Alouane Said

Department: Public Private


What: Inspired by the ruins of the city of Carthage, this collection of tiles can be used to compose façades.

Why: Carthage has been physically marked by numerous civilisations throughout history. They left behind abundant ruins, which now constitute an archaeological site protected by UNESCO. Ruins are usually heritage sites that are off limits and belong to the past, not the present. Indeed, the ruins of Carthage and the rest of the modern city are totally separate entities. Alouane Saïd wants to bridge this gap in the urban landscape.

How: By modelling relief and textures directly from actual ruins and shaping them into tiles. Alouane’s method is based on transferring photography and modern printing techniques into ceramics.

"The heritage and materiality embodied in ruins should be part of our daily lives"

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Iris Rijskamp