This van has a distinctive Nordic feel (Picture: D+)
‘It’s pretty tragic that there’s no second-hand market value as some vehicles might be 20 years-old but they only have only 40,000 miles on the clock. I guess we are scrap angels – we see their potential and love the challenge of giving them a new purpose by turning them into something fun, useful and really cool.’
Source: How this scrap junkie turns old vans into unique homes and venues | Metro News
Whoa, more bus conversions – this one from TreeHugger is quite chic!
© Lior Danzig
Adapting their design ideas to fit around the existing windows, doors and the large, interior wheel arches, the team was able to preserve the bus’ unique character, while also integrating a bathroom, rear bedroom, storage throughout, a full kitchen and even hot-weather luxuries like air-conditioning.
via Scrapped public transport bus converted into chic living space : TreeHugger.
Originally found this amazing project on Colossal about Hank Butittla’s Bus. We love it because it is a call to Architecture schools to incorporate more material and hands on use in design.
Hank specifically talks about the “basic physical limitations of materials” and how valuable it is to actually work with them. We feel the same goes for using reclaimed materials in general design.
Thank you Hank, your work inspires us!
These awesome and amazing photos are by Justin Evidon – go check out his work.
One of the primary goals during the design phase was to develop a living space in 225sqft that is as open and un-restricting as possible. In order to accomplish this, I set self-imposed guidelines that eliminated any furniture or structure above the bottom edge of the window. This allows the space to remain continuous, and maintains clear sight-lines from one end of the space to the other, even while seated. In order to accomplish this I developed a thin wall system integrating structure, insulation, electrical, lighting, and facing, leaving the interior open for occupation. The ceiling is covered in plywood flexed by compression, and the floor is reclaimed gym flooring, complete with 3-point line.
via A Tour of the Bus | Hank Bought A Bus.
Craig Campbell and other Saskatoon artists are hoping city officials reconsider a plan to demolish the downtown bus barns.
“These are well-maintained, great buildings. The city wants to bulldoze them,” Campbell said.
As part of the major overhaul of the city’s north downtown sector, the tentative plan calls for demolition of the bus barns in favour of a park or other green space.
Campbell said park space would not be well-used, and instead he would like the barns “repurposed” into a gathering place to promote the city’s art, music and culture.
“We could turn this space into a real focal point, a world-leading destination. There’s still time,” he said
via Artists want to reuse bus barns.