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Architects create striking home out of recycled materials

The house in Mumbai uses old doors to create the façade
Photo by Sebastian Zachariah, Ira Fosalia, Photographix via Designboom

An enviromentally friendly home in India built from recycled materials. Photo by Sebastian Zachariah, Ira Fosalia, Photographix via Designboom

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.

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Photo by Sebastian Zachariah, Ira Fosalia, Photographix via Designboom

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

Photo by Sebastian Zachariah, Ira Fosalia, Photographix via Designboom

Photo by Sebastian Zachariah, Ira Fosalia, Photographix via Designboom

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