Kruiskade 6, 3012EH, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Villa Welpeloo
2009, Enschede
Materials The waste materials provided a continuous stream of new incentives to develop and refine the design. New shapes and innovative construction methods were needed to incorporate the found materials. Construction The main structure is made out of steel profiles that previously made up a machine for textile production, an industry once very important in the region. One of these machines gave us enough steel to construct the whole villa.
Facades The main facades are built with wood normally used for particleboard or for burning. TKF, a factory which produces cables, has large numbers of redundant cable reels, too damaged for further original use. The wooden slats which make up the core of these reels are generally undamaged and of a standard size. These slats, collected from a thousand reels, provided enough material for the facade.