LAMINAM JAPAN IS BORN

Ceramics of Italy

Ltd, Laminam consolidates and expands its international presence by setting up a new company in Japan. Ltd signed an agreement to create a new company, LAMINAM JAPAN. The signatures of Laminam CEO Mr Alberto Selmi and Roma Tile President Mr Shigeru Matsushita represent the next step in the partnership between the two companies, which since 2011 has allowed the Italian brand to quickly become a leading player in the ceramic surfaces market in Japan.

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Dashi Katachi: Essence of Japan

Heath Ceramics

From January 21 through mid-February, come explore Dashi Katachi, a pop-up by Landscape Products celebrating the essence of modern Japan through food, culture, activity, and object. A Heath SF pop-up. On Friday, Jan 23 , join us at our opening reception to meet the makers whose work is featured in the pop-up and indulge in Japanese food and drink. The celebration continues into the weekend with workshops on knife sharpening, brass spoon making, and more.

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@nceramicstudio work in progress! Coming to Heath LA from Japan.

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Coming to Heath LA from Japan July 11th. (at @nceramicstudio work in progress! at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The post Hillside Home in Japan Reveals Playful Interiors appeared first on Freshome.com. The Skyward House was envisioned by AC-AA Architects , a Japanese studio known to merge vernacular elements with modern functionality. A surreal green landscape surrounds the 4,402-square-foot (409-square-meter) hillside home. “The house needed to provide a sense of protection since it would be the client’s final home,” the architect said.

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One for Japan

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Wayne Stratz Japan Commission for Nakamura-San. What happens in Wernersville.goes to Japan. Stained glass by Wayne Stratz. Commissioned by Michelle Francl for Nakamura-san. Michelle Francl writes about the visit to Nakamura-san. Craft & Life

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Minimalist Home in Japan Blurs Interior, Exterior

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Utsunomiya House in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Design Office. Photography by Toshiyuki Yano] The post Minimalist Home in Japan Blurs Interior, Exterior appeared first on Freshome.com. When planning the house, the architects played with the concept of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outdoor spaces.

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Luxurious and Playful Minimalist Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Japan, this single family home is a study in minimalism. Architecture Decorating Ideas Design and Decorate japan luxurious home MinimalismDesigned in 2016 by Tukurito Architects , the simple, spartan design allows small details to shine through.

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Hillside “Scape House” Disclosing a Surprising Geometry in Shiga, Japan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects completed the development of the Scape House , a modern family residence in Shiga, Japan. Photography by Yoshihiro Asada The post Hillside “Scape House” Disclosing a Surprising Geometry in Shiga, Japan appeared first on Freshome.com. The hillside location of the project and lake views from certain vantage points dictated a design opened towards the landscape. However, the owners’ brief requested a high level of privacy.

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Japan, Via Milan

KB Culture

Designer Stefano Cavazzana cites the bento box as inspiration for his new Oblon bathroom fixtures. Similar to the bento's functional form, the interchangeable basin, its rim, and accompanying tray/lid can be stacked in different color combinations. The collection premieres at iSalone this week. novello.it. sink vanity

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Kintsugi Art: Inspiring Tile Design

Decorative Materials

These styles can often be traced back to Japan, where design takes on a spiritual element while also highlighting the value of imperfection. Many of today’s loveliest ceramic tile designs draw on ancient concepts and artforms to deliver classic aesthetics.

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Remarkable Vacation Home in Japan Built on Stilts

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This original Japanese holiday retreat is located at the base of Mount Bandai in Fukushima, Japan. The post Remarkable Vacation Home in Japan Built on Stilts appeared first on Freshome.com. Dubbed “One Year Project,” the residence was designed by studio Life Style Koubou with sustainability in mind. The main material used in the construction is wood, which was harvested from the site.

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Family Living Inside Suspended Cantilevered Volume: Fly Out House in Japan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architect Tatsuyuki Takagi envisioned Fly Out House , a m odernresidence in the shape of a cantilevered volume in Toyohashi, Japan. Photography by Satoshi Asakawa ] The post Family Living Inside Suspended Cantilevered Volume: Fly Out House in Japan appeared first on Freshome.com. The project was especially built for a small family and suspended above the ground in order to provide an optimum level of privacy from the busy street.

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Adam Silverman interviews Akio Nukaga

Heath Ceramics

Since then we have spent many, many hours together in Japan and the US. It’s been very inspiring to see a lifestyle that’s so different from Japan. You came to LA anyway, had your show, and returned to a very changed Japan and Kasama. akio nukaga Heath Ceramics pottery Japan mashiko san francisco events adam silverman highlight

Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The intricate MS House by Yo Yamagata Architects is located in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, on a slope overlooking Mount Fuji. The post Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan appeared first on Freshome.com. Uncommon building sites call for ingenious architecture solutions. Its unusual character derives from the challenges imposed by the terrain, with only 30% of flat surface out of a total of 250 square meters available as living space.

