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Caradoc’s Hideout: A Fetching Hut Made From Recycled Materials in Wales
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 4, 2011 @ 10:52 am In Architecture,gallery | No Comments
Like us, you are probably instantly drawn to the pavilion’s beautiful roof. The neatly-laid tiles are made from recycled rubber  and are completely child safe, and the roof gets its curved shape from circular hoops made from locally-sourced ash battens and larch. Sustainably retrieved Bone Oak was used for the framing and the amazing stonework was done by a resident stonemason, who used Blue Pennant stone also picked up from the surrounding landscape.
Flooring is laid with rubber surfacing taken from Nike trainers/sneakers, further ensuring that even the smallest little child, including Jenny’s own, can feel free to play to their heart’s content in this endlessly sustainable structure. If you haven’t already checked out our coverage of the design weekend run in part by Crafted Space  earlier this year, you won’t regret doing so now. There’s plenty more goodness where Caradoc’s Hideout came from!
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URLs in this post:
 Crafted Space: http://craftedspace.co.uk/
 recycled or locally-sourced materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling
 into stone ruins: http://inhabitat.com/house-of-ruins-by-nrja-architects/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Caradocs-Hideout-Crafted-Space-2nd-Lead.jpg
 recycled rubber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumb_rubber
 design weekend run in part by Crafted Space: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-attends-an-inspiring-and-soggy-woodland-design-lab-camping-trip-in-wales/
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