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Heritage group can have ‘whatever it wants’ from doomed buildings | CBC News

PMV Canada says it will demolish these vacant buildings at 120 and 126 Main Street over the next two weeks. (Google Inc.)

“We could repurpose some of those materials, not see them end up in landfills like other demolitions,” said Janelle Russell, Heritage Saint John’s vice-president.”There’s, of course, the front trim, there’s staircases, banisters. … A lot of the buildings in this area are made out of virgin wood, so they’re very strong, and the wood is still good and solid.

Source: Heritage group can have ‘whatever it wants’ from doomed buildings | CBC News

Rustic home made from reclaimed barn timber wants $750K – Curbed

A home constructed from vintage barn timbers is on the market in Roxbury, Connecticut. The reclaimed farmhouse comes from carpenter Ed Cady, who in 1960 founded East Coast Barn Builders as a way to preserve English and Dutch Style barns in the United States.

Source: Rustic home made from reclaimed barn timber wants $750K – Curbed

Montreal’s Old Metro cars becoming creative hubs in ambitious reuse project – Montreal Times 

Old Montreal Metro cars at Lachine canal

Due to undergo its pilot phase (F-MR Station), this summer will see four subway cars undergo a makeover, after which they will hold a design showcase, a recording studio, an art gallery, and a snack bar. The Station will be based near southwest Montreal’s Lachine Canal National Historic Site. The project’s next phase, which isn’t expected to open until 2020, will see twice the amount of cars transformed into a multi-level space that will host local events, as well as showcase food vendors and local artists.

Source: Montreal’s Old Metro cars becoming creative hubs in ambitious reuse project – Montreal Times – Montreal’s English Weekly Newspaper

Saving Through Salvage – Shepherd Express

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Pete Brands (left) and Travis Blomberg (right) with WasteCap Resource Solutions

The four departments we plan to offer in the next six months are deconstruction, salvage services, the retail store and Do It Yourself, in which WasteCap partners with Fox 6 News to provide upcycling and reuse tutorials using materials in the warehouse.

Source: Saving Through Salvage – Shepherd Express

Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Recycled Art Contest Details:
Location:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East – 420 S. 1st, Milwaukee, WI

ReStore’s 9th 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. The winners are determined by your vote!

Source: Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Kingsport Times-News: Historic Rogersville house to be razed, building materials salvaged

One of Rogersville oldest houses is going to be torn down, but local leaders are hoping someone salvage the building materials, such as its abundance of antebellum brick, to help save other historic structures.

The board voted unanimously to solicit bids for someone to remove the structure, either for cash alone or as a part of an agreement to use the materials to perform renovations elsewhere in the city.

Source: Kingsport Times-News: Historic Rogersville house to be razed, building materials salvaged

Artistic family travels in beautiful short school bus conversion, selling art (Video) | TreeHugger

Tiny House Tours

Tiny House Tours/Video screen capture

The family’s curtains are hung up using magnets. As Shelby emphasizes, the bus’ metal walls makes it perfect for putting all kinds of things up using magnets (spice containers, LED lights, etc.).

Source: Artistic family travels in beautiful short school bus conversion, selling art (Video) | TreeHugger

Salvaged timber, bricks recycled to create stylish, on trend interiors at renovated Edwardian era house at 3 Guthrie St

This brick feature wall is built from bricks salvaged from the house’s three fireplaces. Source: Supplied

They ripped up and relaid original baltic pine floorboards, used timber from the old frame to construct bathroom benchtops and carport beams to build window sills in the new living area.

Source: Salvaged timber, bricks recycled to create stylish, on trend interiors at renovated Edwardian era house at 3 Guthrie St, North Geelong, Hodges, Geelong West

Meet the woman whose Retyrement Plan is upskilling and empowering craftsmen in Mumbai

“This was good material that just happens to be waste. We, as designers, didn’t have the time to take this material – which can be an asset – into consideration. Since I always found the garbage bins outside factories more interesting than what they were manufacturing, I decided to use material that adds an innovative sort of flavour,” she says. “It was my retirement plan, using material that had been ‘retired’,” she adds.

Source: Meet the woman whose Retyrement Plan is upskilling and empowering craftsmen in Mumbai

First permitted cob structure in Berkeley could pave way for more green building — Berkeleyside

Jessica Tong adds roofing to a shed she built in her parents’ backyard, the first permitted cob structure in Berkeley. Photo: Natalie Orenstein

With these projects, and the Cob Research Institute, the goal is “to create a base of education and repetition so it can be used to convince code authorities, yes, this stuff can be permitted,” Fordice said. “There’s a lot of interest” in building with, and legitimizing cob, but not a lot of financial support, said Fordice, whose institute is volunteer-run.

