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For the emotional quality of urban territories – Glazed tiles claddings design

Ceramic claddings, as visual and physical characteristics of architecture, interact with the environment, changing with the light source, intensity, and direction, inviting Human contact, and actively participating in the construction of a vital and stimulating urban space. Their intrinsic qualities (clay’s plasticity, glaze’s characteristics), extrinsic qualities (colour, gloss, texture), and emotional characteristics (easily recognized, familiarity, organoleptic qualities), can provide aesthetic pleasure, and emotional comfort.