Alissa+Nienke, Atelier to the Bone and Kirstie van Noort

One Standard Row House

318 square meters of LDPE foil
313 meters of PET strips
470 cardboard bags
24 single-use pallets
One house

With a housing crisis engulfing our cities and a boom in the construction of standardised "starter" homes, Alissa+Nienke, Atelier to the Bone and Kirstie van Noort uncover the waste produced in building one standard row house in The Netherlands.

Construction companies have responded to environmental issues and expanded their profit margins by using prefabrication to build houses cheaply, sustainably and fast. But there is a blind spot in this hyper-efficient system: packaging material.

Built from anonymous sheets of LDPE foil, the installation One Standard Row House invites visitors to experience 318-square-metres of packaging waste and imagine what this construction junk might look like as a resource for the future.

With thanks to
Dura Vermeer and its construction partners
Precious Plastic

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