The problem of pollution and waste materials is increasing day by day. If one wants to save the future, then one has to start working on the concept of recycling and reuse. This is one of the best ways of saving valuable resources and also of protecting the environment from further deterioration. The concept of recycling is being used on a large scale in case of building houses as well and it is one of the most effective use of recycling and using waste materials.
- Infiniski Manifesto House
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This lovely house has been built in Curacavi in Chile. It involves the use of recycled material. The architects are James and Mau architecture. It makes use of systems that will not pollute the environment and use of renewable energy. The house has two levels and makes use of 3 recycled maritime containers. It has natural ventilation. It makes use of almost 85% recycled material like recycled cellulose,recycled aluminum,recycled iron etc. It makes use of bioclimatic design.
- Glass House
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This lovely glass house of Nick Olson and LilahHorwitz has a glass wall. The main feature of the glass wall is that it has been made from recycled materials and repurposed windows. The material was collected from garages and antique shops. The main feature of this glass house is that it gets abundant natural light and if that was not enough they got what they wanted the most and that is the lovely view of the West Virginia Sunset.
- L.A. Artist Built a House with Salvaged Materials
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This unique house on wheels is made from pieces of steel. The windows have been made from washing machine doors. The house belongs to LA artist Moody who is rightly known as Moody the nomad. The lovely house has been made from salvaged materials like wood chips. The house has all the basic amenities like a fold up cot and a tiny sink and many other things. This lovely home of legally blind Moody is nothing less than a masterstroke.
- Waternest 100
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This is a floating house which is eco-friendly. It has been created by architect Giancarlo Zema. It is a 100 sqmt unit which has a diameter of 12 metres and a height of 4 metres. It has been made from recycled glued laminated timber and recycled aluminium hull. It has amorphous photovoltaic panels which generate 4 kWp power.There is a living room,bedroom,dining room,kitchen,bathroom and much more. 98% of this house is recyclable. It has low consumption of power and all the contemporary amenities are available here.This wonderful housing unit is located in London UK.
- Reclaimed Modern home hits near net zero
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This lovely home which is located in Columbia in the US is made from a reclaimed material like wood, concrete and metal. It covers an area of 3140 sq ft. It has 4 bedrooms,garage and rooftop deck. It has a solar array on the roof whose main aim is zero level of energy consumption.This house has very good energy efficiency. The house has an Enviro-Dri coating on the outside. This is mainly to protect the house from moisture. The house has been insulated by triple glazing.It should be noted that test for air tightness has also been carried out on this house.
These houses are truly marvellous innovations which have made the best use of recycled materials.It is important that more and more people adopt the concept of using repurposed material for the purpose of building homes which will help in creating a better future.