Lucy Carpet House

Masons Bend AL / 2002 / Outreach Project

Lucy Carpet House

Masons Bend AL / 2002 / Outreach Project

Sponsored by Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tiles, the challenge was to use worn carpet tiles in the construction of a house for the Harris family. The house walls contain 72,000 individual stacked tiles held in compression by a heavy wooden ring-beam. The tiles were held in storage for 7 years to ensure they no longer off-gassed. The tower form contains a bedroom above and tornado shelter below.

Project Team

Floris Keverling Buisman, Ben Cannard, Phillip Crosscup, Kerry Larkin, Marie Richard, James Michael Tate, Keith Zawistowski.

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