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While burning tires have long been a fixture at Lebanese protests, one forward-thinking architect dreams of a society where used and rejected tires are instead repurposed to build homes.While some burned tires to demand action from the government, Haddad had a different vision.After a tour around what's been dubbed the Lifehaus prototype – composed of a living room with a chimney in the corner, a bathroom with concrete walls to withstand humidity, a bedroom with a built-in shelf, a small technical room and the backyard garden – the architect's vision and passion for nature starts to come into focus.Other resources like water, electricity and heat, are also regulated in the house to achieve self-sufficiency.Haddad said such ideal conditions aren't really necessary for the Lifehaus to work.While a team of paid construction workers handled the heavy-duty construction work, a small group of international volunteers also assisted Haddad on his project, rushing before construction had to be halted for winter. Now, with winter almost over, Haddad said he is aiming to finish the project by the end of summer.
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