Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pallet House

Is building with pallets the next big thing? Simon's lovely - and indeed awardwinning - shed at The Plot Thickens is a marvellous example of what can be done (pictured below). Above is the Pallet House by I-Beam as seen on Dezeen (where there are stacks more very good photos). It is designed as temporary shelter for refugees - quick assembly, no extra building materials needed, easily adaptable using local materials into more permanent housing - and was showcased recently in a New York warehouse.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Alex, thanks for the kind words. I particularly like the workshop from Ball State university, a veritable pallet-city. I pulled my pallets apart to use them and that has it's problems, the I-beam studies all demonstrate what can be done with the entire pallet and it is inspiring.

    Simon

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  2. Simon's shed is the perfect combination of a sheddies gumption and wossname, a credit to allotments to sheds and to the world in general... :)

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