A Recyclable House Could Help Us Contend with Crisis Housing

A Recyclable House Could Help Us Contend with Crisis Housing

Temporary structures that are easy to assemble could help resolve Europe's space woes

Rachel Pincus
  • 19 february 2016

With the refugee crisis adding additional challenges to the preservation of affordable housing in Europe, there is a higher-than-ever demand for attractive, inexpensive and somewhat temporary housing. Many architects and designers have seen this as an opportunity, but with several crises looming at once in the world, William McDonough + Partners has managed to tackle several at once. The ICEhouse, in which the ICE stands for Innovation For The Circular Economy, is a demonstration of how several of these missions can come together in architecture that can potentially serve the public good.

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