Friday, June 03, 2005



In honor of World Environment Day, artists, architects, contractors, city officials, and engineers have worked together to build this beautiful ScrapHouse made entirely out of salvaged materials. The House opened to the public in San Francisco on June 2 and will be open only through June 5. I can't get over how fantastic this house looks. It's a 700 square foot 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, and deck home suitable for a family. The building meets all local codes. Some materials were reused for their original purpose and others repourposed. Here is part of the press release with info on some of the materials:

"Still, what is most intriguing about ScrapHouse is the creative use of previously discarded materials —most of which were destined for the landfill. On one wall, 500 old phonebooks, stacked vertically, provide both insulation and texture. Another room's floor is tiled with leather scraps, leftover from upholstery jobs. For landscaping, day-old flowers from local outlets surround the house in hundreds of tiny vases cut from garden hoses, which protrude from the green grass lawn."

There are tons of pictures at the site. Here are a few that I like.

Via Inhabitat

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