recycled architecture


San Francisco Treehouse. A treehouse build 7.6 meters up in an 125-year-old coast live oak. Recycled, reclaimed and vintage materials have been used in the making. The whole construction has been put up in the tree without using any bolts or nails; therefore, not damaging the tree. The treehouse is truly magical because of its rustic interior and small details reminding of childhood. Located in Burlingame, San Francisco Bay, CA.    


The New South Wales Northern Rivers region in Australia is home to a multitude of wonderfully designed owner-built homes, made and lived in by people who have chosen to live ‘outside the square’. Pics by Tim Hixson  


Linda Aldredge’s Treehouse. Linda is a graphic designer and the owner of an organic beauty products company. The treehouse was built in the summer of 2006 for approximately $12,000, the interior elements are mostly recycled. It runs on solar energy and has nice mosaic windows looking over a beautiful forest and a pond. Located in Catskill State Park, New York.


The Wee House. Beautiful and cozy treehouse build by a carpenter Dave Herrle for his wife. It was built in six weeks mostly from salvaged materials; therefore it costed only $4000. The rustic interior and the highlight of it - colourful ceramic sink makes this treehouse one of a kind. Located in Westbrook, Connecticut. 


Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled plans for a recycling facility in Copenhagen, encased within a manmade hill that could double as a running track, picnic area or even a snowboarding slope. …

Conceived as “a public space rather than a piece of infrastructure”, the Sydhavns Recycling Center is designed as an artificial hill with recycling facilities in its centre and a grassy park over its top.

“As a society, our investment in waste management often ends up as utilitarian facilities of concrete boxes that constitute grey areas on our city maps,” explained BIG in a statement. “What if they could become attractive and lively urban spaces in the neighbourhoods they form part of?”

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