Architects create striking home out of recycled materials

The house in Mumbai uses old doors to create the façade

New York /
Apr.April 24, 2016 12:19 PM

Here’s a house that took “reduce, reuse, recycle” very seriously. The architects of the concrete home in Mumbai, India, used old doors and windows to create a very eye-catching and environmentally freindly façade.

Designed by local firm S+PArchitects, the house was inspired by “the ad-hoc resourcefulness of shanty towns in the city,” according to Curbed.

The architects also used recycled textile blocks, flooring made from old teak rafters and purlins and a wall made of leftover metal pipes.

The exterior features a raised courtyard, a large rainwater harvesting tank and solar panels. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron


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