The clients for this project wanted to prioritise reused materials throughout. The existing property, though extremely decapitated was essentially solid enough, so we decided to focus our attention in extending the property using recycled materials where possible.
The main opportunity was for the new structure of the rear two story extension. This is made entirely out of recycled scaffolding boards, which extend from party wall to party wall, and create a rhythm of structure through the sitting and kitchen areas.
Fixtures and fittings were procured from other sites including the kitchen counter which came from a School Science lab.
Livingetc - 5 sustainable architecture projects that show what the future of eco-homes looks like (March 2022)
Grand Designs Magazine - "Upcycled scaffolding planks extension - Architect Giles Bruce created this sustainable two-storey build using reclaimed materials" - (May 2022)
2022, Dezeen Awards - Scaffolding board house , Sustainability categories, LONGLISTED
Architect : A-Zero Architects
Giles Bruce, Shoichi Sado, Mizue Katayama
Structural Design: Fordham Consulting
Contractor : TBS Tutka Ltd
Approved Inspector : PWC
Joinery : Leith Furniture
Photography : Agnese Sanvito
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