Five Homes Made from Recycled Materials


It’s not just shipping containers being converted into modern homes.

A rising global interest in sustainability has sparked numerous innovative homes utilising secondhand materials.

Here are five examples from around the world.

1. Silos

Melbourne residents are most likely familiar with MAP Architecture’s Islington Silos project.

As the title suggests, the apartment building located on Islington Street Collingwood has converted 19 silos into 47 residential dwellings.

By preserving original facade and the heritage listed James Hood & Co. Malt Store entrance, the project breathes new life into the site that has been part of Collingwood’s history since 1878.

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