Urban Terrazzo – new materials gained out of demolition waste
Whenever an old building has to be demolished or its core removed, an enormous amount of demolition waste is produced.
What seems like a pile of rubble, which usually ends up on our local dump sites,
can actually be the beginning of a great new material story …
WHO ARE THEY?
‘They Feed off Buildings‘ is a design and architecture collective from Berlin (Germany), which specializes in material research and design installations. The studio works in a core team of inventors and a broad network of collaborators. In their projects they unite a team with an expertise in design, material research, architecture, film and photography. Their performative design installations explore a new perspective on architecture, design and its materiality.
The project ‘Urban Terrazzo‘, which travels through various cities to explore the utilization of available material from architectural demolition, illustrates one of those experiments. The products developed during those explorations show new possibilities for the contemporary application of sustainable building materials.
The Core Team
The TFOB collective works in a core-team of developers and founders.
Project-based TFOB works in a broad network of collaborators from the
creative industries, technology and industrial production, in order to tell unexpected
material stories of the future and create new circular models of production.
Read all about this amazing venture, winner of the , winner of the ,
and winner of the German Design Award 2019