Gallery: Leger Wanaselja’s McGee House is Made From Over 100 Salvaged C...

 

Recent data suggests that we send more than 14 million cars to the scrap yard each year, so it’s refreshing to see some of those abandoned automobiles put to good use in sustainable, eco-friendly style. Leger Wanaselja Architecture’s fabulously ambitious McGee House does just that. The curvaceous upper walls of the 2 bedroom home are fashioned from over 100 salvaged car roofs, while the roofs of the home are constructed from sawn apart gray-colored cars. The bright and airy awning you see? It’s made entirely from the side windows of Dodge Caravans, once “America’s best-selling minivan,” now prevalent in scrap heaps.

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  1. kirstendirksen February 9, 2012 at 6:42 am

    They are such an innovate, and real, architecture team. We visited their home last summer where Carl talked about sourcing all those car roofs. Here is the video for a full tour of the house (Dr. Who’s TARDIS reference included– they play a lot with perspective): http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/upscale-bay-area-home-made-from-salvaged-car-roofs-windows/

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