Inspiration: Mobile Home + Office Trailer

Inspiration: Mobile Home + Office Trailer

Trent Johnson
Aug 14, 2009

On the Mexican coast of Baja located in the Guadalupe wine-making region, architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have been performing experiments in green design for wineries — but what may be most inspiring is their own home: a 1940s American mobile home attached to a Mexican office trailer, built with reclaimed building materials...

Their impressive home is built with as many reclaimed and recycled products as possible, but some you might not expect. The aluminum doors and windows are all recycled, and the open-air aluminum-and-wood pavilion was reclaimed from an old factory and covered with carizzo, a cane grass from their neighbor's trash.

Recycled telephone poles support the structure, while the deck is made from the wood of an old bridge. The interior of the home is just as unique: for example, x-rays of family and friends hang on the trailer's glass bathroom wall and are "now part of the house."

Click here to see some of the Mexican Wineries designed by D'Acosta and Turrent via the Los Angeles Times.

Original Article via Los Angeles Times, by Barbara Thornburg
All Photos by Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times.

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