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The house that maps built

November 20, 2008
Maps have been a figurative building block of society for thousands years. Now, they are taking on a literal role.


Amenity Space have created a heat efficient and strong building brick made from Ordnance Survey maps.
 
London-based architects, Amenity Space, have received international praise for their unique recycled building blocks made entirely out of disused maps.
 
The Map Compression Block – which stacks maps on top of each other to create a heat efficient and strong building brick – was honoured at the San Francisco Urban Re:Vision Awards.
 
The award recognised the project’s innovative approach to producing an eco-friendly and sustainable building material.