Creating houses from the cars scraps – the real estate revolution


Creating houses from the cars scraps – the real estate revolution

Press Office May 05, 2014 No Comments

How to used the “scraps” of the car industry to make a city reborn. This is the idea of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), a no-profit association from Detroit which started a plan to recover the abandoned urban areas by creating some independent houses and transforming agricultural lands in there. The first buildings will be done in cooperation with General Motor, which will offer its containers fallen in disuse, as well as some recycled materials coming from the Detroit Hamtramck factory. This project includes the 40-foot-lenght-standard containers transformation (the ones normally used for the via sea or railway transports) into 30 sqm houses composed of a living area, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. In addition to the containers, Chevrolet Volt batteries boxes, soundproofed panels of different kind of cars, small metallic boxes of the manufacturing producing lines too. The first “inhabitant” will be a student who will take part to this project and who will verify, for a year long, this houses liveability. 

Marianna Gaiotto

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