The detail of the opening of the house
The roof tiles are made of the metal boxes cut into small pieces
The columns are reinforce concrete with the metal bins as stay-in-place molds
The owner of the house was a man in his 40s, who never built anything in his life before. This is not quite the traditional house that we associate with vernacular architecture. But it does the description of ‘architecture without architects’, and in some ways more interesting than many of the neo-vernacular style housing that we trained-architects design.
Rachaporn describes the garbage house as an example of ‘contemporary vernacular architecture’.
Source: Rachaporn Choochuey's Blog - Phi Phi Design Workshop