A floor isn't just for standing on. As our selection of projects shows, thoughtful and imaginative design decisions in relation to colour, materiality and form can turn it into a space-defining element.

亚美官网appA key element of Francesc Rifé Studio’s R Apartment project has been to preserve the deconstructed character of the space. Photo: David Zarzoso

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Owing to their sheer ubiquity and the (literally) foundational role they play in our lives, it’s easy sometimes to overlook the floors beneath us. Not so in the case of our latest project survey, however, where – whether due to an emphatic use of colour or the deployment of both old and new mosaic and other tiles – the floor takes very much centre-stage.

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Vallirana 47
Barcelona, Spain
Vora Arquitectura

The discrete Vallirana 47 building’s value is not based on a singular identity, but rather on the sense of the continuity of an epoch. The project consists of the refurbishment of five of six apartments and celebrates the communion between the old and the new.

Photos: Adrià Goula

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R Apartment
Valencia, Spain
Francesc Rifé Studio

This project was born from the history of the space, with the different renovations that have taken place over the years playing an important role in its new design and configuration. A key element of the project has been to preserve the deconstructed character of the space.

Photos: David Zarzoso

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Perfect Darkness
Milan, Italy
H+O Design

During Milan Design Week 2019, Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer, creative directors and founders of H+O, revealed their multi-room apartment installation, Perfect Darkness. A concept of home where tiles take centre stage.

Photos: Giorgio Possenti

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Nagatachō Apartment
Tokyo, Japan
Adam Nathaniel Furman

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s Nagatacho apartment lies In the heart of the government district of central Tokyo and is a retreat of pure sensual delight, a small but intensely crafted manifesto for an architecture that luxuriates in a hyper-aestheticised celebration of the senses, and of every-day domestic life.

Photos: Jan Vranovsky

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