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AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 7, 2012 @ 1:40 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Shipping Pallet Facade, Stephane Malka, shipping pallets, reskinning, paris, student housing, parasitic architecture

AME-LOT is a proposal by French architect Stephane Malka [1] to re-skin a student residence in Paris with shipping pallets. The modular facade is composed of hundreds of pallets strung together with hinges, which allows them to bend and articulate. This transforming facade allows the users to adjust the facade for light, ventilation or shade. Modern by design, the building’s skin is also organic through its use of materials.

Malka believes that ecology and sustainability is not about producing new materials, but in repurposing old ones. As he describes on his website [2], “The reappropriation of materials recycles the existing without additional processing, which would cost energy in terms of production and create byproduct pollution. The real environmental approach consists not in destruction, but in superimposing interventions upon our built heritage. It consists of a new land strategy, unreferenced on a parcel, constructed in a de facto “ecology” of means.”

+ Stephane Malka [3]

Via Architizer [4]

Images ©Stephane Malka

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[1] Stephane Malka: http://www.stephanemalka.com/en

[2] website: http://www.stephanemalka.com/en/2011/03/ame-lot/

[3] + Stephane Malka: http://www.stephanemalka.com/

[4] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/39967/wood-pallet-paris/

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