Event: ReUse-apalooza

ReUse-apalooza – Photo: Provided

This sustainable soirée brings customers, designers and local leaders together to celebrate the power of renewability. Featuring light bites, My Nose Turns Red circus performers and entertainment by Sexy Time Live Band Karaoke, ReUse-apalooza is the annual fundraiser of Building Value, a nonprofit that salvages reusable building materials for public sale.

Source: Event: ReUse-apalooza

Farmer finds fit with salvage business

Wood Salvage

Aaron Williams stores reclaimed barnwood for his business, Willow Architectural Salvage. He says for every one barn where the wood is salvaged, another 100 are burned or bulldozed. Photos courtesy Aaron Williams.

He has been growing the Willow Architectural Salvage business ever since. “It still allows me to farm,” says Williams, who grows corn and soybeans near Waverly about 30 miles south of Springfield. “Being a farmer, I understand farm families. It’s a good fit,” he says of the business. HOWEVER, DESPITE the popularity of barn wood today, a surprising amount of barns are wasted. “For every one that we salvage about 100 get burned or bulldozed,” Williams says. Some of those barns were built 150 years ago for livestock and when equipment was smaller. Such buildings are expensive to maintain.

Source: Farmer finds fit with salvage business

Green Building: Why Waste a Window? — Environmental Protection

Introduced more than30 years ago, window film today is engineered using advanced technology to deliver energy savings similar to low-e windows, yet at a fraction of what replacement windows cost. Just like new windows and doors, window film is rated by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), so homeowners and property managers can be sure of the benefits. For single-family homes, window film installation costs can range from $4 to $11 per square foot, depending on the location and type of window film installed, and the process can be completed in one or two days, without a major disruption in use of the rooms where the windows are located.

Source: Green Building: Why Waste a Window? — Environmental Protection

WEF Report Outlines 30 Steps to a Circular Construction Industry | Sustainable Brands

Image credit: Till Krech/Wikimedia Commons

The WEF claims that less than a third of all construction and demolition waste is recovered and reused, resulting in billions of tonnes of materials being wasted. In the United States, about 40 percent of solid waste derives from construction and demolition.“Such waste involves a significant loss of valuable minerals, metals and organic materials,” wrote the WEF’s Keith Beene. “With such quantities involved, even small improvements in the way the construction industry works will have significant impacts on sustainability.”

Source: WEF Report Outlines 30 Steps to a Circular Construction Industry | Sustainable Brands

Massachusetts student Sarah Hastings has been told home is illegal | Daily Mail Online

Sarah Hastings has been living in her 190-square-foot home on wheels, dubbed Rhizhome, on a parcel owned by another couple for the last year.

‘Through my interdisciplinary education at Mount Holyoke College, I brainstormed a way to do this; by graduation I had competed the design and construction of my own mobile tiny home and received high honors in Architectural Studies for my work.  ‘I sourced all of my material from salvage yards, craigslist, and local businesses within a 200 mile radius of my building site.  ‘Local professionals, friends, and my father contributed their skills and knowledge to my project, which ensured a safe and informed home.’

Sarah Hastings (pictured) was given a day to move out. She says she’ll try to find another location for her house

Source: Massachusetts student Sarah Hastings has been told home is illegal | Daily Mail Online

Determined carpenter uses salvaged materials to build his Craftsman home (photos) | OregonLive.com

Carpenter Brian Skinner of Washougal, Washington, took 14 years to build a Craftsman-style house from salvaged wood, stained glass and other elements from the 1900s or earlier. Janet Eastman/The Oregonian

“I love the dignity of clear, vertical grain Doug fir and cedar. It’s quiet,” he says. “You put a varnish on it and it looks like it was dipped in honey.” Skinner, a second-generation carpenter, could have created a museum to display the architectural pieces he rescued from grand residences that were being torn down in the 1960s and 1970s. Instead, he saved the pieces and decades later, built a home for himself.

Source: Determined carpenter uses salvaged materials to build his Craftsman home (photos) | OregonLive.com

Akron Ohio News – Deconstruction program building up community

A home in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue slated for demolition, located adjacent to the Akron Zoo, was one of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County’s recent deconstruction projects, shown above. Staff of the nonprofit removed and recycled aluminum siding, gutters and downspouts, with proceeds to be reinvested in the community.

