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Crazy-Looking AME-LOT Student Housing is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Pallets

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 9, 2011 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

AME-LOT, Malka Architects, Student Housing, Paris, pallets, green materials, found materials, recycled materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, existing materials [1]

The pallets – a remarkably flexible building material that can be manipulated to create a variety of geometric shapes [2] – are connected via horizontal hinges and are built upwards to allow for privacy and large openings.

Given that the materials are all found, and nothing new is being used to develop the building, it is financially feasible to incorporate the requisite insulation to make up for what would be a thin skin. The designers claim that the real challenge in ecological architecture [3] is to “superimpose interventions on our built heritage…” This is a superb example of doing just that without creating any new waste.

+ Malka Architects [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-looking-ame-lot-student-housing-is-made-entirely-out-of-recycled-pallets/ame-lot-malka-architects-2/

[2] geometric shapes: http://inhabitat.com/edward-chew-creates-stunning-geometric-lamps-from-recycled-tetra-paks/

[3] ecological architecture: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-interview-green-architect-cradle-to-cradle-founder-william-mcdonough/

[4] + Malka Architects: http://www.stephanemalka.com/2011/03/ame-lot/

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/147738/ame-lot-malka-architecture/

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