Brigitte Kock and Irene Roca Moracia are the researchers behind bio-concrete tiles. Their collaboration uses Japanese knotweed and shells from American signal crayfish—both of which are invasive species—to form eco-friendly and beautifully designed tiles.
The material is highly malleable and can take on a variety of desired shapes, textures, and colors. Knotweed and American signal crayfish are among the most invasive, ecologically, and economically damaging in the UK. Kock and Moracia's bio-concrete tiles add value to the biological material and act as an incentive to restore local biodiversity.
Typically, concrete is a major carbon emission culprit. This innovative concrete alternative, commissioned by LVMH Group, sets out to create a substitute for ecologically harmful building materials, like concrete. LVMH Group counts Dior and Louis Vuitton among its brands and anticipates using bio-concrete tiles for luxury store interiors.
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