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.
"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 ... "