The Regenerating Field

One of the ongoing missions at A-Z West has been to come up with new materials and fabrication techniques that cost less, and make more sense in this extreme desert climate. Probably the most plentiful natural resource available out here is garbage – especially paper waste. Product packaging, shipping boxes, newspapers, magazines, mail order catalogs and junk mail all had to be hauled to the dump until I started developing Paper Pulp as a material.

The Paper Pulp Panels are dried in a grid of racks called the “Regenerating Field”.  People think that they look like solar panels or modernist sculpture, they are also intended to function a little similar to an agricultural field where one can set out a batch of pulped paper each day, then harvesting it several weeks later when it is dry.