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ScrapHouse / Public Architecture

  • 00:00 - 21 March, 2011
ScrapHouse / Public Architecture
ScrapHouse / Public Architecture, © César Rubio
© César Rubio

© César Rubio © César Rubio © César Rubio © César Rubio + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Architect

    Public Architecture
  • Interior Architect

    Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
  • Project Team

    John Peterson (Peterson Architects), Zach Heineman (Public Architecture), Sean Ahlquist (Proces2) Tony Dominski (West Edge Metals), Andrew Dunbar (Interstice Architects), Jordan Geiger (Ga Ga), Mark Jensen and Chris Kalos (Jensen Architects), Jane Martin (Shift Design), Regan Martin
  • Structural And Civil Engineer

    Patrick Buscovich & Associates
  • Lighting

    AP Lighting and Melinda Morrison Lighting
  • Landscape Architect

    CMG Landscape Architects
  • Contractor

    Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
  • Graphic Design

    Mende Design and Design at Noon
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Public Architecture and other local design firms for World Environment Day 2005, this green demonstration home is built entirely of salvaged materials. Erected on the Civic Center Plaza adjacent to San Francisco City Hall, ScrapHouse showcases the creative use of previously discarded materials.

© César Rubio
© César Rubio

Some materials were re-invented for their intended purpose, such as a chandelier using several discarded lamps. Other solutions present scrap in innovative ways. One wall, composed of 500 old phonebooks stacked vertically, provides both insulation and surface texture. Rethinking a standard single-family home, the ScrapHouse facilitates design discussion and community awareness about the possibilities to “reclaim, recycle and re-use.”

© César Rubio
© César Rubio

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Cite: "ScrapHouse / Public Architecture" 21 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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