22 Feb Terrazzo Design Today Volume 1
Terrazzo is everywhere. Since its creation in the 15th Century, terrazzo is reaching a new generation as the trendy building material is appearing in today’s contemporary homes and commercial buildings. With the rise of terrazzo in projects today, we’ve started a new blog series “Terrazzo Design Today” featuring the latest terrazzo designs from popular architectural and interior design sources.
Terrazzo Project: Hotel Grinnell
Architects Perkins + Will turned a former junior high school into a elegant hotel space. For this project, the terrazzo floors were original to the school but were restored for the updated design. The terrazzo floors (below) are present in the hotel lobby which complement well with the other interior design choices. Hotel Grinnell is located in Iowa. Read the full article in Interior Design Magazine.
Terrazzo Project: WeWork
WeWork by Linehouse Design won 2017’s Best of the Year Winner for Co-Working Space. This was a transformation project that took a 100-year-old redbrick mansion, which served as an opium factory and ammunition warehouse at one point, and now serves as a connected workplace for the company. For this project, Linehouse Design used a polychrome striped terrazzo design for the company’s flooring and walls. The project is a nice example of the different color tones an architect can use with terrazzo. Project located in Shanghai, China. Read the full article in Interior Design Magazine.
Terrazzo Project: Orlando International Airport
The Orlando International Airport is upgrading their terminals to feature beautiful floor art made from colorful epoxy terrazzo. This is the second of the four terminal floors reveals at the airport. Using over 20 colors, this design highlights the attractions you would expect to see when you visit Orlando, Florida. The first terrazzo floor revealed at the end of 2017 showcases the agricultural history of the city limits. Designs by Artist Scott Parsons. See the original Twitter post from Orlando International Airport.
Terrazzo Project: The Botanist
The Botanist is a restaurant located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The restaurant’s interiors consist of an abundance of plant life and pastel tones. In the bar area, guests can relax and enjoy a drink where the grey bartop and walls are made out of terrazzo. Read the full article on Dezeen.
Terrazzo Project: Vanke Tian Ma Sales Office
Architects MDO turned a sales office into a stylish retail environment. For the project, the architects choose a minimalist design that reinforces a fast-paced and shifting lifestyle of the city. Terrazzo floors were installed in the lobby areas and retail environment for a clean modern appearance. This project is located in Hangzhou, China. Read the full article in Architect Magazine:
Terrazzo Project: Apartment in Born
This apartment building dates back to the 13th Century, a few centuries before terrazzo was created by Venetian marble workers. Located in Barcelona, Spain the kitchen area consists of a pink terrazzo-like kitchen countertop and backsplash. Terrazzo surfaces are ideal for a residential kitchen for its cleanability. When protected with a water-based sealer, the surface is protected from stains, scratches and water damage. Read the full article on Archilovers.
Terrazzo Project: Apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil
AR Artiects renovated this apartment complex using a variety of building materials like concrete, marble, and terrazzo to match the Brazilian Brutalist style the residents were looking for. White terrazzo floors were common in Sao Paulo in the 1950s. To add a bit of nostalgia, the architects had placed a style of terrazzo known as Palladiana in both the kitchen and dining room. The floor design blends in with the white walls and shelves of the apartment. Palladiana terrazzo is the use of large slabs placed across the floor with standard terrazzo filling in the gaps of the design. Read the full article on Dwell.
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