Projects

Ceramic City Bench

This public bench was created for the London Festival of Architecture and was located in the City of London. The colours and motifs of the seats offer a playful pattern reflecting the history of the site, contrasting with its monochromatic urban surroundings.

Cross-roads West

Cross-roads West is a collection of ornamental modules is inspired by Medieval inlaid tiles. Colourful ornamental motifs are embedded into the surface through a combination of digital and industrial processes, creating feature walls and focal points in paving.

Cross-roads East

Cross-roads East is a collection of ornamental bricks, tiles and paviours inspired by the geometrical motifs transported by the craftspeople and architects who travelled from East to West on the Silk Road.

Ornamental Wall

This ornamental wall was designed and made in the context of the Arts and Crafts tradition, relating to the Edwardian period houses surrounding it. Abstract motifs taken from the houses were embossed into the solid bricks.

BDA Brick Awards Trophy

Maria Gasparian Studio was commissioned by the UK Brick Development Association (BDA) to create a trophy for the annual BDA Brick Awards. Made out of extruded brick clay, the monolith trophy is designed to express durability and longevity, qualities associated with the material.

Aylesbury Estate Brick Design Project

Construction firm Hill and the Notting Hill Genesis housing association commissioned Maria Gasparian Studio to create brick artwork with local children to be integrated into the walls of their new homes under construction at the Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, Southwark.

Colour Ceramic City

Colour Ceramic City

The work explores the relationship between the materiality of objects, the space within materials and possible impacts on the space surrounding objects in architectural locations.

Furbelow

Folium

Sculptural Bench

Bench for Belmont school

The brief for the bench was developed involving pupils of the school who gave their “wish list” for the sculpture. Words such as “school, fun, sociable, welcoming” were noted. The requirements from the school were: long-lasting, maintenance free and robust.

Cabot Circus, Maria Gasparian

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus was conceived as a major urban regeneration project that included the creation of a public space, open air shopping centre, affordable housing and a multi-storey car park.