A Well Designed Home Doesn’t Have to Cost A Lot

3 More Examples by the Beloved Rural Studio…

 

Last week, we told you about Rural Studio and showed you 3 examples of how they combine creativity with design to prove that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to build custom and unique homes in rural areas of the country.  Oh, and did we mention, these are just Architecture students in college that are doing this in order to practice their design skills and gain practical knowledge?  Well, here are three MORE examples of their work: homes they designed and built on the cheap, yet that are still as lovely as can be!  Take a look and see for yourself….

 

Lucy Carpet House

Sponsored by Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of carpet tiles, the challenge was to use worn carpet tiles in the construction of a house for the Harris family. The house walls contain 72,000 individual stacked tiles held in compression by a heavy wooden ring-beam.

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Corrugated Cardboard Pod

The intent of this project was to experiment with bales of waste wax-impregnated corrugated clippings in construction applications. Typically thousands of tons of this material are consigned to landfills each week: simply because the wax content prevents recycling. The material investigations mainly occurred through full-scale construction. A prototype house was built to test construction ideas and the possible uses of these 750-1250 lbs bales into which they were formed. The pod still stands today in Newbern: the walls of corrugated card are in good shape and have been well protected by the big roof: ironically the only infestation is a wood worm problem in the heavy timber frames. 

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Lewis House

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