PAPERCRETE BRICKS






ORIGIN
This brick was designed to interlock, reducing the need for mortar. The paper used was entirely sourced from refuse. This design was selected to show in the Fall 2019 Furniture Design Trienniel at RISD.



PRODUCTION

- Brick shape designed on rhino, molds were cut out from plywood on a CNC
- Paper was pulped and then combined with concrete and sand
- Each brick was pressed by hand, one by one.



MATERIALS


Refuse paper, concrete, sand



DIMENSIONS


16.5”L X 24.5”D X 18”H












PROCESS



Preliminary drawing exploring interlocking forms




First brick made with a plywood mold




Final brick shape, before drying




Jigs used to hand-press each brick




Lasercut bricks used to make small models




Imagined structure