Material Re- Appropriation

Inspired by an over- production of materials in the manufacturing world, designer Stephane Malka, of Malka Architecture has discovered another way to combat ecological woes, through the re- appropriation of materials and experimentation of ready- made objects.  This project re-imagines the surfacing of the blind wall of the student housing on rule AME-LOT, of Paris.

No building is destroyed, and no pollution generated.  The skin consist of a wooden pallet, held using horizontal hinges, the pallets contract towards the top, allowing privacy or large openings.  the modularity of the various palettes creates varied geometries, which are based on use and constantly regenerated.

The re- appropriation of material recycles the existing without additional processing, which cost energy in terms of production and create byproduct pollution.  The real environmental approach consist not in destruction, but in superimposing interventions upon our built heritage.  It consists of a new land strategy, unreferenced on a parcel, constructed in de facto "ecology" of means.