Robotic 3D printed Bio-ceramic bricks made from eggshell
The ceramic world is related to the connection between materiality and nature, but is it really like that? Globally, ceramics as an industry or hobby is a game changer when it comes to environmentalism. “Pottery with all its inherent manufacturing needs, materials, firing fuels and workspace is certainly not a clean/green environment.”- Robert Harrison, Sustainable Ceramics.
Mexico is the main consumer of fresh eggs worldwide; the per capita consumption of the Mexican is 28.0 Kg per year, Mexico is considered the fourth largest producer of eggs worldwide and is responsible for 1/27 eggs produced in the world (Sader).
EggBricks is a project that seeks to take advantage of our waste to turn it into a buildable material and open up a new possibility to create our living in an environmentally responsible way. In this project we create a Bioceramic made from eggshell and combine it with sustainable materials to create a new materiality. Our process is based on robotic 3D printing that allows us to shape our blocks and open up new construction opportunities in our architectural spaces.