How to Make a Facade with Recycled Materials: 16 Notable Examples

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With the aim of supporting architects to become active agents of sustainable design, this week we present a selection of facades that incorporate different recycled materials. Beyond the typical uses of plastic and glass, in this article, you will find innovative materials such as mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs, and recycled waste from agricultural and industrial products. A look at 16 remarkable projects using recycled materials to create an attractive facade.

 

Naju Art Museum

 

Recycled semi-transparent plastic baskets

 

 

 

Ningbo Historic Museum

Recycled tiles

 

 

 

Capilla San Bernardo

Recycled bricks from a rural house

 

 

 

Bima Microlibrary

Recycled plastic ice cream containers

 

 

 

Backyard Cabin

Recycled agricultural and industrial waste products

 

 

 

PET pavilion

Recycled plastic bottles

 

 

 

Properly Breathing House

Recycled ceramic bricks

 

 

 

Vegan House

Recycled windows

 

 

 

China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum

Recycled tiles from local houses

 

 

 

Kamikatz Public House

Recycled windows from abandoned houses

 

 

 

Luxury Pavilion

Recycled bedsprings

 

 

 

Head in the Clouds Pavilion

Recycled plastic bottles

 

 

 

Carroll House

Recycled shipping containers

 

 

 

Collage House

Recycled windows and doors of demolished houses

 

 

 

The Beehive

Recycled terracotta roof tiles

 

 

 

Gallery of Furniture

Recycled plastic seats

 

 

 
(Source: www.archdaily.com)

 

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