Rural Studio/Samuel Mockbee

August 28, 2006 at 6:35 pm 1 comment

An amazing array of projects utilizing local and recycled material to create inexpensive and creative houses, community centers, and even churches in rural Alabama. Very innovative approaches to construction methods, design, and techniques…

Yancey Tire Chapel, Alabama. To form the chapel’s walls, the students filled 1,000 donated old tires with soil, fortified them with reinforcing bars, wrapped them with wire mesh, and coated them with stucco.

Yancey Tire Chapel

Rural Studio student housing, sidewalls constructed of recycled cardboard



Entry filed under: adaptation, architecture, construction technique, materials.

SCRAP: Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts, San Francisco “The Cast-Off Recast: Recycling and the Creative Transformation of Mass-Produced Objects”

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. rachael  |  January 22, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    i love ikea!


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