Rubble Floor / Dave Hakkens

Rubble Floor / Dave Hakkens it has been modified: 2012-02-04 di Benedict Flowers

Dave Hakkens He sent us his last concept, which is also a tutorial on how to reuse the materials resulting from the demolition of old buildings, or parts of them, to create a new floor.

The inspiration comes from the method terrazzo but, in this case, we will use the recycled materials in place of marble detritus, so we will have a perfect Rubble Floor.

"Usually, when a building / bathroom / shed etc. is demolished completely a new one takes its place. This is done without a trace of what was there before, perhaps a small picture on the wall, but that's all. I was interested in using the materials of the old building to the new one.
I was inspired by the terrazzo floors. Although these floors are made up of waste products in the mines of marble, are really decent and have a good quality to see and hear. I wanted to find out if we could use our waste products in their demolishing something.
I did several tests with different materials and made a selection of what materials are possible, I used crumbled bricks and tiles as a pigment. Between 20-30% of cement is added to bind all, for a solid floor that can last 100 years.
In the end I did 3 several examples of results that you might have, but basically every combination is possible ... "










Rubble Floor from Dave Hakkens on Vimeo.

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