According to Ingjaldsdóttir, reusing old materials in new ways is a mission Minarc embraces. That's why the firm adapts recycled rubber for applications such as the cabinets and island above. Its preferred provider, Rubber-Cal, offers a variety of rubber sheet and tile products that are processed from recycled car tires and suitable, the company says, for applications requiring durability and abrasion resistance. Rubber-Cal, 800.370.9152;


tryggvi thorsteinsson, assoc. aia, and erla dögg ingjaldsdóttir, assoc. aia
santa monica, calif.