Let's Turn Piles of Ocean Trash Into Cute Beach Dwellings
Here’s a form of beach trash we’d actually be happy to see. A design concept from Spark, an architecture firm with locations in London, Singapore, and Shanghai, turns ocean garbage into sustainable beach architecture.
The artichoke-like structures are raised camping spaces that would shelter visitors at Singapore’s East Coast Park, according to Dezeen. Designed to feature lights that run on solar power, the colorful huts would be covered in shingles of high-density polyethylene, a material commonly used to make bottles, plastic bags, and storage containers. Overnight guests would be able to enter and exit the huts via a retractable ladder.
Ocean trash is already finding new life in the form of Adidas sneakers, but there’s plenty of pollution to go around. Every year, an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic makes its way into the sea, posing a threat to marine life and habitats. Inhabitat reports that the plastic for the huts would be harvested from the South Pacific Garbage Patch.
At least this is one way to make sure beach trash doesn’t ruin anyone’s vacation.
All images courtesy Spark