Officina Roma: A Villa Entirely Built Out Of Trash
I originally read this story back in April in one of my favorite news sites for all things green and eco: treehugger.com
The visuals were what first caught my eye and I wondered about the barrels in the ceiling in the photo. Great colors! Turns out that this very cool looking building is made entirely from scrap, and was part of recent RE-cycle exhibition in Rome, Italy. Officina Roma is an experimental building concept put together by 24 high school students and was meant to show that with a little imagination and creativity a building can be designed and built using trash like recycled oil drums, old bottles, old windows, used car doors, and used dry wall. I love to read about creative sustainable ways we can re-purpose things and turn a negative such as trash into something positive like an affordable home to live in. No matter where we live there is the very present and growing problem of what to do with all our trash and deal with it in a way that it doesn't end up in our massive landfills or our precious oceans. Re-cycling, re-purposing and re-using whatever we can, sounds really good to me.