House made from newspaper & workshop made from Beer cans

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I saw this the other day on the metro

Artist Sumer Erek’s newspaper house is an idea that stands up.

He is creating a house made out of about 80,000 papers.

paperfree_450x300.jpg Image from the metro

Erek, 48, said: ‘People don’t think you can build a house from newspapers because paper is flimsy, but when it is rolled up it is quite strong.’

He said the project was about ‘making public use of a public space using public waste’.

and Alex sent me this about a house and workshop made from beercans.

Michael Stravato for The New York Times

John Milkovisch spent twenty years emptying 50,000 beer cans and recycling them into cladding for his house and workshop, using the tops for a clever sun-shading system. It opens this weekend as Houston’s latest tourist attraction. A quote from Mr. Milkovisch is on a wall: “They say every man should leave something to be remembered by. At least I accomplished that goal.”

An art patron explains why Houston is home to so many zany houses: “One good thing about not having any zoning is you can do stuff.”
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