final diagramGiven the specific edge conditions and water channeling requirements, our main objectives for this exercise were to respect these conditions while creating a decentralized tile pattern that would break the tile boundaries to create a carpet effect. The twisting transforms lines into curves, these would continue across adjacent tiles to ensure the “carpet effect”. The edges are lofted towards the center having a gentle slope channeling water towards the tile’s extremities and out along the joints. tile render

 The result is an elegant tile having a hypnotic visual effect once multiplied.

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Making it happen was another critical part of the process. Special care was given to coat the mold and treat the concrete. 

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