24 Nov '14, 5pm

Micro Urban Shelter Made of Salvaged Materials And Intended For All to Use

Micro Urban Shelter Made of Salvaged Materials And Intended For All to Use

Most cities have an abundance of alleys and other abandoned areas, which could, in most cases be transformed into something more useful, such as a garden, or tiny apartments. French architect Stéphane Malka has made this theory into reality by building Bow House in Heerlen, Netherlands, which is a tiny urban home designed for anyone to use. Bow House is a house, which is attached to an uninterrupted brick wall of an old building. The architect used a simple and flexible scaffolding system as the building skeleton, while the rest of the house is made primarily out of recycled windows and doors. The entire home is well ventilated and lets in plenty of light, while also offering great shelter. The idea behind Bow House is to show just how easily disused urban space could be transformed to create additional dwellings. It also brings forth the idea of offering free housing in p...

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