Gallery: Leftover T-Wall Barricades Could Provide Modular Housing For I...

 
T-walls are the much bigger brother to traditional concrete road barriers (Jersey barriers) and have been a common architectural element in Iraq's security landscape. Now that troops are drawing out, hundreds of thousands of these T-walls will be abandoned, crushed or maybe stored for future needs in barricade graveyards. New World Design, a consortium of design professionals who all hold graduate degrees from Harvard University, proposes another use for these indomitable barricades - low-cost, modular housing in Iraq. The T-Wall barricades are strong enough to serve as structural housing for low rise buildings and it could transform a visual symbol of the occupation into something useful for the people of Iraq.

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  1. lazyreader February 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Bullet proof, bomb proof, style proof. If the Iraqi’s don’t want them on the streets why would they surround themselves in house made of them.

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