Mosaics: The Beginning of Architectural Ceramics, Part Three.

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Construction Commences on New Campus of ASIA School of Business

The A to Z of Building

The ASIA School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management (ASB) today reached another milestone since its inception a year ago with the commencement of the construction of its

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Ecobuild Southeast Asia to be Held Alongside International Construction Week at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The A to Z of Building

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2016 will take place from 12-14 April at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and will be held alongside International Construction Week (ICW) 2016, the largest annual

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Ecobuild Southeast Asia to Open Doors from 17-19 September 2014

The A to Z of Building

Hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB Malaysia), Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 will open its doors from 17 -- 19 September 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

New Report Analyzes Data Center Construction Market in Southeast Asia

The A to Z of Building

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Data Center Construction Market in Southeast Asia 2015-2019" report to their offering. The Data Center Construction market in

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New Natural Tile Collections from Indonesia Feature Trending Shapes

Rubble Tile

They are passionate about ensuring their products are natural, high quality, and ethically sourced from Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Rubble Tile is thrilled to introduce our newest vendor, Zen Paradise.

Axalta Breaks Ground for New Asia-Pacific Technology Center in Shanghai

The A to Z of Building

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has today commenced construction of its Asia Pacific Technology Center (APTC) that will develop coating technologies

New Edition of “A Profile of the Asia-Pacific Paint Industry” Report

The A to Z of Building

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "A Profile of the Asia-Pacific Paint Industry - 2015 Edition " report to their offering. The author is pleased to announce the launch

Southeast Asia - United States Consortium to Cooperate in Construction of New Submarine Cable System

The A to Z of Building

A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies agreed today to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the

New Report on Power Generation Construction Projects in Asia-Pacific

The A to Z of Building

The report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights based on over 1,800 projects tracked by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center (CIC). The report provides detailed

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Design Icons :: The Artichoke Pendant

The Ace of Space

Lighting Artichoke Pendant Daily Mail Design Within Reach designLab Architects Elle Decor Poul Henningson Schneider Bergdorf Space Asia Over coffee and scones, one of my friends (a transplant from London) and I were discussing (more of a heated debate) over what were some of the most iconic lighting to emerge in interior design over the past 50 years. She argued it was the George Nelson “Bubble Lamp” and of course I picked the […].

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Project Insight Report on the Industrial Buildings Market in the Asia Pacific

The A to Z of Building

The report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights based on almost 1,800 CIC projects. The report provides detailed metrics on each country's industrial buildings projects (as

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ASCER Announces Highly Distinguished Jury for the 19th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

As a partner and the head of design at KKAA, he has taken part in international projects in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.

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Design Icons :: The Artichoke Pendant

The Ace of Space

Lighting Artichoke Pendant Daily Mail Design Within Reach designLab Architects Elle Decor Poul Henningson Schneider Bergdorf Space Asia Over coffee and scones, one of my friends (a transplant from London) and I were discussing (more of a heated debate) over what were some of the most iconic lighting examples to emerge in interior design over the past 50 years. She argued it was the George Nelson “Bubble Lamp” and I picked the “Artichoke […].

Trade Mission to Turkey

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Istanbul is the only city in the world sitting on two continents, Asia and Europe. Thirty Three members and guests have traveled to Istanbul to enjoy four days of meeting with Turkish Ceramic suppliers, networking, enjoying the sites and eating fabulous food! Members are able to meet one on one with suppliers and get new information on products and trends. This is also a great networking opportunity for our members to get to know each other better in a fun environment.

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Discovery of Climate Control in Termite Mounds Could Inspire Human-Engineered Systems

The A to Z of Building

Their fungus-harvesting relatives in Africa and Asia, however, are known for their construction prowess When they make their way into homes, some species of termites can be destructive pests.

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Photo: Chinoiserie vases, painted in traditional blue and white imagery, popularized in Eastern Asia. Eastern Asia: While China may not be known for it’s tile work, decorative ceramics reign from this area. While Julia Child learned how to cook in France, tile makers learned from other countries like those in Eastern Asia or the Netherlands that blue was the way to go. It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

When we first started importing mosaics twenty years ago from Asia, they weren’t outstanding quality. Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is. Retailers and product-based companies in many consumer categories are affected by the new tariffs and countervailing charges implemented on goods from China.

