Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable!

At StoneCycling we focus on creating sustainable building materials without compromising on aesthetics. Glazed bricks made from waste have long been on our minds.

That’s why we decided to expand our collection of WasteBasedBricks® with a series of innovative and unique waste-based glazing.

Since we believe in the strength of collaboration with industry specialists, we teamed up with Studio Mixtura, one of the most exciting new experts in this field. The special top layer that we developed from recycled materials is a real eye-catcher for the façade or interior wall cladding.

Composition Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Glazing brick with waste materials

Colourful Collaboration

Studio Mixtura was founded in 2015 by Daria Biryukova due to a fascination with experimenting with waste and secondary raw materials. Daria is the expert in ceramic glazing techniques and is always searching for smart, sustainable and beautiful solutions for everyday life.

Her glazes have been exhibited at several design expos, including Dutch Design Week, the Tallinn Design Festival and Il Salone Del Mobile Milan.

Together with Studio Mixtura, we developed a new range of glazes from waste that can be applied as a facade and interior wall cladding.

Glazed Bricks by StoneCycling & Studio Mixtura: Let Bricks Shine With New Waste-Based Glazing!
Glazed Bricks by StoneCycling & Studio Mixtura: Let Bricks Shine With New Waste-Based Glazing!
StoneCycling X Studio Mixtura | WasteBasedGlazedBricks®
Glazed Bricks by StoneCycling & Studio Mixtura: Let Bricks Shine With New Waste-Based Glazing!
Glazed Bricks by StoneCycling & Studio Mixtura: Let Bricks Shine With New Waste-Based Glazing!
Daria Biryukova from Studio Mixtura learned how to glaze stone

See our collaboration process

Glazed Bricks at Dutch Design Week

During research and development, we also worked together with ABO Global. We used metallurgical by-products that usually have very limited reuse. Did you know that millions of tons of this material are released every year worldwide?!

To move from our current linear economy to a circular economy, we find it essential to show that waste is a fully-fledged raw material of the future, both technically and aesthetically. The WasteBasedGlazedBrick project does just this by finding extra value for these types of waste streams.

Quarrying is a destructive industry to the environment and has a direct impact on the landscape by leaving tons of waste material, which are not used. We aim to find aesthetically colourful applications for these types of waste streams, as well as by using waste from local ceramic manufacturers.

Contributing to a significant increase in the amount of waste we use in each brick, this aligns perfectly with our mission to work towards creating beautiful building materials made from 100% waste.

Project “WasteBasedGlazedBrick” is supported by Stimuleringsfonds, the Dutch culture fund for design, architecture and digital culture.

StoneCycling Mint WasteBasedGlazedBricks
Mint WasteBasedGlazedBricks®

Projects with WasteBasedGlazedBricks®

We have completed several projects in The Netherlands utilizing glazed bricks. Have a look at our project pages for more information:

Glazed Bricks from Waste at Creative Studio Space in Amsterdam || StoneCycling
Creative Studio Space in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Credit: Willem Groeneveld)
Beautiful green brick glaze - Credit: Willem Groeneveld
Sustainable Renovation at Museum in Venlo, The Netherlands || StoneCycling
Museum in Venlo, The Netherlands
Walls of Upcycled Bottles at Anne & Max Flagship Café in Haarlem, The Netherlands
Anne&Max in Haarlem, The Netherlands (Credit: Ape to Zebra)
Walls of Upcycled Bottles at Anne & Max Flagship Café in Haarlem, The Netherlands
Credit: Ape to Zebra

Meet the WasteBasedGlazedBricks

At the Dutch Design Week, we presented the results: six vibrant WasteBasedGlazedBricks. Many of you have stopped by to see our new surface designs up and close. The responses have been incredible and currently, we’re performing tests to check the viability of large-scale production.

Below are some inspirational images of our six new “flavours“ of aesthetic and colourful glazes: Cardamom, Cloves, Juniper Berry, Marjoram, Mint and Saffron. Which one is your favourite?

Cardamom

a stunning architectural glazing with hints of green, yellow and brown

Cardamom Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Cardamom Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling

Cloves

warm brown / red glazed bricks for a sophisticated look

Cloves Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Cloves Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling

Juniper Berry

these blue glazed bricks will look great in any design project!

Juniper Berry Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Juniper Berry Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling

Marjoram

a very unique, warm purple glazed brick

Marjoram Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Marjoram Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling

Mint

a stunning blend of green, blue, and silver

Good news: Mint is now an addition to our standard line of WasteBasedSlips®. You can find more information about this product here.

StoneCycling Mint WasteBasedGlazedBricks
High-end stone glaze: Meet Mint!
StoneCycling Mint WasteBasedGlazedBricks

Saffron

green glazed bricks for a surprising element in your design

Saffron Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling
Saffron Glazed Bricks Made From Waste: Beautiful and Sustainable! || StoneCycling

Let your walls shine with glazes made from waste

Follow us on Instagram [@_stonecycling] to stay updated on our sustainable glazed bricks. And make sure to check out Studio Mixtura [@studiomixtura] to see their amazing work. For more information, do get in touch.