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Upcycle House: Lendager Architects Building $175,000 Home Entirely from Recycled Materials in Denmark

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 14, 2013 @ 5:55 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,Innovation,News,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Upcycle House, Lendager Architects, nyborg, denmark, recycled materials, upcycled materials, cargotecture [1]

The goal of the Upcycle House [2] is to build a home with a minimal carbon footprint by using materials with a low embodied energy. In choosing materials for the project, Lendager based its selections on four factors: reduction of CO2 between new materials and standard material; overall price; maximizing operation and minimizing maintenance; and accessibility of materials in sufficient amounts in a relatively close location.

The four bedroom, one bath home features a large, open floor plan living and kitchen area with two shipping containers [3] on either end. Recycled wood framing is used throughout the project along with Tecnopor [4] rigid insulation made from used glass bottles. The walls are insulated with old newspapers and clad in drywall made from recycled gypsum with an exterior cladding of Richlite [5], which is made from paper waste. The flooring is UPM profi deck [6], a composite of recycled plastic and wood granulate. Old windows, bricks, battens and laths are all upcycled into the new house, which is topped off with a roof made from trapezoidal profile sheets of recycled aluminum beer bottles.

Lendager Architects [7] will soon be finished with this Upcycle House and the Realdania Byg Foundation will move on to build 5 more in the area in collaboration with other architectural firms.

+ Lendager Architects [7]

Via WAN [8]

Images ©Lendager Architects

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Upcycle-House-Lendager-Architects-2.jpg

[2] Upcycle House: http://www.realdaniabyg.dk/projekter/minico2-husene

[3] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/tag/shipping-container/

[4] Tecnopor: http://www.tecnopor.net/

[5] Richlite: http://www.richlite.com/

[6] UPM profi deck: http://www.upmprofi.com/en/products/deck/Pages/default.aspx

[7] Lendager Architects: http://lendagerark.dk/

[8] WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=22531

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