Gallery: Apartment No. 1 is Built Completely Out of Recycled Stone in M...

 
The stone cutting industry in Mahallat, Iran is a big business - in fact, it accounts for almost half the city's economy. Unfortunately, the cutting process produces a lot of wasted stone that can't be used. Tehran-based Architecture by Collective Terrain wanted to do make use of this "unusable" stone, so they built an apartment building out of the remains. Apartment No. 1 in downtown Mahallat is a contemporary stone building with eight 3-bedroom apartments set atop a street-level retail space. Not only is the project stunning, but it also shows the city that their scrap stone is really not waste at all.

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