Usually, the architect's building materials are selected from a manufacturer's catalogue. And in certain cases, specific demands sometimes lead to the production of new materials. Designing and building with available waste-materials requires an innovative and fundamentally different design approach. What resources does the area offer? What is cheap, available in bulk, and nearby? Such questions bring about unforeseen design solutions. The result is comparable to traditional regional houses in the sense that they were red because the locally sourced clay was red. But it doesn't need to look so plain. Recyclicity is an attempt to reverse architectural concepts, to move toward an economic way of building that saves energy, transportation and costs through the recycling of useful resources.
- Intervening the Urban Void (2004)