It may be arguable as to whether wooden pallets actually make good building materials, but the fact remains that they are capable of a wide range of use, including refugee housing, furniture and even gardening.
It is with this versatility that Italian architects Avatar Architecttura have constructed the beautiful pavilion in Florence, Italy for the German Institute of Culture with salvaged wood pallets.
The pavilion is made with wooden pallets stacked and held together by metal joints into diamond-like patterns. The pavilion was constructed to temporarily host arts shows and performances.
The construction took just four days to complete, covering an area of 100 square feet. However, it could be argued that a more environmentally-friendly option other than PVC could have been used for the envelope. Still, with the ability to easily disassemble and transport the structure, it can certainly be reused at a different location.