office surfacing with rubber flooring BS classic
CSIRO is Australia’s national science research agency. Their involvement in innovation stretches from fast WiFi to polymer banknotes, 3D-printing prosthetics and new renewable energy sources.
The state-of-the-art facility at the Black Mountain Science & Innovation Park is a 15,000 sqm building of world-class research and support facilities with purpose-built laboratories.
The structure is essentially two buildings in one, with a carefully hidden building joint. The modern office space links to the laboratory building through steel and glass bridges at each of the four levels.
The workplace design approach considered the voices of the workforce, skeptical of “open plan” solutions for highly concentrated scientific research. So the architects at BVN created clusters, discrete through placement of meeting rooms and central facilities, At the end the building is “porous”, enabling a sense of a greater community.
For this project we contributed our iconic BS classic in two colors N004 and Y510 for a total surface of 1300 sqm.
shop surfacing with rubber flooring Nd/Uni
Design meets design in this brand-new showroom in Ostrava. TON is a brand going back to 1861, when world-renowed designer Michael Thonet founded the first plant. Today TON (the abbreviation standing for Továrna Ohýbaného Nábytku – bent furniture factory) is a modern company still treasuring and using the same unique technique of wood-bending.
The new showroom was designed to make such outstanding products look their best. A frame of nude concrete walls is completed by our own Nd/Uni in two colors, U110 and U120.
The rubber flooring’s properties make it suitable for use in busy commercial areas such as the showroom: high resistance (load classes 23, 34 and 43, including the highest industrial load), great acoustic-insulating properties and easy maintenance.
photo credits Vladimír Kiva Novotný
This new True Stories chapter takes us to Turin, inside Queen Margherita Hospital, that – thanks to ONG ADISCO – features facilities specifically dedicated to children. The new project, designed by Miroglio+Lupica is the ER and our hosts are some special friends…
stairs surfacing with Nd/Uni rubber flooring
This project focuses on stairs. Fundamental and necessary: as a structural element and as a safety feature. The same qualities apply to our specific solutions for steps: easy-to-apply, safe, with high “grip” even when wet.
And also, creative. Case in point, this refurbishment by Turin studio Isolarchitetti, where the stairs emphasize their early-XX century “industrial” look with a total white palette, in sharp contrast with our Nd/Uni U18 blue.
The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Turin. Its mission is to foster research and high education in the social sciences.
healthcare surfacing with Screed rubber flooring
Focusing on a small-scale project, where the creative possibilities and functional features of our rubber floorings are on full display.
This psychologist studio in Milan is dedicated to Psychomotricity: a way of educational or therapeutic intervention aimed at the development of motor, expressive and creative possibilities through the body.
As such, the floor plays a crucial role: it is where the therapy happens. Using a clever mix of our Screed, yellow Nd/Uni and Grain, the space is divided into different zones and given something of a visual rhythm.
“We approached this project with a playful attitude” says Architect Enrico Dallaiti of Studio Arme. “The activities are highlighted by color layers”.
Of course, the comfort and hygiene guaranteed by our rubber floorings proved to be key factors.
foto Enrico Dallaiti
Office spaces and Headquarters are fundamental elements of a brand, and as such concur in its definition. When designing a company’s office, the spirit, the values of the same company become parts of the design. At the same time, assuring the best comfort and contributing to productivity of all the people is a none-the-less important challenge for architects and interior designers.
Learn how rubber surfaces are a fundamental feature in office design. Read all about it in our latest special feature.
school surfacing with Kayar rubber flooring
“The colourful and visually inviting school designed by JKMM Architects has no conventional pupils’ desks or stuffy classrooms” says Architect in charge Juha Mäki-Jyllilä of JKMM Architects.
With a day care centre and school on three floors, the building closely follows the shape of the winding streets and has a nestling courtyard inside.
The school was designed to be an inviting and approachable public building. The cheerful façade clearly stands out among the surrounding blocks of concrete buildings.
The building is still in progress and will be completed in 2020. By that time, it will host 700 pupils.
The choice of materials was affected by the fact that shoes are not worn inside the building. Enter our Kayar rubber flooring, designed by Sottsass Associati, in five colors: K01, K70, K72, K73 and K74 for a total surface of 585 sqm.
Traditional desks and classrooms have been done away with, and the teacher no longer sits behind a desk. The environment provides stimuli and encourages interactivity. In this school, learning is possible also when one is not sitting behind a desk.
photos Studio Hans Koistinen, Mika Huisman
In a new chapter of True Stories we go to Zagreb to take a look at everyday life in digital agency Degordian. The new workspace, designed by Tea Ujevic and Irena Vojnovic, follows up the agencies in London, Vienna, Belgrad, Mostar and Ljubljana. Our host… a very unexpected guest!
From a design point of view, a hospital is a complex unity made of multiple elements. Entrances and corridors are subjected to heavy foot traffic. Family rooms thrive on a soft, relaxed atmosphere. Specialist areas require strict and effective infection control. Patient rooms floors are prone to indentation.
Through all these different requirements, Artigo rubber floorings offer tested and valid solutions. Read all about it in our latest special feature.
airport surfacing with rubber flooring Zeus
An airport is always an exciting project, and in the case of Gimpo Airport, it is also the occasion to go back in history up to the 1930s, when the former military airfield began allowing civil aircraft operations. Designated Gimpo International Airport in 1958, it has since steadily grown.
By 2012 the number of international passengers surpassed four millions, while domestic passengers in 2015 summed at more than 19 millions.
We were asked to supply the floorings for the 3rd floor of the International Terminal. We produced a custom color scheme for our classic Zeus flooring: a very light grey shade with brown grains. Also used were standard colors Z639, Z626 and Z640, for a total surface of almost 6000 sqm.