GTPO's Taiwan Green Demo House to Exhibit High-Quality Eco-Friendly Products at Doha's Project Qatar

The A to Z of Building

Taiwan's Green Trade Project Office, one of the major sustainable development and green economy facilitators in Asia, once again showcases top quality eco-friendly products and innovations to

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Poised for Continued Growth Due to Metro and Rail Infrastructure Projects

The A to Z of Building

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has sold more than 7,000 units of passenger transportation equipment, and services over 2,600 units related to metro and rail infrastructure projects across the Asia Pacific

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Taiwan's Green Trade Project Office Showcases Top Quality Eco-Friendly Products and Innovations

The A to Z of Building

Taiwan's Green Trade Project Office, one of the major sustainable development and green economy facilitators in Asia, once again showcases top quality eco-friendly products and innovations to

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Decorator On Demand: Suzanis, Suzanis, SUZANIS!

Decorator on Demand

They are large embroidered textiles originally from Central Asia. Pages. About Me. Services. Process. Input Form. Advertise. Contact. Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Suzanis, Suzanis, SUZANIS! Do you know what Suzanis are? Traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. They represent an artistic realization of prayers for blessing and happiness of the future young family. My favs are the antique Suzanis (hand embroidered).A

Construction Commences on Last Two Stages of Global Switch’s Sydney East Data Centre

The A to Z of Building

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale cloud and carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has commenced construction of the last two stages of its Sydney

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Comprehensive Report on Basalt Fiber Market

The A to Z of Building

Major growth in the Asia-Pacific region is expected from the growing building & The basalt fiber market size is projected to grow at a significant double digit CAGR between 2015 and 2020.

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Forecast Report on Global Demand for Portland Cement

The A to Z of Building

Asia Pacific dominates the global market for portland cement. The demand for portland cement is mainly prompted by growing construction activities across the globe. This report by Transparency Market

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2015 Opens with 508 International Suppliers

The A to Z of Building

Southeast Asia's biggest furniture fair opened Tuesday with 508 international suppliers from 15 countries packing the show floors of the 21st Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) to kick

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Gentherm Commences New Production Facility Construction in Vietnam

The A to Z of Building

Gentherm, the global market leader and a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced today that it intends to expand its production capacity in the fast growing Asia market by

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Comprehensive Research Report on Global Market for Concrete and Cement

The A to Z of Building

Asia-Pacific was the largest Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Concrete and Cement Market - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018" report to their offering.

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ICW & Ecobuild SEA 2014 to Bring Together Global Industry Players under One Roof

The A to Z of Building

The International Construction Week (ICW) 2014, the most significant event for the construction industry in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, will be held from September 17 to 19 at the Putra World Trade

Modern Getaway in Peru Made for Entertaining

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Inspired by Maison Dom-ino, an open floor plan design by famed architect Le Corbusier, Jorge Marsino Prado envisioned Asia House , a modern getaway with a twist. The 3,260-square-foot home is located in the Asia District south of Lima, Peru. Its residents enjoy “sun, space, vegetation and the view over the desert landscape between the Isle of Asia and the coastal foothills of the Andes.”

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Inspiration: Metropolitan Museum of Art Islamic Wing

The Perfect Bath

The collections range in chronology from the 7th century Damascus and Baghdad to Moorish Spain, the Ottoman Empire and 16th century South Asia. I recently went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to revisit the Islamic Wing now called Art of the Arab Lands. I am always inspired by color, texture and pattern and what better place to find it than in the magnificent woven textiles, painted pottery, wood carvings and hammered metal from the various Islamic dynasties and empires.

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Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Iran or Central Asia, 15th Century. Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design. By Selena Madden. As a recent Art History graduate from Loyola Marymount University, the Arts of Islam became a favorite subject among the various cultures and styles I studied. LACMA. Dating back to as early as the 7th century the Islamic Arts have influenced an array of cultures and societies, such as the notable geometric designs in their tile work.

