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A transparent church in Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

15 December, 2014

Achieving buildings which do not obstruct the view of their surroundings is one of the greatest concerns of any architect and even more so when in natural landscapes. This problem can be solved thanks to the construction of “transparent” walls. Wood and steel make up a peculiar church erected in a meadow on the outskirts...

Endless, L’Antic Colonial’s infinite laminates

11 December, 2014

With a striking design, Endless is presented as the firm’s latest proposal in laminate flooring. It is a new line made up of four new models: Broadway, Island, Queens, and Brooklyn, which denote continuity among them. Thus, the Endless laminates manage to strengthen to the fullest the depth of rooms, with an optical effect that makes...

Version 3.0 of L’Antic Colonial’s app

10 December, 2014

L’Antic Colonial has prepared a new version of its app with a renewed and powerful visual style. The new image has been worked on at the same time as the design of the new website, with the intention of creating a content visual coherence. Simplicity, elegance, and modernity describe the new style that has been associated...

The Fusion line grows with 4 new models

24 November, 2014

The fusion between aluminum and glass are the real protagonists in these four new models that expand one of L’Antic Colonial’s most iconic mosaics lines.Fusion Hexagon Withe, Fusion Hexagon Caramel, Fusion Hexagon Caramel Mix, Fusion Hexagon Steel, and Fusion Hexagon Steel Mix make up a full chromatic range which, like the rest of mosaics of Porcelanosa Group’s natural materials-specialized firm, are...

Project: M1875

19 November, 2014

M1875 is a luxury apartment complex located in the heart of San Francisco. It is a project that breaks the established rules for this type of space, by giving preference to the residents’ needs, with a clean and modern design, to the excesses of this type of dwellings. Located in Mission District, one of the most popular and...

An office created from pallets: Pop-Up Office by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

14 November, 2014

Wood evolves to give a space different uses, adapting itself to specific needs. This is the philosophy used by designers at the Dubbledam Architecture + Design studio (Toronto) to revolutionise the concept of work spaces with their Pop-Up Office, a design that unites the concepts of mobility, adaptability and flexibility. According to the creators of...

L’Antic Colonial’s Wood Duna Mosaic

12 November, 2014

Wood Duna, the new mosaic made from natural wood, breaks with the traditional geometry of square tesserae, with a three-dimensional design. L’Antic Colonial proposes a play with volumes, hues, and shadings. This new proposal, inspired by the sand formations that can be found in deserts or beaches, lays out a dynamic finish made out of suggestive wave-shaped pieces...

Linkfloor at Valencia’s Mercat Central

28 October, 2014

Linkfloor has been one of the materials chosen by Paco Andreu’s butcher shop for the remodeling of its space located at Valencia’s Mercat Central. Up until now we had seen this technical vinyl material used as a flooring and wall covering; on this occasion it has been given a new and original use by installing it on...

Tortona, L’Antic Colonial’s new natural wood floors

23 October, 2014

The last Cersaie fair, which was held from September 22 to September 27 in Bologna, served as a stage for presenting the Tortona line, L’Antic Colonial’s latest novelty in natural wood floors. This series brings 10 new models together with a common denominator: they are great quality parquets at a very affordable price. In terms of their technical...

L’Antic Colonial launches 2nd edition of its digital magazine

15 October, 2014

After the success achieved with the first issue, of which a great number of downloads were made, L’Antic Colonial has just published the second edition of its digital magazine. It is a publication that coincides with the firm’s presence at the last Cersaie fair, and with the launching of two new lines designed by Ramón Esteve. The design carried...

Wood-Skin: flexible wood that adapts like a second skin

15 October, 2014

Could you imagine what it would mean to be able to give volume to wooden surfaces without needing to carve it? The Wood-Skin designers must have had this in mind as they have created a malleable wooden surface that can be used to design surprising shapes. This wood-skin is the result of wooden planks and...

At Cersaie together with Ramón Esteve

18 September, 2014

Cersaie, the most important ceramics, architecture, and bathroom equipment showcase of all Europe reopens its doors. From September 22 to September 26, Bologna will be the design world capital and, without a doubt, L’Antic Colonial and Porcelanosa Group could not miss this meeting. This 2014 edition will be different for the natural-materials-specialized firm. L’Antic Colonial has wanted to...

