Clerkenwell Presents: The Huts by Architecture for Humanity

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Above: The Water Hut has a system of pumps and tubes to get people thinking about how much water is wasted in leaky pipes before it reaches the tap

Architecture for Humanity has created four specially designed huts for ‘Clerkenwell Presents’ at Clerkenwell Design Week

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Above: The Textile Hut uses hot air balloon material to show how recycled materials can be used in an architectural context

A micro village of four structures designed and built by volunteers is dotted around Clerkenwell and explore ideas such as wasted water, reusing reclaimed fabric and materials, upcycling and community gardens.

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Above: The Green Hut explores how communities could develop their own ‘pantry’ of edible plants in an urban environment

Architecture for Humanity is an architectural charity that works in in disaster relief across the world and helps provides expertise and solutions to humanitarian crises.

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Above: The Remakery Hut is a homage to the Brixton Remakery (opening Autumn 2013) as a centre for re-using and upcycling materials. 

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Above: Detail of the complex pipe system on the Water Hut on Clerkenwell Green

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Above: The Textile Hut is located in St James’ Church Garden.

Today is the last day of Clerkenwell Design Week so make sure you get down there and join in the festival atmosphere!

To see more of Despoke’s coverage of Clerkenwell 2013 please click here.

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