While others recycle containers, Argentine architecture firm A77 reuses old boxes of wood to shape prototypes of modular housing, light and ephemeral. A low-tech approach, sustainable and flirting with original art and design.

Members of the architecture studio A77, Argentineans Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi have long been interested in sustainable development. Today with their Plug and Live SystemIs in terms of recycling continue their research.

This project began in 2005, when they discover, thrown in the garbage, a lot of wooden crates used to transport auto parts. At that moment, Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi begin their reflection. From these funds, they design a series of modules to 11 dedicated functions for building homes ephemeral and experiment with other ways of living.

The work of Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi invites us to question our consumption habits and their ecological impact. But more than a simple recycling project, the architectural duo offer us a real reflection on the habitat, modest, ephemeral and transitory, suggesting new ways of living.

Find below some of the different prototypes made:

The work of Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi are visible until November 9 2008 in Sao Paulo as part of the exhibition "Moradias Transitorias".

For more information, visit Plug and Live System.

Source: treehugger

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