Eight earthy kitchens the place terracotta tiles add heat and tactility

For this lookbook, we have collated eight kitchens from Dezeen’s archive that use terracotta tiling to carry a way of heat into the purposeful house.

Terracotta – that means baked earth in Italian – technically refers to any object produced from fired clay. However mostly, the time period is used to explain pottery produced from a porous kind of earthenware clay that’s excessive in iron oxides, giving it a rusty reddish brown color.

Not like ceramic stoneware or porcelain, terracotta is fired at decrease temperatures so it doesn’t vitrify – that means the clay retains a rough, natural texture and is not waterproof except it’s glazed.

Used as a backsplash or flooring, this may carry some much-needed color and texture into the kitchen whereas serving to to create a connection to the outside.

That is the most recent in our lookbooks collection, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes accent partitions, bookshelves and sunken baths.

Photograph by Prue Ruscoe

Budge Over Dover, Australia, by YSG

Australian studio YSG used slim terracotta tiles to “draw the skin in” to this home in Sydney, spilling from the ground of the backyard patio onto the adjoining kitchen and eating space, which could be opened as much as the outside utilizing sliding glass doorways.

The tough clay is paired with shiny aubergine-coloured plaster and travertine within the sunken front room past, making a distinction between uncooked and polished surfaces.

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Dining area in Farley Farmhouse by Emil Eve Architects
Photograph by Mariell Lind Hansen

Farley Farmhouse, UK, by Emil Eve Architects

When Emil Eve Architects added a gabled kitchen to a farmhouse in Wiltshire, the British studio got down to mirror the fabric palette of the prevailing house by including arrowhead terracotta tiles to the extension’s exterior.

Inside, matching rectangular tiles have been laid in a herringbone sample on the ground whereas a row of clay pendant lights grasp from the picket roof beams.

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Hygge Studio by Melina Romano
Photograph by Denilson Machado

Hygge Studio, Brazil, by Melina Romano

Terracotta flooring and tan brick partitions lend a “rustic attraction” to this São Paulo house, designed by Brazilian designer Melina Romano.

The tiles spill out throughout the complete house together with the bed room and lounge, which is framed by a display product of ornamental perforated cobogó blocks.

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Photograph by José Hevia

Las 3 Marías, Spain, by Bajet Giramé and Nicolas Burckhardt

All-over terracotta flooring was one of many ways in which Spanish studio Bajet Giramé discovered to attach the kitchen of this Sixties vacation house to its beneficiant yard, alongside the addition of beneficiant arched openings and perforated metal doorways.

“We ended up engaged on the entire plot, treating each home and backyard as a playful matrix of assorted interconnected rooms,” the studio informed Dezeen.

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Interiors of La Odette apartment by Crü
Photograph by Adrià Goula

La Odette, Spain, CRÜ

To create a vibrant, open ground plan inside this house in a Barcelona housing block that dates again to 1877, Spanish studio CRÜ tore down a lot of the inner petition partitions

As a substitute, the kitchen is now delineated by an announcement wall clad in terracotta tiles – left over from the flooring and turned back-to-front to disclose their ribbed underside.

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Kitchen of West Bend House in Melbourne, designed by Brave New Eco

West Bend Home, Australia, by Courageous New Eco

Three sorts of tiling present textural curiosity contained in the kitchen of this “without end house” in Melbourne, with sections of rustic terracotta contrasted towards a backsplash of teal-glazed ceramics.

Corrugated tiles have been additionally folded across the pendant mild above the island that illuminates the work space, courtesy of Australian lighting model Southdrawn.

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Como Taperia by Ste Marie
Photograph by Conrad Brown

Como Taperia, Canada, by Ste Marie

Each the seating space and the open kitchen of this Spanish tapas bar in Vancouver have been lined with terracotta, in a nod to the brick chimneys of Barcelona’s industrial Poble Sec energy station.

Different Catalan references could be discovered within the restaurant’s cobalt blue accents – knowledgeable by the work of Joan Miró – and varied summary particulars that nod to the work of architect Antoni Gaudí.

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Conde Duque apartment by Sierra + De La Higuera
Photograph by German Sáiz

Conde Duque house, Spain, by Sierra + De La Higuera

Completely different areas on this open-plan house in Madrid have been outlined by conventional Moroccan zellige tiles, with shiny yellow and inexperienced glazes and natural handcrafted surfaces.

To steadiness out these flashier surfaces, terracotta was used to floor the kitchen and eating space, paired with plain white partitions and customized timber joinery.

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That is the most recent in our lookbooks collection, which gives visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes accent partitions, bookshelves and sunken baths.