Fluid Concrete: Winner of Tile Design Competition Shows the Softer Side of Concrete

One of the most beloved materials of many an architect, concrete is also a favorite from the interiors standpoint, too, whether poured for the floors or molded into decorative objects. So it comes as no surprise that the architectural, dimensional and sometimes intricate concrete tiles by Kaza Concrete would be a hit with the A&D community. Following the formation of a distribution partnership with Kaza, American tile-maker Walker Zanger set out to discover what else could be rendered in the medium and in tile form. Together with Architectural Digest, the brands invited practicing architects and designers to enter the inaugural Walker Zanger Kaza Design Competition to create something that could — and will — go into production. And the winner is … Aybars Asci, AIA, founder of Efficiency Lab for Architecture. His concept, Liquid Forms, is a contemporary sculptural design that resembles gentle ripples in water. It’s also modular, allowing for multiple pattern variations. “The soft curvilinear Liquid Forms design has a tactile quality that suggests sensuousness and luxury,” describes Asci. Well-suited to hospitality or residential settings, but also any commercial space that calls for a sophisticated aesthetic ...
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