The current program has Habitat going into houses and other buildings before another contractor demolishes them, so that cabinets, doors, vanities, countertops, light fixtures, windows and other items can be removed. Some items are then sold at the ReStore. Other materials such as furnaces, hot water tanks, aluminum siding, gutters, downspouts, aluminum windows, window frames and copper pipes are recycled for scrap, said Sibbio.

Source: Akron Ohio News – Deconstruction program building up community

Remaking Goose Island, One of Chicago’s Great Industrial Hubs – Curbed Chicago

The most dense and vibrant neighborhoods in Chicago tend to have a great stock of historic buildings. Many of these are heavy-timber construction and are literally irreplaceable. Large, monolithic office buildings are cool, but it’s best when they are balanced-out by smaller, historic buildings that feel more accessible — it helps creates an attractive contrast. This mix is an important urban planning principle, and a major factor when we seek out up and coming neighborhoods. In terms of large-scale adaptive reuse opportunities, there is a limited supply and a lot of demand in the developer submarkets, so the footprint will continue to expand. We believe Goose Island buildings are some of the most unique and best located remaining opportunities for adaptive reuse in Chicago.

Source: Remaking Goose Island, One of Chicago’s Great Industrial Hubs – Curbed Chicago

Making Nipper a landmark — officially | All Over Albany

Schumer said this project is widely supported by the community because it would preserve significant and distinctive history, while complementing the surrounding neighborhoods. Without these tax credits, the adaptive reuse costs could be prohibitive. Schumer therefore urged NPS to expedite the developer’s application to list the “Nipper Building” on the National Register of Historic Places so that the beloved statue can be preserved for future generations. …

Source: Making Nipper a landmark — officially | All Over Albany

Fashion and furniture partnership upcycles sweats into sofas, biker jackets into chairs – LA Times

The design collaboration between local furniture maker Stephen Kenn and the menswear label Longjourney includes armchairs made from repurposed leather motorcycle jackets and a sofa upcycled from vintage sweatshirts. (Stephen Kenn X Longjourney)

From afar, the pieces appear to be stylish and modern versions of standard-issue living room furniture. But, upon closer examination, the upholstery covering the chairs is recognizable as patchworked panels from vintage black leather motorcycle jackets. And, while you’d have absolutely no way of knowing it, the eight cushions covering the polished black nickel sofa frame began life as an armload of sweatshirts and tent canvas before being washed, dyed, combed and waxed into a second career, and that some of the frame’s supporting straps are repurposed straps from military parachutes.

Source: Fashion and furniture partnership upcycles sweats into sofas, biker jackets into chairs – LA Times

Union Daily Times | District looking to get rid of vacant schools

Charles Warner | The Union Times The old Excelsior Middle School building on Culp Street has been vacant since it was closed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Shortly after it closed, its electrical system was destroyed by thieves who broke in and ripped out the copper wire in the building making it unusable. The Union County School District will conduct a study of the property along with the old Carlsan and Adamsburg school buildings to find the best way to dispose of the properties.

Lawson proposed that the board authorize the study of the properties including the survey, appraisal, and salvage review to help determine the means of disposing of the properties that will best benefit the district. He pointed out that in the case of Carlsan, the study will also include a timber evaluation of the site which has 18-20 acres of pine and hardwood. Lawson said that the evaluation will help determine whether or not the timber should be sold separately or sold with the rest of the property to ensure the district gets the best value possible.

Source: Union Daily Times | District looking to get rid of vacant schools

A Modernist gem falls victim to Vancouver’s housing market – The Globe and Mail

Architecture professor Susan Herringer says Vancouver’s dwindling Modernist stock of houses is considered exemplary of the style. (Evan Ho / Remax)

Ms. Oberlander, who is 94 years old and still working on major projects, says he spent $300,000 or more on painstaking upgrades that were sensitive to the Lassere design, including geothermal heat and high-end appliances in the kitchen that were customized with a colour to fit with the Modernist era. Dr. Friedman had tried to have the house preserved with a heritage designation, but it is in the University Endowment Lands jurisdiction, which is governed by the province. He was told a designation wasn’t available.

