Winner of the Architecture category is ‘Two Homes in Oropesa (Toledo) by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos. The use of ceramic tiles was not limited to a mere covering or finish, but instead as a material capable of enveloping the project, adding a unique appearance. In this category, the panel also decided to give a Special Mention to ‘MM House’ by Ohlab, a home designed in accordance with the Passivhaus standard in order to guarantee optimum energy efficiency. The design features a sloping roof finished with a white 15x15 cm white ceramic tile, chosen for three reasons: aesthetic considerations, maintenance and easy roof cleaning for the collection and reuse of rainwater.
Paredes Pedrosa ArchitectsUbication:
Oropesa (Toledo, España)Photographer:
Luis Asín y Paredes Pedrosa
The panel of judges highlighted the outstanding precision of an architectural intervention within a complex historical context and a use of ceramic tiles that was fully fit for purpose