Puerto Rican Cement Tile

Cement Style

The technique for making decorative cement tiles was perfected in Europe in the 19th century and quickly spread to Spanish and French colonies in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Villa Lagoon Tile can recreate antique Puerto Rican cement tiles and deliver to your door. Just send us a photo or browse our existing tile patterns and request a quote. We have supplied our colorful cement tiles for residences and restaurants in Puerto Rica.

The Latest Technologies For a Smart Bathroom

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These toilets have temperature-controlled water, spritzing wands and automatic dryers (already in use and common in Asia). Technology tops the list when it comes to homebuying, and do you know who the new homebuyers are? Millennials. Also known as Generation Y, these tech-savvy creatures seem to have been born with smartphones in their hands. A real estate study revealed that 77 percent of these young homebuyers are looking for a home with “smart” innovations.

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A Natural Safari Retreat in Botswana

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The design is actually inspired in part by a pangolin, a highly endangered creature that lives throughout African and Asia, and can be found in the bush surrounding the safari lodge. Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman teamed up to design Sandibe Okavango, an ecologically friendly safari lodge located in Botswana.

Member Blogs-Sylvie Atanasio

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Europe and Asia, located between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara in northwestern Turkey. Sylvie Atanasio, Head Designer and CEO of Studio S has traveled around the world to visit factories and build relationships. She is a long-time CTDA member and serves on the Board of Directors. Sylvie recently traveled to Turkey for the CTDA Trade Mission as well as China. Read about her travels below. TURKEY: JUNE 2015.

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Daniela Selmi of COEM on the board of the Emilia Delegation of ADI

Ceramics of Italy

The newly elected Chair is a Product and Strategic Designer, and has made a name for herself for her strategic design projects for countries in Europe and Asia. September 26 saw the election of the new board of the Emilia Delegation of #ADI , the Industrial Design Association.

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Home Design Trends – Liven-up your spaces with these interior decor ideas

DGR Interior Designs

Orange, purple and green are exceptionally popular as they reflect Asia. Every year brings a new set of interior design trends and this year is no different. Many of the latest trends are bright and bold, livening up your house and making it feel warm and bright. The following trends should inspire you to re-design your interior: Welcome to the jungle. This vibrant design features natural plant life and is perfect for a living room or a sunroom.

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Truly Unique – Marble Countertops

Burgin Construction

Marble is a natural stone found in mountainous regions of North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Marble is a classic and visually striking choice for countertops. Marble has a crystalline nature that provides for the ability to be polished and has veins of mineral deposits that pattern it. Because this is a natural material, each piece is unique- no two slabs exactly alike. Marble develops a patina over time, reflecting your cooking history.

Modern Family Retreat in Canada Features Extensive Glazing

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The owners, a finance professional now based in Asia and his parents still living in Montreal, come here to relax during summer and winter. The Rosenberry Residence located on a large wooded lot near Sutton in the Eastern Townships region, Canada, is conceived as a bi-generational family retreat. According to the project description provided by the architects at Arch-Fabg , the house sits on a podium with a swimming pool and a lawn terrace.

Beach Family Escape in Peru Exuding Harmony and Creativity: The Panda House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Playa Blanca de Asia, distrito de Cañete, Peru, the house opens up to its surrounding landscape and provides a holiday retreat that answers the modern living needs of its owners. The Panda House by DA-LAB Arquitectos is an upgrade and remodel of a twenty-old-year old dwelling that lacked many basic spaces for a family beach house.

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Induction Cooking Within Reach

Kitchens for Living

Kinks were resolved as the technology continued to advance in Europe and Asia. One of today’s most exciting technologies for the kitchen can be found in electro magnetics. I feel like the dad in The Graduate when he sagely whispers into Benjamin’s ear “plastics”! Ok I’m dating myself but truthfully it was an old movie when I saw it for the first time. Back to the kitchen, the electro magnetics I’m talking about is induction cooking.

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Here Are Your Feng Shui Lucky Colors For 2019 According To Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Nippon Paint, Asia’s largest paint brand, has released their Colours of Fortune Paint Collection for 2019. Grand Master Phang, Nippon Paint’s Colour Advisor and one of Asia’s top authorities on feng shui and Emperor Star Astrology, put together the collection of feng shui lucky colors to ensure your home attracts plenty of wealth, health, luck and love.

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