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, 92, in New York. (Eric Thayer / For the Globe and Mail)

Meanwhile, the listing agent has received several offers on the house, which he’ll present April 27 to the board members. Vancouver will lose another piece of its history.

For Ms. Oberlander, her community is being dismantled. She shakes her head.

“It makes me feel sick.”

 

 

Source: A Modernist gem falls victim to Vancouver’s housing market – The Globe and Mail

3 Cool Uses For Repurposed (Or Reclaimed) Wood – Earth911.com

Repurposed versus reclaimed First though, a quick lesson on the differences between reclaimed wood and repurposed wood.

To repurpose wood, sometimes also referred to as upcycling, is to take conditionally good material and re-use it for something other than its originally intended use.

To reclaim wood is to salvage material that has reached the end of its existence, revitalize it with life for use again, and transform it either back to its original intent or for another purpose(s). In short, working with reclaimed wood may require more steps before you get a finished product, but more importantly, both actions save materials from ending up unwanted in a dumpster and eventually in our landfills.

Source: 3 Cool Uses For Repurposed (Or Reclaimed) Wood – Earth911.com

Nonproft rebuilding Portland homes amid affordable housing crisis | KGW.com

This month marks 25 years since the nonprofit began giving back to the community. Since it started, the group has repaired more than 1,200 homes, putting an estimated $20 million in market value back into the Portland metro area.

Malone said his organization has noticed a big increase in need over the last couple years, as Portland faces an affordable housing crisis. “The need is not going down by any means. If these people moved out, they couldn’t afford another house. Young families can’t afford to buy a house, let alone an elderly person. We are dealing with a lot of multiple family units living in one home, because the kids can’t even afford an apartment,” said Malone.

Source: Nonproft rebuilding Portland homes amid affordable housing crisis | KGW.com

737 Cowling Chair – Fallen Furniture

737 COWLING CHAIR AIRCRAFT PART: BOEING 737 ENGINE COWLING. Created from the engine cowling of an Boeing 737, this colossal, luxurious chair, spins weightlessly, on its highly polished spun aluminium base. Stood in its original orientation, this immense, captivating structure, is the opitome of luxury seating.

Source: 737 Cowling Chair – Fallen Furniture

A Reclaimed Wood Installation Sourced From the San Francisco Dump by Barbara Holmes | Colossal

Using sourced and reclaimed materials is at the heart of Holmes’ practice, carefully transforming the untidy elements into aesthetically crafted pieces. “At first glance my work my appear oddly familiar or utilitarian,” says Holmes in her artist statement, “but on closer inspection of the materials and their re-contextualization, the viewer may need to reconsider initial ideas as they discover more layers of meaning.”

Source: A Reclaimed Wood Installation Sourced From the San Francisco Dump by Barbara Holmes | Colossal

Local artists turn felled ash trees into art works – Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Tim Brudnicki, the owner of Eau Claire Woodworks, discusses the headboards he is making for the Oxbow Hotel from recycled ash trees the city cut down to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer. Brudnicki is among local artisans making furniture and other items from felled ash trees as part of a partnership involving the city of Eau Claire and Wisconsin Urban Wood.

Previously, that wood has been churned into mulch or turned into pulpwood. But now, thanks to a partnership involving the city of Eau Claire, a Madison-based entity seeking to reuse downed urban trees and local artisans such as Brudnicki, those ash trees that lined many city boulevards are being used for other purposes.

“This is a great way of finding better uses for this wood that was otherwise going to a lesser purpose,” he said.

Source: Local artists turn felled ash trees into art works – Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Venerable B.C. homes shipped by barge to U.S. and offered as cheap housing

“One day there’s a beautiful house on a corner, and the next day it’s gone,” frets Oak Bay rookie councillor Eric Zhelka, who worries his community is losing its old country charm, its heart and soul. Many of them are shipped south to Washington state, where people appreciate their hand-nailed craftsmanship and character. Oak Bay’s early 20th-century dwellings are being floated on barges to San Juan Island, where they’re offered to folks stuck in affordable housing jams.

