S+PS ARCHITECTS’ Residence Made From A Collage of Recycled Materials
When living in mumbai, india, it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city, and if looked at closely, there are many lessons to be learned from frugality, adaptability, multi-tasking, resourcefulness, and ingenuity.
Local-based S+PSARCHITECTS have seen how a visual language emerges in found objects, ad-hoc, eclectic, patched and collaged elements. An attempt has been made here to apply some of these lessons without romanticizing or fetishizing them. The project looks at the idea of collage and recycling in several ways, from the very physical — like materials, energy, etc. to the intangible — like history, space, and memories.
The recycled doors and windows make up the structure’s distinctive front façade, as well century-old recycled columns that hold up the pavilion’s steel roof, a bamboo-like metal “pipe wall”, and woven industrial mesh enclosure for the home’s elevator. The home’s thrifty approach to design continues with the interior’s use of recycled materials like old textile blocks, old Burma teak rafters, colonial-era furniture and fabric “waste” scraps, resulting in a home that deftly balances the old and the new, as well as the rough and the refined.
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