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Contemporary Family Home Integrating a Vintage Car Train: Platform House in Japan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The post Contemporary Family Home Integrating a Vintage Car Train: Platform House in Japan appeared first on Freshome.com. Platform House is a creative residential project completed by Japanese architect Takanobu Kishimoto in Takasago City. According to the project developers, this car train in the images below has been on the site for years. Despite the initial plans to remove it completely, the architects decided to integrate it in the overall design of the single-story house.

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

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In 1990, he founded his studio, Kengo Kuma & Associates, in Tokyo, Japan. Kuma has received coveted awards and distinctions, such as the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award.

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Toshiba Receives Contract to Construct Mega Solar Power Plant in Japan

The A to Z of Building

to construct a mega-solar power plant in Kimitsu, Chiba prefecture, Japan. Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by Thailand’s Gunkul Engineering Public Co. The plant, scheduled

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Introducing TakaIt’s our pleasure to introduce fans of master.

Heath Ceramics

Taka Hideki Takayama Mashiko Japan Japanese craft wood woodwork woodworking Akio Nukaga Heath Heath LA Heath Ceramics sculpture highlightIntroducing Taka It’s our pleasure to introduce fans of master potter Akio Nukaga to another Japanese master craftsman whose work we just love: Hideki Takayama aka Taka. Taka collaborated directly with Akio to create pieces for his current show at Heath LA , including wooden sculptural pieces that are paired with—and alongside— Akio’s ceramics.

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Focus On: Hideki TakayamaWe’ve been working with Japanese.

Heath Ceramics

At that time, the fashion scene in Japan was starting to get worldwide attention, so I decided to pursue fashion in college, which was Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. highlight heath ceramics hideki takayama taka Akio Nukaga junko takayama akio and friends 2016 woodworking wood japan mashiko around the store behind the scenesPhoto: Heath Ceramics. Custom counter for a bar in Tokyo. Installation shot at the Starnet Gallery in Mashiko.

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DUCKSHIN HOUSING Unveils Construction Site Robot and Deck Plate at Japan Home & Building Show 2015

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the Korea’s number one ranking enterprise in deck plate for buildings, is participating in ‘Japan Home & Building Show 2015’ which is held at Tokyo DUCKSHIN HOUSING CO.,

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Canadian Solar to Build 47MWp Mashiki Solar Plant in Japan

The A to Z of Building

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47.0 MWp solar power plant

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SPI Energy Announces Completion and Connection of 2.4MW Nishiura Power Plant in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture

The A to Z of Building

SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that its wholly owned Japanese

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SunPower, ISE Group, and Total Unite for Construction of Solar Plant in Japan

The A to Z of Building

Ise Total Nanao Power Plant G.K., ISE Group, Total and SunPower Corporation, today announced the construction start of a 27-megawatt-peak (MWp) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Nanao, Ishikawa

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Exhibition on Guerilla Architecture in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

The A to Z of Building

As individuals who dedicate their careers to designing homes that people live in, buildings that define our skylines and cities that support our existence, architects might be considered the ultimate

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Mitsubishi Electric Plans to Build Middle-Voltage Direct Current Distribution Facility in Marugame, Japan

The A to Z of Building

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it plans to build a development and demonstration facility for middle-voltage direct current (MVDC*) distribution at its Power Distribution System

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Japan's Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Moves into New Stage of Growth

The A to Z of Building

The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corporation spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), held today a grand opening ceremony for the

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KDDI to Invest $270 Million in Building Two New TELEHOUSE Data Centers in Japan

The A to Z of Building

KDDI, the global telecommunications provider, announced today that it will invest 270 million dollars (28 billion yen) in building two new TELEHOUSE data centers, ?gTELEHOUSE gTELEHOUSE OSAKA 2?h h and gTELEHOUSE

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Our talented photographer for @tilemakestheroom and tile spotter.

Heath Ceramics

Our talented photographer for @tilemakestheroom and tile spotter @marikoreed is traveling in Japan and will be our guest instagramer for @tilemakestheroom during her trip. Thanks Mariko we can’t wait to see what you find

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CEDIT Policroma won the Red Dot Award

Ceramics of Italy

The Red Dot Award, which was also won by CEDIT’s “ Storie ” (2017) and “ Rilievi ” (2019), joins numerous other awards received by Policroma: the Wallpaper * Design Awards (2020), the EDIDA prize by Elle Decor Japan (2019) and the Archiproducts Design Award (2019).

