Searching for new sustainable design developments and innovations is sometimes like looking for a needle in the haystack. In times of shrinking resources a lot of projects upcycling used materials and waste are rising. Besides recycling effects the aesthetic side of the final design product is crucial for architects to consider using new building products.

Bricks made of upcyceled waste

StoneCycling is one of the companies with an approach that really convinced us. Founded 2012 by two students from the Design Academy in Eindhoven they develop building materials made out of waste. Using waste materials that would normally have ended up in landfills to create high value bricks is a good example for circular processes. Besides saving resources their bricks have a pure and simple aesthetic with many different color shades depending on the architect’s individual needs.

The manufacturing