House Made of Shipping Pallets



Architects Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Pils Gregor designed "Slumtube" -- an affordable house built out of discarded shipping pallets and insulated with clay and straw. It's designed to be comfortable in the widely-varying temperatures of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Link via io9 | Photo: Inhabitat

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Good design/architecture is essential to human survival. Good design with a hideous name (the SLUMTUBE !!) should also involve someone who doesn't have their head somewhere else, so to speak.

Here's some copy to start off with:
'Sometimes, when humans have materials/time/money we make fancy things like basilicas, ziggurats, etc. Because we are a resourceful species, we have also been making a less elaborate version of these pallet homes for decades...'
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