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Week of January 20, 2020 – Ski Resorts and Spa

Architectural Ceramics

The concept was born in Japan to suit the needs of travelers who want little more than a place to sleep. January 20, 2020. Winter is a great time to plan a ski resort getaway. Dreaming of slopes and spas has inspired us to search out this week’s top 5 resort inspired design posts. Mountaintop Suites. 7 incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts , Architectural Digest. Let’s all agree that a jacuzzi overlooking stunning mountain views is now a pre-requisite for all ski resort suites.

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks to social media, is primed to open their doors to the relaxing and very zen style of Japan. Of course, there are other factors at play that cause us to take note of Japanese interior design, such as the steady world-wide population growth that requires us to live in tighter living quarters (as many in Japan are very familiar with). Japan is a prime example of many of the statements mentioned above.

design-is-fine: Gio Ponti, tile design for l’Hotel Parco dei.

Heath Ceramics

More to see here about the exhibition The World of Gio Ponti, Japan, 2014. design-is-fine : Gio Ponti, tile design for l’ Hotel Parco dei Principi, 1960-61. Originally made by D’Agostino, Salerno. Re-edition by La Riggiola. Design Drawing © Gio Ponti Estate

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Thank you to everyone who came to the opening weekend for Dashi.

Heath Ceramics

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening weekend for Dashi Katachi: Essence of Japan. So come, explore the essence of modern Japan, and take some new discoveries home with you. . It was a special opportunity to enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine, meet the makers at the forefront of Japanese craft and design, and partake in a workshop or two. If you weren’t able to join the festivities, the show is still up at Heath SF until February 18.

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Key Trends and Opportunities in the Japanese Construction Market

The A to Z of Building

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Construction in Japan - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019" report to their offering. Construction activity in Japan was weak in

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Cupboards Kitchen and Bath: #WordlessWednesday - Ski Jumping.

Discerning Design

Photo via DivineCaroline - " A Japanese coffee company, Georgia Max Coffee , modified the bathrooms of ski areas around Japan to promote their coffee energy drinks. Wednesday, February 1, 2012. WordlessWednesday - Ski Jumping Potty. This is probably the most exciting bathroom Ive ever seen!". Posted by. Nick Lovelady. 5:30 AM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Labels: #wordlesswednesday , Bathroom , bathroom design.

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Consider Granada Tile Nara Cement Tiles For A Graphic Kitchen Tile Backsplash

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Nara’s concrete tile pattern is based on 200-year-old embroidery patterns from Japan, known as sashiko. Although you may have found us through some of our more well-known cement tile designs, like our geometric Fez concrete tiles , when it comes to choosing the encaustic tiles that will work for your concrete tile installation project, we have many different cement tile patterns to choose from.

Yumi and Hatano Studio: The Yoga of Color and Design

Making Tile Modern

I started my career in the financial industry as a programmer back in Japan. Modwalls | Colorful Modern Tile Since 2005. Yumi kagamihara. Yumi Kagamihara is a designer and yoga practitioner who integrates color, design with intention, artistry and focus. At Modwalls , we believe that color and form merges well with function in an aspirational approach to living, so we were excited to talk with her about her approach to design and living well with color.

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Hygge, Comfort and Simplicity in Kitchen and Bath Design – from Kitchen & Bath Design News

JG Kitchens

This Trend Spotting article from Kitchen & Bath Design News about hygge and similar trends from Sweden and Japan shares ideas about how you can achieve harmony in your own home. Maybe you’ve seen the word “hygge” in an article about design. It’s a Danish concept about living a relaxed, comfortable, fulfilling life without excess.

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Get to Know: Akio Nukaga

Heath Ceramics

Pieces from the 2015 show above) It’s been a super-busy year for you in terms of some big shows in Japan and elsewhere. What’s the difference between someone who buys your work in Japan versus someone here? I feel both in the US and Japan, the buyers are using and enjoying my works in their daily life, which is important to me. Working only in Japan you don’t notice these things, but when you travel you understand better what people need in their lives.

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Talented photographer @marikoreed (who shot our new book) is.

Heath Ceramics

Talented photographer @marikoreed (who shot our new book) is traveling in Japan and posting pictures to @tilemakestheroom during her trip, like this one of Hotel Okura on its last day. Follow along! Thanks, Mariko. highlight

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Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

If the mosaic is higher priced, it’s from Japan or Europe. 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. The threat of anti-dumping charges is imminent.

JAPEX Utilizes Aconex Cloud Collaboration Platform to Manage Construction of Soma LNG Terminal

The A to Z of Building

Aconex Limited, provider of a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry, today announced that Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. JAPEX) is using the Aconex platform

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Intergraph’s Solutions Selected by Toyo Engineering to Build Large-Scale Steam Cracker Complex

The A to Z of Building

Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), one of Japan's foremost engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, has announced the purchase of two leading Intergraph® solutions, which are being

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