Rooting is a modular tiling system for outdoor flooring. Its striking design is based on algorithms generating patterns found in nature.
Rooting is an extensive family of concrete tiles, with half the volume filled with soil, allowing plants, grasses and mosses to grow. Rooting’s reverse side is a bit like a good Swiss cheese – it is filled with holes. This permeable design allows water to drain and at the same time vegetation to take root. There are three different types of tiles: core, transitional and peripheral; they can be arranged seamlessly, while every module can be rotated through 90 degrees to blend in with its neighbours. This provides flexibility to cover variable areas with a non-repeating pattern, creating stunning and unique spaces, terraces and pathways.
Rooting was developed by AATB in collaboration with Atelier Luma / Luma Arles in 2018–2020.
Photos ©AATB and ©Fanny Guiol