img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Childsplay with coloured clay

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

They start them early in Spain, where Foursquare Arquitectos was commissioned to design a €4.6m children’s education and innovation centre for a technology Park outside Valencia. The firm decided to use the architecture to inspire its young users to explore the world around them, creating a group of connected circular structures clad in bold ceramics. The firm went to porcelain specialist Natucer to specify the 13.5cm by 55cm glazed tiles, as well as bespoke 13.5cm tiles with a bowing radius of 85cm. The blue, red, green, pink and violet tiles were single-fired at nearly 2000ºC, and mounted on insulated aluminium panels, supported on a metal substructure.

Latest

Leeds is set for its first £1m penthouse flats in a development that has irked conservation organisations, Manchester is to become surf central, a new Derby performance space is set to replace what will be lost with the Assembly Rooms, and a specialist hospital is to be built in York where once Terry’s made chocolate.

Healthcare, housing and leisure schemes get the green light

Grenfell: Value Engineering - Scenes from the Inquiry leaves audiences shocked and angry at incompetence and indifference that led to 72 deaths

Account of incompetence and indifference leaves feelings of shock and anger

While there’s no doubt the housing market is undergoing huge changes, it’s not all simply due to Covid-19. Brian Green assesses the factors and future outlook

There’s more than the pandemic behind a changing sector

Nancy Sheung’s photographs reveal her hands-on construction experience, indomitable character and promotion of women in unlikely settings

Photographs reveal an unfazed woman in a man’s world