PLACE. CULTURE. COMMUNITY.
The challenge: design a small, outdoor community gathering space which exhibits exemplary design using reuse materials.
This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House (a non-profit outreach program for the inner-city of Wake Forest, NC) to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside. This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.
We selected “Porch” as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular. They are central to southern culture. They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.
A total of $2,000 in awards will be presented to three winners. The Grand Prize winner’s design will be constructed on site overseen by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and will receive $1,000 in prize money.
via ReSpace Competition – challenge.
Iris Ramos created a lamp from an unknown piece of machinery. She calls it Dr. “Frankenstein’s Laboratory Light.”
In the art category, the winners were Iris Ramos of Homestead for “Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory Light”; Cory Bonnet of Ohio Township, who paints Pittsburgh scenes on old oak doors; Jane Freund of Forest Hills for pottery incorporating shards of glass and ceramic; and Scott Allman of O’Hara for knives made from lawn mower blades.
Scott Allman forged a knife and fork set hand from an old lawn mower blade.
via Reuse Inspiration Contest proves everything old is new again when creative types get to work – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWD) Reuse Warehouse is coordinating Houston’s participation in the 2013 National Reuse Contest, sponsored by The Reuse People (TRP). Projects built primarily of used building materials and completed within the year are eligible for submission. TRP will award gift certificates of $1,000, $500 and $250 to the first, second and third place winners of the National Contest, redeemable at a local reuse store to be determined, and will display annotated photos of the winning entries at various green building shows and expositions throughout the year.
Houston entries, received by the August 31, 2013 deadline, will be judged by Mayor Annise Parker, businessman and philanthropist Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Dan Phillips of the Phoenix Commotion. The three winners, announced September 30, 2013, will automatically be entered in the national contest. TRP will select the national first, second and third place winners on October 30, 2013.
via Build from trash, win a prize at 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition – Your Houston News: Living.
How creative are you?
Long before last year’s Inspiring Salvage Contest, people were finding creative new uses for the recycled and surplus building materials sold at Construction Junction. So the Post-Gazette and the nonprofit retailer in Point Breeze are having the contest again and getting artists involved.
Melissa and Stephen Neely of Point Breeze reused old freezer doors as hanging barn doors.
The Reuse Inspiration Contest is seeking examples of creative reuse in home renovation or art projects. Three winners will be chosen in each of the two categories by judges from the PG and CJ and will receive tickets to the Big Pour beer festival scheduled Sept. 8 at Construction Junction. Photos of the winners’ handiwork will appear in that day’s Post-Gazette and online at post-gazette.com and constructionjunction.org. Some will also be displayed at the sold-out event, a fundraiser for Construction Junction.
Enter online only at http://biz.post-gazette.com/RenovationContest/default.aspx. Entry deadline is Sept. 3. Sorry, last year’s winners are not eligible.
Information: post-gazette.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1978.
via How creative are you? Reuse Inspiration Contest finds out – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.