This extension features high ceilings, skylights and glazed doors that fill the space with an abundance of natural light. Reclaimed brick was then used to help the walls and floors blend in with the existing architecture.
The creative home extension demonstrates how architects can use old materials to give homes a modern upgrade.
via Reclaimed Brick Extensions : Reclaimed Brick.
“The community gives to us and we’re able to give back to the community,” Ms. Giles said. “The main purpose is stopping this landfill madness.”
In the next few months, Ms. Giles and other depot staff will assess contents of the two-story brick building, which was built in 1917 as a school and more recently has housed the Youngwood borough offices and library.
An agreement will then be drawn up to stipulate materials the television program might take away and to schedule a film date. Other objects with recyclable value will be sold at the Shop Demo Depot store.
Any contents of historic value will remain in the county, Ms. Giles said, and readers can help with that. The borough will recover a time capsule that was buried in the building during the 1999 Youngwood centennial. But there are rumors of a capsule having been buried in 1976 and another possibly in the 1950s. Anyone with information about those or other capsules, including location, may call 724-925-3660.
via Former Youngwood High School to star in TV’s ‘Salvage Dawgs’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The new kiln combines traditional brick building techniques with contemporary equipment. While the walls of most kilns are between 4 and 9 inches thick, the new kiln, nicknamed “Reclaim,” has walls that are 11½ inches thick. This extra girth is provided by an outer layer of hundred-year-old red bricks recovered from a building that was recently torn down. A range of glaze colors was developed in class and applied to this outer layer of bricks, giving the kiln its distinctive multi-colored jacket.
Bricks, more than a century old, were glazed by students to create a colorful and functional exterior wall for the “Reclaim” kiln.
via Faculty, students build new kiln from recycled materials | Penn State University.
Do not miss this wonderful tutorial of a reclaimed brick patio by The 1326 Project.
The pictures are great, the narrative is informative, and these folks look like they know how to have a good time!
Digging around the yard unearthed a random paver or two – or hundred, all mix-matched and beautiful. As Mike and I stacked, we decided not to waste a single one. It was time to get creative, put the bricks to work, and learn to lay a patio.
via The 1326 Project: How To: Reclaimed Brick Patio.
A rainbow hangs in the mist of a snowmaking machine, converted for use as dust control, as deconstruction continues on the General Electric factory on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Connecticut Post
See the entire article via Brick by brick, massive GE plant is ‘deconstructed’ – Connecticut Post.