#THE NOTE BOOK OF Carlos Lamela

3 September, 2014

Carlos Lamela – Estudio Lamela Arquitectos – Madrid, Varsovia, México y Doha Aeropuerto de Varsovia, Center Banco Santander en Queretaro, Expo Zaragoza, Sede de Caja Badajoz, la sede de Estudio Lamela-Madrid, la T4 Barajas… 1 – Who is Carlos Lamela? I consider myself a polyhedral architect; this adjective may seem excessively complex, but it symbolizes the many facets...

Final stretch for Cersaie 2014

26 August, 2014

On September 22, L’Antic Colonial and the rest of Porcelanosa Group firms will open their space at Cersaie 2014. Just 30 days of hectic work in which to finish shaping the space designed by Ramón Esteve for the natural material-specialized company, and in which to give the finishing touches to the two lines created by the Valencian designer. The combination of natural...

A modern home based on Hawaiian traditions

15 August, 2014

Nestled on the exotic island of Hawaii is a 750 square metre house designed by the Belzberg studio which perfectly integrates with the Kona landscape and culture. The house is arranged from east to west, with an exterior gallery corridor connecting the different “pods” with the different rooms and communal areas in the building. Large...

THE NOTEBOOK OF Eduardo Meneses

6 August, 2014

  Eduardo Meneses Marquina – Estudio 3 Galdakao – Galdakao (Vizcaya), España “Bamboo” house in Gijón, Proposal for “Dunas de Liencres” Interpretation Center. “Gutiérrez Liébana Abogados”, House in Plencia, “Lighthouse House”, Apartment in Florence, House in Bahrain, “Tempo” Disco in Bahrain, Restiling Gambrinus 2.0, Apartment in Castro Urdiales, Apartment in New York… 1 – Who is Eduardo Meneses? An...

Signature Spaces for 2015

22 July, 2014

At the end of January, L’Antic Colonial opened its Signature Spaces on the occasion of the 21st Global Architecture International Show organized by Porcelanosa Group. Barely 5 months later, the firm specializing in natural materials is preparing the areas that will make up its showroom in 2015. The firms invited for next year will be Francesc Rifé Studio, Piet Boon®, Cardete&Huet Architectes, Jestico + Whiles and sanahuja&partners,...

Project: Gabinete Begur Abogados

16 July, 2014

Gabinete Begur Abogados has recently renovated their facilities located in Valencia, and has used L’Antic Colonial’s new Linkfloor for most of the flooring. The firm chose this product because of its technical characteristics, which make it a suitable material for heavy-traffic floors such as office floors. The specific model used is Linkfloor Contract Gravel, which has a high resistance to abrasion, impact, water,...

#THE NOTE BOOK OF Alberto Martínez

9 July, 2014

Alberto Martínez –  – Valencia, Spain Seat Modular Cube Concept, Identity Dental Clinic, Urbatek Showroom, L’Antic Colonial showroom, Bimini…   1- Who is Alberto Martínez? Alberto Martínez is father of Alberto Martínez, son of Alberto Martínez, and grandson of Alberto Martínez. And as founding member of CuldeSac™ and Creative Director of Spaces, Alberto develops a personal work and...

Viccarbe dresses L’Antic Colonial spaces

3 July, 2014

L’Antic Colonial’s exhibition has been the setting used by Odosdesign for a photographic session with Viccarbe’s latest creations; Viccarbe is one of the most internationally recognized Valencian furniture design companies. We can thus see the new Maarten chair, designed by Víctor Carrasco, along with the table from the same line, within a space with strong architectural character from L’Antic...

L’Antic Colonial renews its web

26 June, 2014

The design of L’Antic Colonial’s new website is based on the “one-page” format, which consists in laying out the most important content on one single page. This makes user navigation easier, going directly to the “bulk” of the content without having to navigate through menus and submenus. Additionally, the “responsive” design allows the user to access...

Basic, L’Antic Colonial’s latest line

25 June, 2014

With the aim of offering a wider range of possibilities in its bathroom product range, L’Antic Colonial has launched Basic, a line made up of 3 over-countertop washbasins, 1 freestanding washbasin, and one shower tray, which stand out for having a functional design, simple volumes, and rounded edges. Six new elements with different sizes and capacities that...

