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Ceramica Cumella
Facade covering, Villa Nurbs, Costa Brava, Spain

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Facade covering, Villa Nurbs, Costa Brava, Spain

01 product description

Product description

Exhibition about the creation process behind the Villa Nurbs house, a project by the Spanish architect Enric Ruiz-Geli (b. 1968) in collaboration with the Spanish artist Frederic Amat (b. 1952) and the Spanish ceramist Toni Cumella (b. 1951). Villa Nurbs is a family house located in Empuriabrava (Costa Brava) featuring vivid, wavelike shapes that uses ceramic plates as protection against solar radiation. The ceramics for the north wall of this building were produced using digitally-cut moulds under the direction of Cumella. These pieces form the building's ceramic ‘skin' and feature shapes inspired by the scales of a reptile, and were painted by Amat. By integrating traditional and latest-generation materials, Ruíz-Geli has brought industry and art closer together.

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Villa Nurbs, Costa Brava, Spain
Architect: Enric Ruiz Geli, Barcelona, Spain
Frederic Amat, Madrid, Spain

02 Tags

Architecture, Ceramica Cumella Articles, Ceramica Cumella Products, Featured Project, Residential

03 Articles about Ceramica Cumella

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Of nurbs and border crossers

Spanish architect Enric Ruíz Geli has crossed the borders between industry and art by combining traditional materials with latest-generation materials.

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Tetris on Spanish markets

Tetris on Spanish markets

Intending to revitalize the "Santa-Caterina" public market square in Barcelona Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Arquitectes designed a new roof for the market hall, which dates from 1848 and is located on the square.

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You need inspiration to build upwards – Stylepark Architecture

You need inspiration to build upwards – Stylepark Architecture

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