Re-cell / Stanislaw Mlynski

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Polish architecture student, Stanislaw Mlynski, recently participated in the 2010 Student Wall Competition hosted by the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) School of Architecture. Mr. Mlynski placed third in the international competition for his ecological wall comprised of structural organic waste containers. Further images of the entry in addition to a description from the architect can be seen after the break.

The subject of my interest was every -existing or built in the future- useless, dirty, not-adapted city wall. As in nature every organism consist of huge amount of repetitious cells, which ensure reliability, I decided also to make up a universal modular system, which will allow to transform industrial building, grey skyscrapers, office blocks or even typical fences in green ecosystems. Such system would also provide with possibility to create buildings. On every step of the project I was seeking inspirations in nature, because to my mind it is the master of OPTIMIZATION and usage of resources from surrounding (to which it is trying to adjust).

Courtesy Stanislaw Mlynski

Organic waste are nearly 40% of our dust bins and composting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of recycling. I propose system of gathering waste such us grass cuttings, tea bags, ripped cardboard, paper, fruit cuttings and much more, based on delivering new and collecting full containers – cells, which after changing sewage to soil are going to be ecological structure.

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Shape of every cell is the result of combining 2 functions: container for waste and the construction element of the building. Such wall can be a ground for plants which will reduce the amount of CO2 as well as have positive influence on micro climate. Thanks the tectonic of walls we can collect water and what is more birds would find the shelter there. Solar system is the combination of users’(sun light) needs and system of getting solar energy.


I had an idea to let everyone get involved in very simple but relevant way in creating our eco-cities.

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Cite: Hank Jarz. "Re-cell / Stanislaw Mlynski" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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