Source: Venerable B.C. homes shipped by barge to U.S. and offered as cheap housing

Architectural salvage gives a home some character

AlbanyRadiators

Old-time radiators are common items seen at salvage shops like Historic Albany Parts Warehouse. (Photo: Provided)

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, consider purchasing used items that promote the motto of the three Rs: reduce, re-use and recycle. By incorporating architectural salvage items into your next project, you not only keep usable items out of the landfill, but you can also add a bit of history into your own home at significant savings..

ReHouse door plates

ReHouse Architectural Salvage in Rochester has a variety of door plates and other items from older homes upstate. (Photo: Provided)

Source: Architectural salvage gives a home some character

Gary wins Knight grant to deconstruct, recycle vacant homes | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines | nwitimes.com

The city and the Delta Institute’s Steel City Salvage project just won a $385,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to deconstruct homes and recycle the building materials like lumber and architectural features. It was the largest individual grant out of the $5 million awarded in the Knight Cities Challenge, which had attracted more than 4,500 proposals from across the country.

“This is not simply about the demolition of vacant and abandoned buildings,” Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said. “But it promotes the deconstruction of vacant and abandoned buildings, as well as the repurposing and recycling of the material. One of the things we know about the city of Gary is there are beautiful homes here that have fallen into disrepair, that cannot be repurposed but the materials in those homes can certainly be reused for something else.”

Source: Gary wins Knight grant to deconstruct, recycle vacant homes | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines | nwitimes.com

Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

ReStore’s 7th Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, the only rule of the contest is the majority of materials must be purchased at ReStore.

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With 34 entries to choose from, the works are judged by the public with polling stations in store and online HERE. The top five vote getters will receive ReStore shopping sprees. As for the artists, they range from professionals like Debby Koenig of Earthfire Artistry (entry 20) to group art classes from the Milwaukee Center for Independence.

Winners will be revealed during the Third Ward’s Gallery Night, April 15th at ReStore East (5pm-9pm). The entire exhibit will be featured in the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night & Day, April 15th & 16th at Restore East (420 S 1st, Milwaukee), with many of the works for sale to the public.

 

Source: Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Reclaimed Lamps from Hobart Industrial Mixer Hooks – For Sale

These lamps are Hobart industrial dough hooks and a paddle. Edison bulbs on a dimmer, stand 2′ tall & are brushed aluminum. They are heavy in case you are wondering about shipping. $250 a piece plus shipping – contact reclamationnews@gmail.com for details.

 

Deconstruction Works Vermont & the Reclamation Administration in Portland!

Erich Kruger of Deconstruction Works Vermont paid a visit to Schoolhouse Electric in Portland last weekend. Hanging in style with Sara Badiali of Reclamation Administration.

Posted by The Reclamation Administration on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Erich Kruger at Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, Oregon.

Wild Dome Home Repurposed From WWII Warship Scraps Asks $776K – Curbed

Built in 1978, the 2,400-square-foot house was the brainchild of Francisco Reynders, a Dutch artist, set designer, and mime who trained under the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau. According to Oregon Live, Reynders was inspired to build the home after finding discarded gun turret shrouds of an WWII aircraft carrier at a junkyard on the Willamette River. Reynders, no fan of regular boxy houses with sharp angles, set out to the create his “organically sensuous” dome home, and the shrouds ended up becoming the two smaller bedrooms and bathrooms—the holes for the warship’s cannons became the skylights.

Source: Wild Dome Home Repurposed From WWII Warship Scraps Asks $776K – Curbed

The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff launches Recycled Art Exhibition with a new venue | Arts and Theatre | azdailysun.com

Chandelier by Dennis Taylor

Chandelier by Dennis Taylor

This work to help install the work is a demonstration of how the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff has found a sturdy partnership with the Flagstaff Mall. The Coalition’s gallery relocated to the mall as a tenant last year, and this is the first year the recycled art exhibit has taken place there. As one of the organization’s biggest shows, the mall has opened up its space to allow some of the larger pieces to display in the mall’s common areas.

