The fabulous FORZglaze from Studio Mixtura is taking centre stage in a new pair of apartment buildings in Walstroweg in Haren. Designed by Dutch studio De Unie Architecten, these twin blocks are faced with large windows, beige bricks, and staggered balconies with a central cycling path separating the buildings.
On the mirrored facades overlooking the cycle path, thousands of vibrant, verdant tiles make a statement. Their unique glaze works to tie in the elements surrounding the building, from the lush green gardens to the two-toned cycle path, whilst the contrasting sandy bricks mirror the appearance of the neighbourhood.
Incorporating residues from waste incineration, FORZglaze is the result of an innovative circular production technique that sees the glaze recipe use up to 60% waste materials. Different colours are the achieved with tweaks and adaptations to the recipe.
De Unie Architecten
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2023.