Many producers of building products have standardised their processes in such a way that they produce their product in the, for them, most efficient way. The remaining materials are recycled again. For example, wrongly cut glass, chipped panes or panes of glass that do not fit the standard size go into the glass container and are processed again into glass, faulty produced bricks are crushed and used in another brick or used as road fill.
Can these residual flows not be applied directly? Is there a way to intercept these flows and change the production lines of the producers? Are we able to come up with new products and create new value for these mostly high-quality materials?
With the Floating Bricks we combine two residual flows. On the one hand rejects from an indoor wall system producer that don’t fit their module size and on the other hand rejected brick strips from a brick producer.