File photograph of the Battery Street Tunnel in Seattle during the viaduct’s semiannual inspection in 2009. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation
A mini design competition, titled Recharge the Battery, brought a rich collection of ideas for reusing the tunnel presented in September at a neighborhood space called Block 41 in Belltown. …Over 40 display boards showed how the underground structure could be put to work. Some of them believe it could be a great place for a park, a thrill ride, or maybe a combination of the two.
Source: Mushroom farm? Park? Oh, the possibilities for this Seattle tunnel
Topped by recycled fir baseboards from Jimi Hendrix’ childhood home, this guitar made by luthier Reuben Forsland also has nails and wiring from the home inlaid in all of its fret markers. The “story” guitar is a collaboration between Forsland and Kevin Hennig of Symphontree Music in Sandspit. (Kevin Hennig/Symphontree Music)
Handmade by Reuben Forsland, a Métis luthier in Comox, its soundboard is made from the fir baseboards of Hendrix’ bedroom. Inside the silver fret markers are wires and nails from the home. For the rosette, the decorative trim around the soundhole, Forsland inlaid bits of paint from the Hendrix home floor, encased in 150 pieces of ebony. “That’s what this guy does, all the time,” says Kevin Hennig, owner of SymphonTree Music, a specialized guitar shop based in Sandspit.
Source: Home-made Hendrix guitar lands in Sandspit – Haida Gwaii Observer
Recology CleanScapes Artists in Residence Max Cleary and Meg Hartwig exercises her “scavenging privileges” at SoDo recycling facility.
“What’s interesting about recycled materials is that when it comes down to it, they’re all just things caught in a cycle of being acquired and passed on,” Cleary observed in April, early in his residency. “The materials I find within Recology’s recycling stream have the potential to contain richer, more unexpected backgrounds and be in unpredictable states, which is exciting to me.”
Source: SoDo’s Recology CleanScapes Program Gives Seattle Artists Mountain of Trash
Reclaimed wood interior and amazing chainsaw chandelier.
20 plus years of experience working in other BBQ restaurants followed by 3 years of testing our own recipes and rubs out of our Airstream trailer food truck has brought us here. All of our meats come from sustainable farms in Washington and Oregon that pride themselves on organic, hormone free, pasture raised, free range, well taken care of animals!
Source: About Us – Two Shoe BBQ
Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.
“Crowds come to the Roastery from all over the world,” Gale said. “To have the Roastery in a historic location – reminiscent of the original Pike Place store – really takes you emotionally to the next level.”
via EPR Retail News | Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.
All of the building materials were reclaimed, repurposed, and/or sustainable, giving the exterior its unique look.
via Home Uses Sustainable & Reclaimed Materials – Design Milk.
These repurposed building materials include metal and wood from a deconstructed barn in the nearby Willamette Valley. The corrugated metal they collected from this barn was turned into exterior cladding of the house, as well as to build the garden fence. The overhang above the rooftop deck was made from repurposed barn wood. The builders also used repurposed concrete for the pathway leading to the home, and they reclaimed this from a removed public sidewalk.
via Energy Efficient Reclaimed Modern House.
On January 23rd at MOHAI we honored those working for a more healthy and livable region, celebrating the accomplishments in our community.
RE-USE Consulting for finding sustainable alternatives to demolition.
via Sustainable Seattle | Awards.
The Seattle City Council adopted a goal for recycling 70 percent of construction waste by 2020 — the driving force behind the new requirements. We are confident this is achievable.
via Seattle DJC.com local business news and data – Environment – Seattle is clamping down on waste from construction and demolition.
Joel Blaschke, co-owner of Ballard Reuse, shows off a lounge chair made from salvaged fir and crafted by fellow Ballard Reuse staffer James Taylor. Blaschke is sitting atop a pile of salvaged fir.
With the new business license comes a new partnership; Ballard Reuse will be teaming up with Seattle ReCreative, a local nonprofit with a mission quite similar to Ballard Reuse, but with a focus: the arts. Fiscally sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the group aims to have art classes and workshops for both children and adults, as well as exhibition space.
via With recycling, Re Store becomes Ballard Reuse | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times.
Michael Marian welds part of a desk together at his shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. (Ken Lambert/MCT)
The couple also enlisted Marian to make a kitchen pantry featuring a 300-pound, vintage fire door hung upon hinges from 1910. It slides on a bracket to reveal shelves made of metal from cars and license plates.
“I call his work art because I think he’s an artist,” she said. “These things came from an old burned-out warehouse and someone was going to toss it. But Michael made it something beautiful. And now I see him everywhere, which is a true testament to his work. I don’t think anyone explodes on the scene without deserving it.”
Travis Farber in the Ballard shop he shares with business partner Michael Marian. The table is made from wood from gyms, barns and old houses. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/MCT)
via Imperfectly fine | MailTribune.com.
This is so pretty it hurts. Bring on the pain with the guys at NKBuild.
Cedar Post Rail Bench. Reclaimed weathered lumber and steel.
via Furniture: Wood and Steel « NKBuild.
Located in a converted warehouse space in Fremont, the restaurant’s interiors were designed by Heliotrope Architects.
via The Whale Wins: A Seattle Restaurant Inspired by the Sea: Remodelista.
GIG HARBOR, WASH., OCT. 22, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Homeowners can claim an iconic piece of Seattle’s history with the special edition “Salvage Wood” Sliding Barn Doors exclusively from Real Carriage Door Co. Each wood plank has been salvaged from the original Rainier Brewing Co. Cold Storage Facility located in the Georgetown district of Seattle.
via GIG HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 22, 2013: Real Carriage Door Co. Introduces Residential Salvage Barn Door Line | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online.
On Monday, December 10, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance taking the next step towards zero waste in the construction/demolition arena. The ordinance prohibits recyclable material from being disposed of in construction and demolition garbage containers, railhead intermodal containers, and the City’s transfer stations. It also creates a construction waste recycling facility certification program to ensure that there will be recycling facilities available, and requires construction and demolition waste generators to submit reports that document how they dispose of their waste.
via Richard Conlin » Blog Archive » ZERO WASTE IN CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION.
Seattle’s old buildings: Opportunities, not obstacles
Seattle’s old buildings should be maintained and upgraded as the city evolves, says writer Lawrence Kreisman, program director of Historic Seattle. Reusing these old buildings, he says, is one of the best ways to improve the environment. It’s much greener than building green from scratch. And it can make good business sense.
via Pacific NW | Seattle’s old buildings: Opportunities, not obstacles | Seattle Times Newspaper.