INHABITAT: What was your main inspiration for WASTED? What are the underlying messages you wanted to convey?

Alex White Mazzarella: Wasted is a way of defining what I’ve been doing through my artwork over the past three years.

Constructed with over 600,000lbs of recycled materials, this is the house that Boston’s Big Dig built — or more precisely, a house that engineer, Paul Pedini, built with the design expertise of John Hong from Single Speed Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At a final cost of $150 per square foot, most of the materials for the house were free, minus the expenses to ship the materials (formerly I-93 off-ramps from the heart of the transportation artery through Boston,unofficially known as the “Big Dig”) to Lexington, MA.

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  1. Drea November 6, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    So creative! You said $150 per sq feet, How many sq. ft was it in total?

  2. Inhabitat » Blog ... July 25, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    […] PK Well let’s look at Malcolm Wells‘ vision: Airports that were vegetated and beautiful causeways where we could see growth on highways winding through urban centers with parks over the top. Look at the Big Dig in Boston. The future is now. We’re seeing this new elevation because we are simply out of ground space in the urban environment. So let’s lift all of that vegetation and natural process above the streets and then where we can, incorporate nature and parks and natural systems on the ground plain. […]

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