolhaas has selected the term "Fundamentals" as a general premise for his overall concept, whereby the past, present and future of architecture are explored on the basis of three interlinked topics:
Due to the very positive response, AGROB BUCHTAL now has organized the TILE AWARD creativity competition already for the third time in collaboration with the renowned architecture journal AIT. This time as well, young interior designers and architects up to the age of 35 years were called upon again to show the creative potential of ceramic tiles. The respective “room visions” for the three categories LEARNING, LIVING and WELLNESS/SPA could be submitted until March 21, 2014. With a total of 45 design concepts from 17 countries all around the globe, the number and the diversity of the proposals were very pleasing again.
On account of its high level of education, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is regarded as one of the leading facilities for research and learning world-wide. This elite academy was established in Cambridge (Massachusetts/USA) in 1861. This innovative and inspiring atmosphere was the venue for a two-day top-class conference entitled "Architectural Ceramics in the 21st century" at the end of March 2014. This multifaceted issue was explored by presentations to more than 200 participants representing the areas of research, science, monument preservation and architecture. The conference took place at the Wong Auditorium on MIT-Campus and was organized by Technology & Conservation, MIT Department of Architecture’s Building Technology Program and the Boston Society of Architects’ Historic Resources Committee.
During the entire planning process, the architects were plagued by the feeling that it "is such a shame to have this wonderful landscape marred by a new building". So they realised a hotel which is equally distinctive and respectfully integrated in the parkland campus of the University of Nottingham with a particular role being played by the use of renewable energy and natural building materials such as façade ceramics supplied by AGROB BUCHTAL.
As a renowned and international supplier of architectural ceramics, the Euroshop will see AGROB BUCHTAL present an expansion to its EMOTION slip-resistance concept in the form of a comprehensive tile series with system character. The innovative exhibition architecture at stand G64 in Hall 10 features sculptural stalagmites with an elegant ceramic tile covering. These emerge from the floor aiming to converge with lightweight textile and backlit stalactites suspended from the ceiling.
On an area covering almost 50 square metres, these stringently cubic objects form practical furnishings such as seating areas, side and lounge tables as well as a counter at which visitors to the trade fair can obtain information on new products offered by AGROB BUCHTAL. The design for this unusual exhibition stand is the result of the TILE AWARD and originates from the young interior designer Lea Bohm at the renowned JOI-Design agency in Hamburg.