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This high-end house in Brisbane, Australia is constructed almost entirely from pieces of the structure it replaced.

While the Hill End Ecohouse is a celebration of light and form, it is also a celebration of the old. Buried in a 19th-Century house on the site was a treasure trove of timber, windows, and doors. Emma Scraggs, senior architect–sustainability for Riddell Architecture, along with architect Davide Gole, saved 95% of the original house and artfully wove it into a sleek new three-story home. When the project was finished, just two small skids of non-reusable materials were discarded.

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