Recycling, in todayâs modern world, not only means pumping extra life into discarded materials but also saving our precious environment from further deterioration. A slaughter house in Madrid has been showered with the magic of recycling by Arturo Franco Architects.
The building came to life in the 1920s, but its roof wore a sad look and needed instant repairing. When the faÃ§ade of its roof was being scratched, clay tiles in a very good condition were left behind. Normally, people will discard these but the architects were sensible enough to use them in a tasteful manner. They swapped waste into a useful form and gave the building a green life. These tiles have been used inside the building, which has given it an eye-appealing form. These recycled roof shingles now decorate the office of Warehouse 8B.
The most tedious part was the placement of these tiles in an attention-grabbing fashion. The designers had to take care of the weight and the fact that the tiles had to be used for interior spaces. They were placed one over the other, which gave birth to hollow spaces. A few areas were left without shingles so that natural light could pass through it. This will save energy and cut down on electricity bills. No doubt, even waste can be useful if exploited in an ingenious manner.