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Pallet House

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Gregor Pils, Andreas Claus Schnetzer
location Vienna
function private house
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Pallets are available worldwide and used in different ways, e.g. for transport with railway cars, ship containers and trucks. At the end of their life cycle -after transportation- they are usually burned. Hence, it is of global concern to find a follow-up use for them. For building a 60m2 pallet house, 900 reconditioned pallets are needed. The pallet is used as detachable façade element, ceiling element, wall element, as blind and as sunscreen. The space between the pallets contains beams, insulation, cables and lighting. Due to the use of 900 recycled pallets for the basic structure and of cellulose or sand as insulation, the building is highly ecological and sustainable. The need for other materials is reduced to a minimum. Pallet houses could replace low-cost shelters in slums and in refugee camps, which could be built easily by locals with local materials. Today popular for transport only, in the future pallets could additionally become a construction element for poor and for rich.

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Completion 2009
Floor area/size 60 m2
Main designer, ArchitectGregor Pils
ArchitectAndreas Claus Schnetzer
associate architectKarin Stieldorf
associate architectPekka Janhunen
Project ID 5368
Latitude/Longitude 48°11'59N 16°22'13E
Contributed by ana_struna_bregar
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