ciudad tiles by nel colectivo
 
ciudad tiles by nel colectivo ciudad tiles by nel colectivo
oct 20, 2010

ciudad tiles by nel colectivo

nel colectivo of mexico sent us these images that illustrate the making process of their ‘ciudad tiles’. the hydraulic tiles inspired by mexico city’s landscape were recently presented at valencia design week.

‘the manufacturing process for the tile involves the use of fine-ground marble dust and the application of coloring with a metal plate. the materials are set in a cement mold using a hydraulic press. there are several variations of the tile that have use different colors and volumes. when combined they create an abstracted city-like pattern. the tiles were made in collaboration with the job garcía moya workshop in mexico city, with the help of marcelo miranda, albino medina and juan jiménez.’

image © designboom

image © designboom

nel is a platform for experimentation created by a collective of mexican designers. the group, founded in 2004, functions as a channel for making and exhibiting design project that are conceptual and playful in nature. the current member of nel colectivo are ricardo casas, alejandro castro, emiliano godoy, héctor esrawe y cecilia león de la barra.

(unless credited otherwise) images courtesy of nel – text via a-seis

  • love it! saludos

    natalia says:
  • good idea. Application is also fine but could be a better.

    the Turk says:
  • Amazing. I love working with tiles myself. I see all those slums and I don’t know whether to be awed or saddened by the image.

    Monk1983 says:
  • Nice concept and nicely produced! Would love to see a building covered in these!

    Bella says:
  • why do you want to utilize urban vivienda chaos on your floor? way too saturated, causes visual pollution like the slums themselves.

    fuschiahundred says:

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