Superstar

The Paper House is Made from 550 Bales of Recycled Paper

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: dratz-architekten.de & dvice
The Paper House is a 2,045 square foot home/workspace. The structure is made entirely out of recycled paper bales, 550 bales in total, and was created by Ben and Daniel Dratz of the German architectural firm Dratz&Dratz. The house was built on a UNESCO World Heritage site and was funded by a $200,000 grant. Despite the fact that it is made from paper, the house is reportedly pretty tough. It has already stood up to fierce winds and rain, and the brothers plan on leaving it up as long as possible.

Although the Paper House isn't that tall, the brothers did discover during its construction that they could safely stack bales up to 100 feet. Perhaps a skyscraper made out of recycled paper bales is a possibility? Stats for Stationary Workspace Designs Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 771 clicks in 95 w
Interest: 1.1 minutes
Concept: The Paper House
Related: 83 examples / 64 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
Comparison Set: 30 similar articles, including: collapsible papercraft lighting, origami-inspired seating, and recycled paper buildings.