Hanging tiles

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


Prototype 2 - reused bedding/ duvets used as insulation developed as part of the Interreg SB&WRC project by the the University of Brighton team was installed into the external walls of The Brighton Waste House. This insulation was protected from the weather by 'concrete' tiles developed as part of the same project.

The University of Brighton team working with local SME Local Works Studio developed external wall tiles for the Brighton Waste version of insulation Prototype 2 (reused bedding/ duvets). These tiles were manufactured from waste oyster shells procured from 'English's' Restaurant less than 0.5 mile from the Waste House(they throw away over 50,000 shells annually) and construction waste from the Preston Barracks development. Some of the tiles installed on the outside of the Waste House are made from 100% waste oyster shells, with some of them burnt at 900degs to create 'quick lime', with other oyster shells crushed to provide aggregates to add to the quick lime. Mixed together and placed in a silicone mould for a number of days the end result is beautiful concrete tiles produced in a similar way as traditional 'Roman' concrete.

In 2018 samples of these oyster shell 'concrete' tiles were exhibited in Adelaide South Australia in an exhibition associated with 'Unmaking Waste 2018' conference (Baker-Brown presented a paper and Key Note in person) organised by the University of South Australia in partnership with China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
EventUnmaking Waste 2018 - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201823 Sept 2018


  • Re-use
  • Waste
  • Circular economy
  • Circular cities
  • Product design
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Knowledge transfer partnership


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