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The Redondo Beach House was constructed from former shipping containers by DeMaria Design Associates in the US.
and tables, and a sculptural wall-light
fitting in the front bar is made out of
up-cycled E27 double adapters in what was
a collaborative design with Volker Haug.
In another innovative take on reuse,
disused shipping containers are being
used around the world as affordable,
accessible and enviro-conscious ‘giant
“Shipping containers are icons of
the global age and they create powerful
imagery on the landscape,” says Peter
De Maria of De Maria Design Associates
in the United States. “The prefabricated
nature of the containers allows 70 per cent
of construction to occur off site, greatly
reducing construction waste. The resulting
home is also extremely strong, mould-free,
and fire- and termite-proof.
“From a durability standpoint,
they’re heavy gauge steel, far superior
to wood-frame construction. As up-cycled
building blocks, they require far less
energy to transform into a building than
any other material.”
It seems that with imagination there
are few things that can’t be reused in the
creation of a new and exciting design,
although perhaps we still have a way to go
before we take things as far as the Swedes.
In Stockholm, there’s now a hostel created
from a repurposed jumbo jet...
The Green Street House by Six Degrees Architects, sited on a Victorian terrace, makes use of an up-cycled glassfacade.
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