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Kevin McCloud oversees three designers attempting to upcycle an entire Airbus A320 in Supersized Salvage | Unreality TV

Kevin McCloud

Kevin is hoping to provide a genuine solution to Britain’s waste crisis by challenging three designers to turn an Airbus A320 plane into hundreds of amazing new products.

The results are truly outstanding with every part of the plane being utilised to create everything from office pods and rickshaws to rocking chairs and jewellery.

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Ball State Class Challenges Students to Upcycle Old Airplanes | Earth911.com

One Ball State University student designed an airplane disassembly factory to make recycling easier. Photo: Designed by Joshua Stowers

One Ball State University student designed an airplane disassembly factory to make recycling easier. Photo: Designed by Joshua Stowers

“A colleague of mine, we were sitting around one time, and I was telling him that there should be better ways to do architecture with new materials,” Eggink says of how he came up with the idea. “Then I remembered going to Arizona and scanning their graveyards — their boneyards. We have all these materials there. Nothing was happening to them, nobody was collecting them and nobody was using them.”

Though recycling airplanes and old structures for architecture is not a new concept, Eggink believes his students have the imagination and creativity to elevate aero-architecture to the next level.

“This is the kind of project that is of their generation,” Eggink says. “These are issues that they’re going to be facing. In architecture, our students try to solve problems, and throwing this curveball at architecture students is fantastic. They don’t know the end result, and they really have to work on it.”

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