Bio Tiles

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020
Los Angeles, CA .
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CARBON SEQUESTERING CERAMIC AND BIOPOLYMER TILES
DESIGNED TO ACT AS NATURAL AIR FILTERS


Bio Tiles are a ceramic and plant-based cladding system designed to aggregate in unused wall or ceiling space and act as natural air filters.

Composed of  biopolymer aggregate and ceramic cores which have been laminated in multi-toned biopolymer gels, Bio Tiles are molded in multiple tile types with various depths and color combinations. This customization allows these tiles to achieve a graphic, textural quality which make them suitable for home decor. Their hard biopolymer aggregate cores make the tiles robust and capable of being deployed on a larger scale, replacing traditional architectural materials with natural, carbon-capturing materials.

Bio Tiles are naturally biodegradable, compostable, and modular, easily swapped out with new tiles when they become carbon saturated. Once discarded, old tiles return stored carbon to the soil, mimicking the natural carbon cycle which removes excess CO2 from the air and aids in plant growth and agricultural development.


︎︎︎ This project is part of BIOCRAFT, see project here.

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