Source: First permitted cob structure in Berkeley could pave way for more green building — Berkeleyside

Would you overnight in a hotel made of waste materials? — BEAM Travel

In contrast to classical recycling, where new raw materials are obtained by shredding, the hotel focuses on upgrading and the deliberate misuse of used materials. Used objects are thus converted into completely new products.

Source: Would you overnight in a hotel made of waste materials? — BEAM Travel

Who’s (Un)Building Philly: Greg Trainor – Philadelphia Magazine

A guide for the perplexed inside Philly Reclaim. As the books and paintings behind the sign indicate, there’s more on offer here than building materials.

And Philly Reclaim will sell just about anything that anyone brings to it. When I visited the store last fall, the available items included organ pipes that a donor had dropped off, deer skins, a phone booth, a pool table, and even old turntables and vintage vinyl LPs to play on them. There was wood reclaimed from a bowling alley, chalkboards from the old West Philadelphia High School, and a wooden bathtub filled with clawfoot feet for those needing them for their own historic restorations.

Source: Who’s (Un)Building Philly: Greg Trainor – Philadelphia Magazine

Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program

The introduction of new sections and criteria such as: A section dedicated to Site and Building Resilience. A section on Resource Conservation addresses minimized use of raw materials and encourages designing for deconstruction.

Source: Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program

Watch James Hetfield Introduce “Carl,” Guitar Made of Wood From Metallica’s Garage | Revolver

Over 30 years later, James Hetfield’s garage days live on in a custom-built electric guitar named “Carl,” built from salvaged wood.  As Hetfield explains in a new video, “Carl “— who, might we add, has been thoroughly road-tested — possesses symbolic importance.

Source: Watch James Hetfield Introduce “Carl,” Guitar Made of Wood From Metallica’s Garage | Revolver

Program creates jobs, removes blight | News, Sports, Jobs – Tribune Chronicle

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple TNP worker Racheal Miller, 22, of Newton Falls, boards up a window on a house on Prospect St. in Niles.

The employees are trained to salvage materials from properties scheduled to be demolished as well as doing landscaping and maintenance at properties that already have been demolished.

Source: Program creates jobs, removes blight | News, Sports, Jobs – Tribune Chronicle

Farmington artist at Royal Oak fair make people giggle

A Wall Angel by artist Ann Marie Fischer, one of the participants in the Royal Oak Spring Art Fair. Courtesy Ann Marie Fischer

“I grew to love architectural salvage, items I found at estate sales and salvage yards, and started incorporating it into my work,” the Farmington Hills artist says.

Source: Farmington artist at Royal Oak fair make people giggle

16 Art Installations and Exhibits Not to Miss in NYC in April 2018 | Untapped Cities

Phyllida Barlow for the High Line. Image via High Line Art

A prime example of adaptive reuse, The High Line provides the perfect context for Barlow, known for her use of throwaway materials, and the presentation of her work.

Source: 16 Art Installations and Exhibits Not to Miss in NYC in April 2018 | Untapped Cities

Oregon’s 9-dome Hobbit House built by a mime is being sold in bankruptcy court – Photo Gallery – OregonLive.com

Even in its glory days, the planetarium-shaped house built by a mime in 1978 out of WWII aircraft carrier parts and other salvaged materials could best be enjoyed by people who appreciate theatrical curves and the unconventional.

Source: Oregon’s 9-dome Hobbit House built by a mime is being sold in bankruptcy court – Photo Gallery – OregonLive.com

Village to upcycle old bridge in beautification project – Keremeos Review

Submitted A picture of the Red Bridge before it was updated in 2005.

The public works crew is going to take timbers and planks from the bridge to make a number of different items including a pergola for above the entry sign near Hilltop Esso. The wood will also be used to build a message board in the pocket park along with perhaps wood guards for trees or other items. “It’s really neat they they are going to use some of this old wood to do these new projects. I’m so glad they had the foresight to hold onto it,” she said.

Source: Village to upcycle old bridge in beautification project – Keremeos Review

Nicholas Moegly | Store | The Avett Brothers – Bakersfield, CA

This poster is for the Avett Brothers show at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, California on March 27th, 2018. The design was inspired by my recent trip to LA, where I spent the month of January traveling around southern California. On a few different hiking trips I hiked out to abandoned gold mines and loved the way they looked during the desert sunset.

