(TruthSeekerDaily) If you were to walk by this house you may think it was in disrepair or just in general needing of a good clean. But upon closer look you would be incredibly stunned to find out how amazing it truly is.
This unique home located on the University of Brighton’s campus may have a lot of garbage, but it’s all put to good use. The humble home, from top to bottom, is made up entirely of garbage. Due to it’s make-shift materials, this residence has been dubbed the “Waste House”, despite the fact that it actually does not waste a thing. It was designed by studio BBM’s director, Duncan Baker-Brown, along with undergraduate students interested in an environmentally ingenuitive approach to design.
One thing is for sure, this house will make you think twice about what you do with your trash….it quite literally could be another man’s treasure (or at least his home).
The walls are covered in used carpet tiles and are insulated with junk.
It certainly doesn’t look like junk from afar.
The Waste House is the UK’s first permanent building constructed with garbage.
This home shows that “junk” can be used for so much more.
Traditionally, these materials are undervalued.
“It’s about proving that you can build something with other people’s stuff, and you can make a permanent building out of Rubbish.” Baker-Brown told Dezeen.
Getting this building plan approved was a challenge.
But well worth it
“Foundations made from ground-granulated blast-furnace slag support, a framework comprising salvaged plywood beams, columns and timber, joists rescued from a nearby demolished house.”
The walls of the house are filled with 20,000 toothbrushes, 4,000 DVD cases, 2,00 floppy discs, and 2 tons of denim cut offs.
You can see the insulation through these “windows”
It’s amazing what they put inside of this house.
Over the next few years, the house’s energy efficiency will be tested.
This could be the future…and it could save the environment.
h/t: [ Dezeen ]
The Waste House should change what people think about sustainability and new construction. Building housing could be an opportunity to re-use some of the waste we generate, instead of being a drain on our environment (without sacrificing safety or even design). The resources used to build the house are severely undervalued, but this project might change everything.