Material Qualities

Tiles for interior wall coverings, such as tiles are typically made from hard wearing and durable materials like Concrete, glass, ceramics, stone and metal. These such materials are used for this purpose because of their qualities as a surface.

I want to look at the qualities of these materials and find materials with apposing qualities in order to interrogate the idea of combining them to make one surface.


Concrete/ Jesmonite –

  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Versatile
  • Hard
  • Low maintenance
  • Thermal Mass (slow passage of heat
  • Fire/ flame Resistant

Paper –

  • Thin
  • Light
  • Malleable
  • Weak
  • Insubstantial
  • Disposable
  • Coarse
  • Delicate

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