Source: Nicholas Moegly | Store | The Avett Brothers – Bakersfield, CA

Get inside the relocated Morris Marks House: Architectural Heritage Center’s Old House Revival Tour (photos) | OregonLive.com

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John Killen/Special to The Oregonian

The Morris Marks House was built in 1880 based on designs by architect Warren Heywood Williams. The mansion, commissioned by a Polish shoe merchant, was originally located at 1134 S.W. 12th Ave.. It was moved in two pieces at a cost of about $440,000 in September 2017 to a vacant lot near the Interstate 405 interchange at Southwest Broadway and Sixth Avenue.

Source: Get inside the relocated Morris Marks House: Architectural Heritage Center’s Old House Revival Tour (photos) | OregonLive.com

Black Beekeepers Transform Detroit’s Abandoned Lots Into Bee Farms

PC Detroit Hives

“I went to the local market that I normally go to, and he suggested that I try some local honey for my cough,” Paule said. “He said you consume local honey because it has medicinal properties.”

“The couple began to think about how urban blight contributed to allergies through overgrown ragweeds in abandoned areas.” According to the report, “they put producing local honey and erasing urban blight together, and Detroit Hives was born.”

Source: Black Beekeepers Transform Detroit’s Abandoned Lots Into Bee Farms

Massimo Bottura and JR launch an haute-cuisine soup kitchen in a Paris crypt

Photography: JR

‘To feed the planet is not to produce more, it is to fight the waste,’ says Bottura. ‘How to fight it, with the beauty of the imagination of the chefs, the artists … With beauty, we will rebuild the dignity of those who come eat here.’

Source: Massimo Bottura and JR launch an haute-cuisine soup kitchen in a Paris crypt

The Battery Street Tunnel will become rubble storage, not public space – Curbed Seattle

The Battery Street Tunnel in 2009. Courtesy of WSDOT

Potential projects ranged from a mushroom farm to sustainable wastewater infrastructure. But after a City Council vote Monday afternoon, there’s only one thing that can happen to the tunnel: It will be filled with rubble and sealed off.

Source: The Battery Street Tunnel will become rubble storage, not public space – Curbed Seattle

A new home for Meyer | Meyer Memorial Trust

From above, Meyer’s new property, 2045 N. Vancouver Ave., overlooks Interstate 5, grain elevators along the Willamette River, the Broadway and Fremont bridges and the skyline of Northwest Portland.

An existing cinder block and metal sheet structure is in poor shape and will be removed, but timber supports inside will be creatively reused in the new design.

Source: A new home for Meyer | Meyer Memorial Trust

This Seattle Builder is Reinventing Sustainable Housing | LinkedIn

“Rather than be like everyone else and scrape the entire lot, we chose to preserve the existing home and build a single-family home where the garage was located.“ Scraping the entire lot and building multiple units may lead to greater profits, says Maschmedt, “from an economic standpoint other builders are going to say we are leaving money on the table, and we probably are. But we look at the big picture. We look at the neighborhood and its people. We are looking at it from a community standpoint and the ri

Source: This Seattle Builder is Reinventing Sustainable Housing | LinkedIn

2018 Crackedpots Reuse Art Show — Portland, Oregon

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY TO REUSE ART/MAKER SHOW IN PORTLAND, OREGON!

Crackedpots 19th Annual Reuse Art Show! The 2018 cracked pots Art Show will be taking place on August 14th and 15th at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. Reuse Artists and Makers Applications will be taken until March 31st.

Source: 2018 Crackedpots Reuse Art Show — crackedpots

PHOTOS: New restaurant brings farm-to-table dining to Charlotte’s uptown – Charlotte Business Journal

Haymaker, Farm to Table Restaurant

The restaurant’s design melds rustic, mid-centruy modern and industrial touches. The goal was to create an approachable space, where a night out on the town or a meal before or after a baseball game can happen, Dissen says. “You want to have that blend between the space and the food,” he says.

Source: PHOTOS: New restaurant brings farm-to-table dining to Charlotte’s uptown – Charlotte Business Journal

Sydney’s big corporate achievers making more money by turning green | ABC Radio Australia

Affectionately known as the Money Box, 5 Martin Place is one of Sydney’s most iconic buildings. (Credit: ABC licensed)

“If you look at the steel, we’ve avoided 5,000 tonnes in carbon emissions by not having to produce the steel that would have been needed to replace that building,” Mr Wall said.