At Cersaie together with Ramón Esteve

19 June, 2014

One more year, L’Antic Colonial is preparing its participation at the next Cersaie fair, which will be held from September 22 to September 26, and to which it will go together with the rest of Porcelanosa Group firms. For the occasion, the natural material specialized firm has wanted to work with one of today’s most international Valencian architects and designers, Ramón Esteve....

#THE NOTE BOOK OF José Manuel Ferrero

17 June, 2014

José Manuel Ferrero – estudi{H}ac – Valencia, Spain Men{H}ir Bathroom line – L´Antic Colonial, Casta Chair-Sancal, Marquis-Vondom, Estado Puro Restaurant_Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Cheese Bar Poncelet-Melia hotels 1- Who is José Manuel Ferrero? I am an industrial designer who creates product and interior designs for companies and clients who have the same passion for offering the world projects that...

L’Antic Colonial launches the second edition of its Combinations catalog

12 June, 2014

In order to offer a different decoration alternative to interior decorators and designers, L’Antic Colonialpresented its Combinations catalog a few months ago. It is a set of designs where its natural stone, wood, glass, or metal mosaics are combined with the latest ceramics from Porcelanosa and Venis. These are nearly 50 designs that were photographed by Jesús Chamizo...

El JW Marriott Essex House Hotel New York renews its rooms with L’Antic Colonial

10 June, 2014

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel, one of New York’s most prestigious hotels, has recently remodeled its facilities. The Vision Design firm, with Dan Nelson leading it, has been in charge of refurbishing the building, which originally opened in 1931 and is considered a National Heritage. With this intervention, Vision Design has tried to give the complex a...

L’Antic Colonial in Barcelona’s Zacapa Room

29 May, 2014

Alma Hotel’s garden, located in the heart of Barcelona, is the place that Ron Zacapa has chosen to locate its Zacaparoom. It is a unique space where the firm, considered by many experts as the world’s best in terms of rums, will organize guided tastings, free chocolate rum tastings, unique pairings from the hand of AlmaBarcelona’s chef Nuria...

IL QUADERNO DI Eric Kuster

21 May, 2014

Eric Kuster – Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury – Uffici ad Amsterdam, Ibiza, Anversa e Malta. Chalet di lusso in tutto il mondo, yacht, club e ristoranti (Jimmy Woo di Amsterdam, Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui) 1 – Chi è Eric Kuster? Eric Kuster è un uomo di 47 anni che ha studiato Marketing ed è designer di interni, designer...

Signature Spaces by Nuno Brandão for L’Antic Colonial

3 May, 2014

The warmth and timelessness of natural wood unite the different spaces designed by the Portuguese architect Nuno Brandão for L´Antic Colonial, on the occasion of the 21st PORCELANOSA Group International Exhibition. The signature space designed by Nuno Brandão reflects the author’s particular way of understanding architecture, based on geometry and visual impact, and above all...

L’Antic Colonial’s new virtual showroom

23 April, 2014

Last February, L’Antic Colonial opened the doors of its renewed showroom once again, on the occasion of the 21st Global Architecture International Show. For those clients and followers who have not been able to come by our main facilities, L’Antic Colonial makes a new virtual showroom available, with which you can walk through the exhibit using your computer, tablet,...

Men{H}ir and Linkfloor at Mosbuild 2014

15 April, 2014

The Expocentre International Moscow hosts a new edition of Mosbuild once again; it is the most important fair in Eastern Europe and Russia as far as construction and housing is concerned. From April 15 to April 18, the leading construction materials, furniture, or decoration companies gather in Moscow; and L’Antic Colonialpresents its latest novelties along with...

#THE NOTE BOOK OF Fernando V Arteaga

8 April, 2014

Fernando V Arteaga SB Architects  San Francisco, Miami, and Shenzhen 1 – Who is Fernando V. Arteaga? Design Director 2 – When did you discover that you wanted to be an architect? Ever since I was a child; my father is an architect. 3 – A reference in architecture… The Vatican 4 – If you...

The Arabia mosaics line extends its range with three new models

3 April, 2014

Within the novelties that  L’Antic Colonial is presenting for 2014, the three new Arabia line models stand out. It is a line made with transparent recycled glass with a solid color base that gives it the characteristic color of each model. Sun, Shine, and Eclipse are the new models joining Arabia Gold, Mix Blue Silver, Mix Brown, and Silver, thus extending the color potential....

