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A schoolhouse built with more than 1,000kg of newspapers

paper based school

Houses made using straw, bamboo, shipping containers etc are not new anymore. But, how about a house made from newspaper. Isn’t it something very interesting and bizarre. John Lamorie and his wife Shelly Wu have constructed a small schoolhouse with 1,000 kg of donated newspapers. The 75 sq-meter schoolhouse has been built from newspaper collected from students who would turn them over for points in class.

The eco-conscious couple took nearly a year to make their eco-friendly dream shape into reality. They converted the newspaper into building material by feeding it through a homemade blender. Lamorie, a former building inspector built the blender using a truck bed and a lawnmower blade. Papercrete is what he calls the building material prepared by feeding newspapers, water and cement into the blender. Papercrete that was patented back in 1928 but was not used for mainstream construction forms the backbone of his six-inch thick school walls. The walls have a silicon coating to withstand rain damages. Next green initiative after the eco-friendly school is a paper-based restaurant.

Via: Artdaily

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