# 2017

Rescued Homes Project


Prefab homes from discarded building materials

The Rescued Homes Project is a strategy for a new recycling stream that funnels discarded building materials away from landfill in order to fuel new housing construction. Under this scheme, transfer stations and municipal dumps are used to rescue reusable materials, which are then transferred to a separate site to be categorised and used for the construction of prefabricated housing. These homes would be created with the knowledge of the materials that are in stock; as a result, each unit would end up being unique. Rescued Homes Project is a direct response to one of the fundamental contradictions of our time: cities around the world lack affordable housing while construction companies throw away perfectly good building materials on a daily basis.

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