Reverse design

Why buy everything new, if you can find many building materials for less than half and sometimes even for free? Palais Récup has been designed the other way around; first the materials, then the design. With a maximum of freedom for functionality and experiment; a DIY laboratory.

Self builder Frank Alsema first collected what he considered beautiful and useful. With this ‘database’ of materials he asked architect John Zondag to design a house.

Artist impression of Palais Récup