What does a waste-free building look like? Something like this, apparently. Dutch design firm Doepel Strikjers Architects has pulled out all the green stops to create this extraordinary office building in Rotterdam. The HAKA Building is a pre-war factory that the architects have converted into a "Living Lab" for clean tech companies and eco organizations.
The architectural vision was driven by a local-recycled philosophy. All materials were sourced locally, either second hand or from demolition sites. From the pulpit-style seating made from demolished post-war housing, to the colorful wall built from a 17,700 pound pile of old clothes, to the boardroom crafted entirely from recycled doors, the HAKA Building is an intelligent exercise in sustainable design.
Thanks, Fast Co.