Monday, June 05, 2006

The Big Dig House


A house made entirely out of left-overs from the Big Dig.

There is nothing particularly new or rare in making dwellings out of industrial waste. Discarded (and stolen) shipping containers section off living spaces in slums from Bombay to Cape Town. Cinder-block and corrugated-metal shanties form the bulk of the favelas perched on Rio de Janeiro's precarious hillsides.

There is, however, something novel about constructing a house with discarded castoffs that need to be moved by crane. "It's kind of like Junkyard Wars meets Habitat for Humanity."

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