28 Aug '11, 12am

Turning Wartime T-Walls into Iraqi Affordable Housing : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger @archforhumanity

New World Design's rendering of repurposed T-Wall housing. Jeffrey Olinger, an architectural designer and principal with NWD of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his partner Heather Boesch, who work on sustainable redevelopment of Iraq and other conflict zones, hatched a plan to re-purpose the precast concrete panels used for barricades to cordon off the Green Zone and other military outposts. Hundreds of thousands of T-walls--the ubiquitous symbol of war-torn Iraq --are scattered across the country as the bases close and will be crushed or dumped in desert graveyards. Instead of wasting materials, the T-walls are being reused to resolve the shortage of housing in post-war Iraq for more than two million displaced Iraqis without homes. By arranging the T-walls in L-shaped configurations, a forecourt to share with neighbors and a private interior courtyard for extended families...

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