neil cummings

August 2017

Tiles

20 Aug 2017


Tiling

I designed - this is where I encountered 'tesselation' - sourced and during the summer learnt to lay a floor of handmade terracotta tiles for an almacen in Riocaliente, Asturias.

The project is something of an experiment with living off-grid, learning to live with less, and in a designated flood zone. The tiles came from Blas Aleman in Murcia, and are everything from straw, orange, brick red and even green tinged in colour depending on the firing temperature and the minerals in the clay. They are beautifully irregular in shape (square is a relative value) and thickness too, and some had already been trodden on by 'others'.

Address

Riocaliente, Asturias
Spain

43.3936, -4.9455