Not just any old rubbish – SalvoNews.com

I love Salvo News!

London West, UK – Eat your heart out Albert Steptoe: architects and clients alike are seeking discarded materials for their buildings, driven by environmental concerns, the recession and the look of it. But it’s more than cosmetic: if you want to use recycled stuff in your project you’ll have to start thinking differently about design.

When Martin Pawley wrote Garbage Housing in 1975 he thought of using all sorts of consumer waste, from car tyres and body parts,┬áthe Heineken World Bottle which stacked as a brick and newsprint cores. But there’s an easier way: use waste from the construction industry.

 

via Not just any old rubbish – SalvoNews.com.