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Plattenbauen, Mehrow, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday 15 Nov 2005
 

The ultimate recycle?

 
Plattenbauen by WAN Editorial in Mehrow, Berlin, Germany
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14/05/09 Vepkho Mchedlishvili, Tbsili
It is slighty great idea, at other hand I think people didn't think twice because they are very cheaper as it will run out quickly? Or I am incorrect...

Also the building looks great, this buiding look like, it would be long last and worthy because it is cheaper. Most Eastern European would more likely to buy them because at this moment, the economics will be disastrous for Eastern European such as Poland because they are planning to change their currency into euro from z%u0142oty.

Any reply about my views, email me 'meisonshuwa@hotmail.co.jp'
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German architect Hervé Biele's first built project, in Mehrow, just outside Berlin has been winning accolades from all quarters. Recycling classic Eastern Bloc concrete towers into modern contemporary homes sounds like an idealistic college project but Beile has realised the first of his designs and claims the cost is 30% less than a conventional construction. Many Eastern European cities are blighted by rows of these behemoths, known as plattenbauen, or "slab houses" in Germany which unusually has a housing surplus problem (partly due to the migration to the West) and is planning the demolition of 350,00 homes in the next five years. The structure only takes seven days to erect. Biele’s innovative system, which only takes seven days to erect the basic structure could well provide the solution.

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