Man and Wellbeing
Demolished buildings turn into scrap, which more often than not turns into the foundation for highways and roads. Tom van Soest was looking for a way to give it a more interesting second life, and developed a powerful blender that pulverizes glass, concrete, bricks and even complete ceramic washbasins into powder. Through mixing and baking these powders in different compositions he has created new materials that can be used for building: Blended Materials. Van Soest experimented extensively to get the right combinations and shapes. The series of ‘trial baked goods’ showcase the enormous variety in colours, textures and possibilities.