Architectural Ingenuity – Creative houses from reclaimed stuff

Dan Phillips has built a dozen houses out of reclaimed and recycled material in Huntsville, Texas. His talk at TED covers how architectural conformity is driven by invented social expectations, and how if we can connect with our real selves, we can break conventions and create unique architecture that has a much lower impact.

While building codes may limit what can actually be done is some places, his concept of stepping outside the box of “the expectations of others” to create is what caught my attention.