How green building materials contribute to getting green building labels
In a world of increasing environmental awareness, we are slowly reaching the point where all buildings will be fully constructed with sustainable building materials. Buildings like these can earn certifications — or green building labels — for their level of sustainability. Around the globe, there are many certification systems in use that serve to recognize sustainable building projects. In this blog, we describe one of the most important certification systems in Europe — and how to get certified.
Tiled floors as a form of traffic system
‘Floors in a foyer are like business cards. They set the tone and ensure visitors can find their way in large buildings; you know where you are so you feel more comfortable and at ease. You can notice this in the new Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) building,’ says architect Luc Nooijen, who works for Architecten aan de Maas in Maastricht.
Why White Tiles are Trending
It seems the most timeless colour will soon be the most timely. Benjamin Moore, the paint company whose colour sense is counted on by more design professionals than any other has just declared its colour of the year for 2016 as “Simply White.” This is a profound absence-of-colour statement coming from the 132-year-old firm whose colour fan decks are as ubiquitous in design offices as floor plans and elevations. The Mosa design team agrees with Benjamin Moore’s theory that white may be both the silent hero of the design world and its next big thing.
Ceramic Tile Surfaces that Endure
Most architects and designers have a deep desire to build a body of work - a legacy of meaningful design that endures over decades and longer. Designing spaces that last begins with specifying environmental aspects such as hard surfaces that will remain fresh and intact for years to come. Knowledge of current and advanced technologies and best practices in specification is a key to success in every project.
The exciting history of Dutch ceramic tiles
Did you know? Mosa is the only company that designs, develops and produces tiles in the Netherlands. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, the Netherlands used to thrive on ceramic tile manufacturing. Back in the 17th and 18th century, the small city of Delft was the world’s leading ceramic tile hub. What happened to all those Dutch tile producing companies? And how did Mosa wind up as the only tile manufacturer left in the Netherlands? A short travel back in time…