AB design studio enters ME:LU in to the "Lifecycle Building Challenge"
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the “Lifecycle Building Challenge” which calls for students and professionals to design buildings that can be easily taken apart in order to recover and reuse building materials. This practice preserves future building materials, and there’s no time to waste in greening our buildings—each year more than 100 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris are landfilled in the United States.
Our experimental home concept: ME:LU is a finalist this year in the EPA's Lifecycle Building Challenge. Highly competitive professional and student contestants submitted entries in the building and innovation categories from all across the country and the finalists were selected by an expert judging panel.
More Information about ME:LU
ME:LU stands for Modular Expandable:Living Unit and is based on a concept of providing a housing module that can work for a single person, a family, or even a temporary work force while still exemplifying a lifecycle form of design. We have designed expandability and sustainability/re-use into our modular living unit by using a standard cargo container with identical openings. This allows for the containers to be reconfigured in various ways and added to the initial layout of two containers.