06 Jul '11, 6am

House built from discarded newspapers:

House built from discarded newspapers:

An average family in the UK buys a newspaper at least three times a week, that’s 156 in one year and about 12,480 in a lifetime. Paper production accounts for about 35% of felled trees; recycling one ton of newsprint thus saves the world’s forests one ton of wood. That’s the kind of spirit that inspired Elis Stenman in 1922 to build a fully viable, habitable house from discarded newspapers. At a time of historical unease and limited holidaying, Mr. Stenman thought well of putting his mechanical engineering to good use and surface from the Great Depression with a clever, sustainable solution; a paper summer house. Photo: Daderot Naturally, the floor and roof of the house were made from wood (how else would it stand?), but the walls were built entirely from regular paper: Instead of bricks, Stenman recycled old newspapers; instead of cement, he used glue; and instead of impe...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/architecture/news-88...

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