How's this for some Earth Day inspiration: Over in Mumbai, India, local firm S+PArchitects built a concrete home that recycles a bunch of old doors and windows into a rather eye-catching facade. Inspired by the ad-hoc resourcefulness of shanty towns in the city, the architects continue the impressive recycling inside with old textile blocks, flooring made from old teak rafters and purlins, and a wall made of leftover metal pipes. Outside, a raised courtyard hides a large rainwater harvesting tank and, of course, there are solar panels topping a steel pavilion, help up by century-old recycled columns, no less. Check out all the photos on Designboom.
Recycled Doors and Windows Form Cool Facade of Mumbai House
Talk about being resourceful