L’Antic Colonial’s two new laminate lines

26 March, 2014

Lama Vintage and Revelation are the two new laminate lines that L’Antic Colonial is launching on the market in 2014. 10 new models which, just like those already designed by the firm, include a high quality decorative film which seeks to simulate natural wood as much as possible, both visually and to the touch.With the Revelation line, L’Antic Colonial...

The promenade Samuel De Champlain in Quebec, by Daoust Lestage

15 March, 2014

Located between the Sillery coast and the Ross coast is an innovating project, in both design and symbology, full of nuances, textures and functional lines. We are speaking about the promenade Samuel de Champlain in Quebec, designed by Daoust Lestage architects for the 400th anniversary of the city. The main concept of this project, created...

Kengo Kuma gently works with wood

15 March, 2014

The Kengo Kuma and Associates studio has captured the gentleness of wood in one of its latest projects: a new shop for the Sunny Hills trademark located in the Aoyama district in Tokyo that is specialised in selling popular Thai pineapple cakes. The design is inspired by traditional Japanese bamboo baskets which shape the establishment’s...

EL CUADERNO DE Ramón Esteve

13 March, 2014

Ramón Esteve Cambra – Ramón Esteve Estudio | Arquitectura y Diseño – Valencia (Spain) Centro Congresos Myrtus, Vivienda en paz y comedias, Vivienda La  Solana, Tienda Chapeau, Vivienda Na Xemena, Casa Prisma, Vivienda en Monasterios … 1 – Who is Ramón Esteve? Someone who is stimulated by everything related to beauty and intelligence. 2 – When did you discover that you wanted to be...

L’Antic Colonial presents the new accessories of the men{H}ir line

11 March, 2014

During the last Global Architecture International Show organized by Porcelanosa Group, L’Antic Colonial and estudi{H}ac – JMFerrero presented the accessories that expand the potentials of the men{H}ir line. These are elements that, just like those created in the first phase, are inspired by the British Stonehenge menhirs. The new accessories follow the same shapes as the first designs and maintain natural...

Calacatta, the new washbasins colecction

6 March, 2014

One of L’Antic Colonial’s biggest bets, presented at Porcelanosa Group’s 21st International Show, has been the new Calacatta washbasin line. Five new items designed by the firm itself that are the result of pure and clean lines with a clearly geometrical concept. Calacatta is conceived as a metamorphosis that goes from the square to the circle, thus creating a...

Last days to visit XL/xs

4 March, 2014

The XL/xs exhibition was inaugurated at the Espai Rambleta in Valencia on February 12. It is a space that brings together some of the most iconic designs from recent years, in order to show and document the valuable contribution of architecture to the world of design. Names such as A-cero, Álvaro Siza, Benedetta Tagliabue, Richard Rogers, Patricia Urquiola or...

L’Antic Colonial’s new digital magazine

27 February, 2014

On the occasion of the International Show that Porcelanosa Grupo holds in its facilities every year, L’Antic Colonial has released a new digital magazine for iPad devices. The magazine will come out twice per year and is aimed at architecture, interior design, and design devotees. The firm’s latest novelties, a selection of the best projects, or interviews and articles...

#THE NOTEBOOK OF Francisco Mangado

25 February, 2014

Beloqui – Mangado y Asociados – Pamplona, Navarra (Spain) Baluarte Conference Center, Spain Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza 2008, Nueva Balastera Stadium in Palencia, Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias. Municipal Auditorium of Teulada, Conference Center and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Municipal Exhibition and Conference Center of Avila, and Archaeological Museum of Alava…. 1 – Who is Francisco...

New products from L’Antic Colonial

29 January, 2014

White is currently one of the most fashionable colours. Until recently it was considered as “the absence of colour” but it is now used by all of the great fashion designers and architects. As the world of fashion sets trends across a wide range of sectors, white is a colour which is being used more and more for architecture...

Wood Lovers by L’Antic Colonial is internationally presented at Domotex 2014

23 January, 2014

In order to extend its market and consolidate its brand on an international level, L’Antic Colonial has just participated in Domotex, the most important international floor coverings trade fair on worldwide level. An exhibition that was celebrated from the 11th to the 14th of January in the Messegelände (Trade fair hall) of Hannover and that was attended by...