Recycled tyres in your bathroom?

Recycled rubber sinkA basin made from recycled car tyres. It won an award from Architect Magazine.  “The rubber from the tires is melted down and cleansed of debris, and the tiny inherent metal fibers that give a tire its road resistance are then formed into a sheet. This sheet is stretched over a base frame–made of wood, metal, or any other material out of which bathroom furniture can be fashioned–and anchored down by the drain collar. This creates a shallow-sloped surface for water to be siphoned away, but not a clunky profile … ”

More information and a slide-show that includes a diagram of the construction on the Architect Magazine website.  Bouncy!