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When French architect Stephane Malka decided to provide AME-LOT, a Parisian student residence with additional shade and ventilation, he took an interesting and very ecological approach. The entire street front of the building is covered in hinged shipping pallets hinged together that transform and can be adjusted for changes in light, shade, and ventilation.

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Malka’s belief is that sustainability and ecology are all about repurposing old materials, which limits the need for additional processing, energy, and money that results in byproduct pollution.

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