Chic Houses from Recycled Materials

Made with translucent recycled materials, NowHaus homes are nice and environmentally friendly.

"The little old cottages and the big, newly built ones near Cedar Lake in Minneapolis express a comfy view of home that has spanned a century. Onto one of these tree-lined streets now comes NowHaus, a luminescent blue box that offers a different idea of home."

"The exterior is silvery blue translucent vertical panels installed over salvaged billboards. The dining-room wall features recycled slate, so architects can doodle on their walls instead of napkins or kids can draw after dinner. A small bathroom enclosed in more translucent walls doubles as a large-scale light fixture for the living room."

" 'We had a build-up of ideas,' after other residential projects, said architect Paul Neseth, partner with Wynne Yelland in the Minneapolis design-build firm Locus Architecture."

Thanks to Adam Weiss

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