3 Examples of How to Create Something from Nothing

Good for Both the Eyes and the Pocketbook

 

Rural Studio is an innovative architecture studio that belongs to Auburn University for designing and building homes and community centers on very limited budgets for the underprivileged.

 

It not only teaches architecture students the more experimental value of their studies since they get to execute their designs “in the field,” but also teaches them that good design doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  The program specifically targets design projects for poor rural families.

 

This amazing and inspiring studio was originally created by the late Sam Mockbee, and you’d be doing yourself an injustice if you didn’t watch the video on page 2.  It’s simply moving. Meanwhile, here are 3 examples of their work that you don’t want to miss either…

 

The Christine Papercrete House

The most striking feature of the Green family’s house is the stone-like blocks made of papercrete. Papercrete is a construction material composed of pulped paper, clay, and cement

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The Music Man House

The students worked closely with their client, Music Man, who is listed in the phone book as M.E. Cancer, he says it stands for Mr. Eyes Cancer, and who also identifies himself as Jimmy Lee Matthews. Encouraging his eclectic style, his house is a menagerie of donated and found materials.

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FOR A VIDEO AND MORE PHOTOS, CONTINUE TO PAGE 2

 

 

 


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