Source: Sydney’s big corporate achievers making more money by turning green | ABC Radio Australia

Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor. | Public Radio International

Many of the once-thriving working-class neighborhoods of Flint, Mich., have been largely abandoned.

Many of the once-thriving working-class neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan, have been largely abandoned. Credit: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Over time, community members reported fewer mental health problems, said they’d been victims of crime less often, and felt less afraid. That’s probably because crime did go down along the University Avenue Corridor: According to the coalition’s latest report, assaults decreased 54 percent, robberies 83 percent and burglaries 76 percent between 2013 and 2018.

Source: Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor. | Public Radio International

Reusing electric pylons to design the roof of a train station

Reusing electric pylons to design the roof of a train station

Six high-voltage lines are due to be taken down in Valais canton. Credit: Swissgrid

The approach Desruelle used forms part of a new strand of research in civil engineering: reusing structural elements in their raw form (steel bars and systems, wooden beams etc.) at the end of their service lives, instead of recycling them or scrapping them. Reusing materials in this way reduces the embodied carbon footprint of new buildings, since 71% of their greenhouse gas emissions result from the extraction and production of materials and the construction phase. The approach also reduces the amount of

Source: Reusing electric pylons to design the roof of a train station

Malmö Upcycling Service creates homeware from recycled waste material

Malmö Upcycling Service has repurposed waste material from six different local industries to create a range of decorative home objects. 

“The initiative aims at generating new ideas about how to shape and produce in a more sustainable manner as well as create the conditions for circular manufacturing,” said Anna Gudmundsdottir, co-founder of Malmö Upcycling Service. “We continuously visit local manufacturers to find what waste is left over when they produce other products.”

Source: Malmö Upcycling Service creates homeware from recycled waste material

Sturgeon Bay approves March 29 move of 68-foot-tall granary

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(Photo: Tina M. Gohr/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

“The only way to save the granary was this way — finding a new site and moving it there,” Drury said. “If they had taken the granary apart, they never would have been able to put it back together.” The crib construction inside the granary includes wood that has been interwoven, which created a very solid and stable structure, Drury said. “No one could have put this back together,” he said. “I am very happy to be a part of this (project) to save the granary.”

Source: Sturgeon Bay approves March 29 move of 68-foot-tall granary

Chelsea Hotel Doors from the Rooms of Andy Warhol, Bob Marley, and More Will Go on Auction | Untapped Cities

Image via Guernsey’s

For over 100 years, this counter-cultural landmark has served some of the world’s greatest poets, musicians, and artists of all time. In 2011, the hotel was sold to developers for $80 million, and is currently undergoing a major face lift. Even so, its legacy is far from forgotten. Now, New Yorkers can take a little piece of its history home with them as Guernsey’s auction house is selling 55 original doors from the hotel, which are linked to “the iconic individuals who lived behind them.”

Source: Chelsea Hotel Doors from the Rooms of Andy Warhol, Bob Marley, and More Will Go on Auction | Untapped Cities

Boat-dismantling facility planned for Ilwaco – Local News – The Daily Astorian

By 2020, the Port of Ilwaco could be home to a new shipbreaking facility that would specialize in dismantling and disposing of derelict vessels. In the recently-approved supplemental budget, the Legislature committed $950,000 for the derelict vessel facility and other work in the port. The investment includes $600,000 for building an enclosed deconstruction facility, $250,000 to replace the port’s stormwater system and $100,000 for paving and regrading work that will help protect water quality.

Source: Boat-dismantling facility planned for Ilwaco – Local News – The Daily Astorian

‘There’s a better way’: Vancouver company deconstructs homes by hand, salvages 90% of materials | CTV Vancouver News

 

According to Vancouver bylaws, at least 75 per cent of the material in homes built before 1940 must be recycled. In the case of heritage or character homes, that number is 90 per cent.

Source: ‘There’s a better way’: Vancouver company deconstructs homes by hand, salvages 90% of materials | CTV Vancouver News

Modern cabin made from reclaimed materials frames lush forest views – Curbed

The eclectic-looking Scavenger Studio was made from reclaimed materials. Photos by Ben Benscheider via Designboom

This modern cabin in Puget Sound, Washington, incorporates a hodgepodge of reclaimed materials from homes about to be demolished, creating an eclectic forest retreat that is anything but ordinary.

Source: Modern cabin made from reclaimed materials frames lush forest views – Curbed