100% made from recycled glass bottles

A very durable translucent material is created from recycled glass. The color of the material depends on the color of the raw material used in production.

© Bernd Seeland, Faculty of Architecture, KIT Karlsruhe

The glass is first broken into shards in a controlled manner and then undergoes an elaborate sintering process using only temperature and time. Subsequently, the sintered plates are slowly cooled in controlled conditions. In a final processing step, the raw plates are calibrated, on request polished, and cut to final dimensions.

The Material is suitable for all kinds of objects in the interior or as facade cladding.

Magna Glaskeramik was used for the Mehr.WERT.Pavillon (Value.ADDED.Pavilion) as facade material. The Pavilion was shown at the german Bundesgartenschau (Federal Horticultural Show) 2019 in Heilbronn. You can find more information about this project here: nb.ieb.kit.edu and on youtube.

In the experimental residential unit UMAR in the NEST building in Dübendorf, Switzerland, the walls of the bathroom were covered with the recycling glass material: nest-umar.net

Find out more about MAGNA Glaskeramik!

© Bernd Seeland, Faculty of Architecture, KIT Karlsruhe

Photo gallery by Zooey Braun