Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{eco} style: Popham Tile

Two eco style posts in a row!  I couldn't help it.  I actually came across Popham Tile via a home feature that I was going to post but got pushed back to tomorrow because I couldn't not post about these!  Popham was created by two designers, formerly from L.A and N.Y who moved to Marrakech and now create and design stunning concrete tile.  Made in the traditional encaustic style but using concrete, a renewable resource.   mmmmm... so good.  Stay tuned for the home feature that inspired all this tomorrow!

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  1. Er, since when is concrete a renewable resource? Or green? Sorry, I come from the building industry where CO2 emissions from a concrete foundation can impact the building's LEED accreditation. The cement/concrete industry is one of the largest global warming emitters world-wide. Period.

  2. I do agree with you... somewhat. Concrete can be manufactured using recycled materials, and is recyclable - thus closing the manufacturing loop. The element of concrete that is most harmful is the portland cement content. Most concrete companies are working to reduce their portland content. Also, depending on the job and the building project, concrete has excellent thermal mass allowing it to trap residual heat from infloor heating systems or passive solar, resulting in lower energy usage. In it's traditional form perhaps it's not that green, but it is proving to be a flexible and even innovative material.



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