“Can we use your products for flooring as well?” That was the question of Amsterdam-based studio for interior architecture, Studio Rian Knop, when they first approached us.
The studio, known for their distinct interiors, was in the process of designing a new office space for a leading tech company based in Amsterdam.
We did have some experience using WasteBasedBricks® as flooring, but not on this scale, and not for a client that is quickly becoming an impactful worldwide player in their field.
But we love a good challenge!
After running additional tests to make sure the product would perform well in the new office, we sent our BlackPepper bricks to the ‘floor man’ who cut them into thin slices of 210 x 50 x 15 mm.
Having outgrown their building in the center of Amsterdam to a spacious former warehouse on the outskirts of the city, the new head office of the tech company has been designed to meet the needs of over 100 employees: there is large café and a lot of flexibility to work and gather formally and informally in teams of 2 to 10 people.
To create more floor space, a loft with beautiful atrium was installed. As a result, light and air from the characteristic shed roofs reach the ground floor, bringing out the best of our bricks!
The industrial character of the office space is also strengthened by keeping all installations in view.
Approximately 3.750 kilo of waste was upcycled in this project.