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Colourful condo in Amsterdam

This colourful condo in Amsterdam truly shows what waste can do. Summer must have been something Cecilia & Martijn, the owners of the colourful condo we collaborated on, had on their mind when they approached the architects of Urban Echoes for the design of their house.

Both the architect as well as the client believed strongly in the use of sustainable materials. Together with our R&D department they selected a unique pattern of ten different 'tastes' of WasteBasedBricks®.

Some of the colours were still in research in the laboratory but the client and architect motivated us to develop the products further for to create this colourful and flamboyant facade. Vink Bouw then took over and did the construction of the facade of which the result can be seen below.

They facade is a mixture of the Wasabi Raw & Sliced, Nougat Raw & Sliced, Truffle Raw & Sliced, Caramel Raw & Sliced, and Mushroom Raw & Sliced. 

Photo by  Stijn Poelstra
Photo by  Stijn Poelstra

The interior of the colourful condo designed by Urban Echoes


The making off by Vink Bouw

Circular wall of bricks
Detail of circular bricks
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Bricks made from waste in a wall
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Client: Cecilia & Martijn, private house owners
Architect: Urban Echoes
Construction company: Vink Bouw
WasteBasedBrick of choice: Wasabi, Truffle, Nougat, Mushroom and Caramel
Upcycled waste: 1480 kg