Facade covering, Villa Nurbs, Costa Brava, Spain

Categories: Exterior walls / FacadesFacadesCeramic facades
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 d

irection 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 close

r together.

All pictures:
Villa Nurbs, Costa Brava, Spain
Architect: Enric Ruiz Geli, Barcelona, Spain

deric Amat, Madrid, Spain

Ceramica Cumella, Spain