Fernando Mastrangelo, a designer, and artist based in Brooklyn, New York, designed and sculptured a recycled tiny house amidst New York’s Times Square. Mastrangelo’s work is an extension of his “the space program,” which is an experimental and innovative interiors initiative. The “Tiny House” is made from unusual materials such as powdered glass, sand, and salt, and it’s the designer’s take on what the future of living would be like.
His unique craft is part of the “NYC x DESIGN” and was opened for public viewing until May 22, 2019. The interactive and immersive space provides a visualization of how architecture can aid in prolonging the life cycle of materials that have been abandoned and disposed of.
The ombre landscape of the Tiny House was created utilizing plastic, while the deep walls were molded with scrapped glass fragments, which only solidifies that there’s no need for sustainability and architecture concept to be reciprocally restricted. And to create an entrance that’s comparable to that of museums, the designer applied his signature technique of cement casting inside the house. He was able to build a sustainable space using recycled plastic and glass, that’s both aesthetically pleasing and Instagram-worthy.