Tag Archives: material reuse

Microsoft begins demolishing buildings in Redmond campus remodel

Some drywall is gone from Building 2 on the Microsoft campus.

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Some drywall is gone from Building 2 on the Microsoft campus.

“From concrete and steel framing to carpets, ceiling tiles, electronic and networking gear, interior debris and loose assets like furniture, chairs and whiteboards, to even the artificial turf outside — most of the materials in the old spaces will find a new life,” the company said in a statement.

Source: Microsoft begins demolishing buildings in Redmond campus remodel

Portion of BCPD’s green roof relocated to New York City building

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Kurt Tribbet, engineering administrator for the City of Battle Creek’s Public Works Department, unrolls a section of the police department’s green roof. (Photo: Trace Christenson/The Enquirer)

Rugh said the green roof has a life expectancy of up to 60 to 70 years, well above that of a conventional roof. “The most direct financial savings is the roof lasts so much longer,” he said. “You get one free roof for every green roof.”

Source: Portion of BCPD’s green roof relocated to New York City building

Cape May man dumpster dives for his wooden art | Living | pressofatlanticcity.com

Peter Henderer is a Cape May artist who takes his wood from homes and dumpsters to make his art at his studio Thursday Dec 14, 2017. (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer)

For some pieces, he’ll use shovels for fish bills, rakes for fins and light bulbs for eyes. All of the work is done in a shed in the backyard of his grandparents’ Cape May home, where Henderer will cut, sand and stain plywood before coating it with polyurethane to withstand any climate.

Source: Cape May man dumpster dives for his wooden art | Living | pressofatlanticcity.com

Contemporary Jewelry Made from Waste – Design Milk

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Part of the reason why Mariana began to work with waste materials is also because after graduating from a pricey school, that’s all she was able to work with. It is through her study of discarded material that she began studying how an object goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

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via Contemporary Jewelry Made from Waste – Design Milk.