final piece of floor bricks and rooftile
final piece of floor mix and rooftile
final piece of floor red bricks
from brick to pigment
materials you can use
making tests

Usually when a building/bathroom/shed etc. is being demolished a completely new one takes over his place. This is done without leaving any trace of what has been there before, perhaps a little picture on the wall but that’s it. I was interested in using the materials from the old building in the new one. I was inspired by the terrazzo floors. Although these floors are made from waste produced in the marble mines, they are really decent and have a good quality which you can see and feel. I wanted to find out if we could use our own waste produced when demolishing something. I did several test with different materials and made a selection of which materials are possible, I used crushed bricks and roof tiles as a pigment. Between 20-30% of new cement is added to bind everything to one solid floor which can last 100th of years.
In the end I made 3 different examples of what it could look like, but basically any combination is possible..