Considering how phonebooks are all but obsolete, I'm not surprised that Richard Kroeker and his troop of Dalhousie University students have built an entire building with these useful pieces. An incredibly eco-friendly endeavor, this phonebook building is located in Nova Scotia.
Richard Kroeker used 7,000 phonebooks to complete this structure. In fact, the layers of books are so compact that wood can be screwed through them in order to dramatically alter the appearance of a facade or exterior surface.
Richard Kroeker Uses an Obsolete Object to Create an Eco-Conscious Piece
1. Obsolete Object Reuse - Exploring innovative ways to repurpose obsolete objects, such as phonebooks, to create eco-conscious structures.
2. Eco-friendly Building Materials - Developing and utilizing sustainable building materials to reduce environmental impact, like using thousands of phonebooks for construction.
3. Innovative Facade Design - Experimenting with unconventional materials and techniques to create unique and customizable exterior surfaces using compact layers of phonebooks.
1. Construction - Opportunity for construction companies to explore alternative and sustainable building materials and methods.
2. Architecture - Potential for architects to incorporate repurposed objects, like phonebooks, in their designs to promote sustainability.
3. Sustainable Design - Avenues for sustainable design firms to create innovative and eco-conscious structures by repurposing obsolete objects like phonebooks.