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The pallets – a remarkably flexible building material that can be manipulated to create a variety of geometric shapes – 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 is to “superimpose interventions on our built heritage…” This is a superb example of doing just that without creating any new waste.

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Via Arch Daily