It Can Only Be Made From Trash

#5. It Can Only Be Made From Trash


A book, website (, and the Recyclicity foundation were created to familiarize and connect designers with material detritus from construction rubble and garbage waste to revitalize abandoned buildings and vacant urban space. Linear material flows from production to use and disposal is short-circuited, turning waste into raw material for new projects. Design attitudes change to successfully appropriate this new matter, which is more demanding and contextually richer than traditional materials.
2012 Architecten is a Dutch architecture and design firm interested in minimizing added energy costs by working with the potential inherent to a problem and its context.


2012 Architecten (Joroen Bergsma, Jan Jongert, Cesare Peeren); Ed van Hinte

Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2007

Tools: Website, book