Source: The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff launches Recycled Art Exhibition with a new venue | Arts and Theatre | azdailysun.com

Forgotten history rediscovered during renovation of new Local Republic | Food & Drink | gwinnettdailypost.com

Forgotten history rediscovered during renovation of new Local Republic

Ben Baily & Chris Collin

“It’s the instruction manual,” Collin said. “That’s pretty hilarious … It’s amazing how excited we get over stuff we find in the old wood. This stuff is awesome.” The renovation work at the future Local Republic site, which involves gutting the building, is unveiling decades of his history that has been hidden in the building through years of various modifications. It’s not quite clear when a boarded-up yellow and green storefront in the middle of Perry Street on Lawrenceville Square was built, but Bailey and Collin know it’s old.

Source: Forgotten history rediscovered during renovation of new Local Republic | Food & Drink | gwinnettdailypost.com

Winners of the WA Heritage Awards announced

The Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, winner of the conservation or adaptive reuse of a state registered place at the 2016 WA Heritage Awards. Picture: Supplied

Past and present owners of the Brookman and Moir Street inner-city pocket took out a top accolade for the conservation of their 1890 workers cottages. In 2006, the 58 properties were added to the heritage register. Since then 25 of the owners have worked tirelessly to rejuvenate the homes interior and streetscape.

Source: Winners of the WA Heritage Awards announced

’70s Log Cabin Reborn as Airy Modern Home – Curbed

All photos by Matthew Millman via Freshome

In a stellar example of upcycling, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architecture has created a breezy modern home in Cloverdale, California by extensively reusing wood from the 1970s kit log house that had stood on the site before. In a statement to Freshome, the architects explain that “all of the interior and exterior wood paneling, trim, and decking were milled down from the logs of the original kit house.” And the result is quite nice.

Source: ’70s Log Cabin Reborn as Airy Modern Home – Curbed

Champlain Oil Donates, Dismantles House To Make Way For Larger Jiffy Mart | The Chester Telegraph

The blue porch ceiling and lattice work come down.

According to Eric Kruger of Deconstruction Works, everything that can be reused will be removed and recycled while only materials that can’t be reused will be sent to a landfill. “After 10 days of work,” Kruger said, “we’re still on our first dumpster of trash.” Kruger noted that the timber frame materials as well as older hemlock and spruce framing and sheathing would go to Vermont Restoration Materials for re-manufacturing while architectural details have been sold to Tillotson Trading of East Corinth.

Eric Kruger of Deconstruction Works in the attic of the Burbank house. All photos by Shawn Cunningham

Source: Champlain Oil Donates, Dismantles House To Make Way For Larger Jiffy Mart | The Chester Telegraph

Business Insider: This restaurant is Arizona’s “top-rated bar” – Phoenix Business Journal

Postino is known for bruschetta and red wine.

Postino is known for bruschetta and red wine. JIM POULIN/PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

Business Insider gave a nod to Upward Projects’ well-known habit of adaptive reuse, describing how Postino was “built within a 1950s-era post office” and its “premiere wines and impeccable food made with local ingredients.”

Source: Business Insider: This restaurant is Arizona’s “top-rated bar” – Phoenix Business Journal

Muskegon: Bring us your blight | 2016-03-25 | Grand Rapids Business Journal

This November 2015 photo shows a blighted house being demolished on Sanford Street in Muskegon Heights.

“(It is) looking at a large catchment area of the entire Great Lakes and utilizing the Port of Muskegon to bring in that material from other cities throughout the Great Lakes, repurpose it here in Muskegon, and then ship it back out through the Port of Muskegon,” said Kuhn. The study builds on the work Michigan State University researchers began more than a year ago when they looked at blighted homes and structures in Muskegon Heights. MSU worked in partnership with Muskegon County at the time.

