The Fractal Group LLC is a full-service architecture and interior design firm located in New York, NY, with a philosophy that focuses on intricate detailing, innovative material selection and weaving the traditional style of landmarked buildings all within a contemporary design language.
Jkath Design Build + Reinvent is a residential remodeling firm located in St. Paul, MN, which services the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Jesse Kath founded Jkath Design Build + Reinvent and currently operates the business alongside his wife, Katie, the lead designer, and a team of four talented professionals.
The project begins with a pintxos (“small tapas” in Spanish) bar in the old part of San Sebastián, which has to be transformed entirely due to a change of ownership, but without losing part of the essence of these traditional pintxos restaurants, with their long bars full of exposed tapas and lively and casual atmosphere.
The Sebel on Sydney’s famous Manly Beach has been a byword for elegance and luxury for years. For the refurbishment of this Accor group 4-star hotel, the architects of In Design International chose the Italian style and quality of Ceramiche Piemme tiles.
ADU/Garage Conversion is a complete remodel of a large capacity garage, which was completed by local design firm, Modern Granny Flat, in collaboration with Ramiro Losada-Amor and Prismática Architects. It is a space that mutates quickly and constantly and designed to address strategies for innovation, flexibility and possibility of future changes.
Today, the average cost for an upscale kitchen remodel is $123,000 and a typical master bathroom renovation can run $30,000 or more. When an installation goes wrong, the incremental time and money spent to fix it is an expense that builders or contractors can’t always recoup.
On Via Roma in the commune of Quero Vas in Belluno, Italy, is a two-story home that has gone through many transformations since the early 1900s. In the late 1930s, the house was purchased by the Venetian Oliva family who stayed there permanently during the war and inspired the current interior design.
For interior designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, combining porcelain tile and natural stone in her projects is what she genuinely enjoys to do. “The result is beautiful,” she said when describing an apartment in New York City that she recently renovated.
Hotel Seehofis an excellent example of an intelligent renovation project, perfectly integrated in natural surroundings. The family run hotel was renovated and extended to a design devised by the noa (network of architecture) firm in Bolzano.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.