Demolition waste is often used as a foundation for roads, but Tom van Soest has thought of a better second life for old construction material. His blender grinds glass, bricks, concrete and even entire sinks into powder. By baking the powders in a specific mix at a high temperature, new stone-like materials are created with which you can build again: Blended Materials. Van Soest conducted many experiments to find the right mixture, shape and heating process. His series of ‘trial bakes’ show an enormous variety in colour and texture.
Tom van Soest
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