Source: Muskegon: Bring us your blight | 2016-03-25 | Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Ancient Party Barn Went from 18th Century to Smart | Digital Trends

The buildings — the barn, stables, and dairy — on Staple Farm in Kent, England were in disrepair. The firm worked to salvage what they could and turn the barn into a home away from home for the couple. Though they wanted to maintain the “barn’s brooding presence,” according to the architects, they added modern amenities like a ground-source heat pump, LED lamps, and security systems. The lights, HVAC system, and security systems are all Internet-connected, so the owners can monitor their barn when they travel. There’s also a fireplace built into the spiral staircase, that leads up to the mezzanine sleeping area.

Source: The Ancient Party Barn Went from 18th Century to Smart | Digital Trends

Martin Angelov upcycles an abandoned telephone booth into public seating | Inhabitat

While many governments and civilians may be fine with dumping those booths at the landfill, artist Martin Angelov shows that outdated structures can be given new life with just a bit of creative elbow grease. Angelov transformed parts of an old telephone booth into a chair in a project described as “a protest against hundreds of abandoned telephone booths in the era of mobile communications.”

Source: Martin Angelov upcycles an abandoned telephone booth into public seating | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Jordan Schnitzer demands $1.3 million from city of Portland | OregonLive.com

Last year, city officials signed off on more money: an $8.6 million contract to demolish most of the old buildings on the property, pushing costs to nearly $22 million. Now, officials hope to recoup some of that. Soon, they’ll hire a broker to list one acre of land, which includes a 45,000-square-foot flour mill. Officials plan to require full restoration of the seven-story flour mill, and they’ll give developers an option to renovate a 21,500-squre-foot feed mill on site.

Plans for Centennial Mills are unclear after city officials said a proposal from Harsch Investment Properties isn’t financially viable. Crews began demolishing part of the property earlier this year. Brad Schmidt/The Oregonian

Source: Jordan Schnitzer demands $1.3 million from city of Portland | OregonLive.com

REvision Division Reduces Waste by Thinking Outside the Box – WhatcomTalk

Design and Build masterminds Matt Vaughn (L) and David Spangler (R) unleash their creativity in each furniture piece. Photo courtesy: REvision Division.

“Eberhard’s influence helped us shift from a value-added mindset to actively pursuing difficult-to-divert materials from the waste stream — shifting the focus to education outreach and behavior change,” Gisclair notes. “We wanted people to see the value and what the possibilities are to repurpose materials that are widely perceived as trash — wooden or flooring shorts, frame pieces, things that we wouldn’t normally accept at the RE Store.”

Source: REvision Division Reduces Waste by Thinking Outside the Box – WhatcomTalk

See What Artists-in-Residence at a Trash Dump Create | Atlas Obscura

The idea originated with artist and environmentalist Jo Hanson. After creating her own art with trash and assisting with campaigns such as city-wide street sweepings, in the late 1980s Hanson approached Recology about a program where artists could reuse materials from the dump. At around the same time, San Francisco was implementing new recycling laws, and looking for ways to raise awareness about waste. The artist-in-residence program fit that bill.

Source: See What Artists-in-Residence at a Trash Dump Create | Atlas Obscura

Online Green Building Tool Helps Industry Choose Safer, Sustainable Materials · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management News

The American Chemistry Council’s www.BuildingWithChemistry.org provides the building industry with the tools needed to make “informed decisions” about materials and products that improve safety, energy savings, durability and other sustainability and performance benefits, says Richard Skorpenske, director of advocacy and sustainability at Covestro, and chair of ACC’s building and construction subcommittee.

The website includes an interactive graphic of a mixed-use residential building that highlights how chemical ingredients are used in materials, from polycarbonate panels in skylights, to plastics in piping, to nylon and polyester fibers in carpeting. Individual pages feature specific chemicals used in a range of building and construction applications, with information on where the chemicals are used and the functionality they provide.

Source: Online Green Building Tool Helps Industry Choose Safer, Sustainable Materials · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management News

Minarc’s prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build | Inhabitat

Photo via mnmMOD

By replacing traditional insulation with airtight thermal breaks, these prefabricated structural panels reduce heat loss and gain, lending to homes with tighter building envelopes and lower carbon footprints. The panels also contain a high percentage of recycled material and can be easily dissembled and reused at the end of their building lives like a set of LEGOs.

Photo via mnmMOD

Source: Minarc’s prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building