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Eco-group faces imprisonment after reviving an abandoned Spanish village | Inhabitat

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Currently, six members face more than four years imprisonment each along with a fine of up to $30,000 that will be used to demolish and destroy all of the effort that the group put into rebuilding the village over the last five years.

Source: Eco-group faces imprisonment after reviving an abandoned Spanish village | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A 100-Year-Old Church Transformed Into A Skate Park Painted With Colorful Graffiti | FancyCrime.com

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A historic church in the Spanish city of llanera was transformed into a skate-park earlier this year by La Iglesia Skate; titled Kaos Temple, it has now undergone a second, more colorful transformation at the hands of street-artist Okuda San Miguel.

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Clear Roof Breathes New Life Into Historic Spanish Church | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

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Ferran Vizoso Architects created a new roof for the building that gave it new life while preserving its historic presence. The roof is an enormous transparent skylight that fills the church’s interior with natural light.

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via Clear Roof Breathes New Life Into Historic Spanish Church | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.

Deconstruction for recycling « Greenfudge.org

DA Demolition Conference 2014

The EDA – or European Demolition Association – founded in 1978 is Europe’s largest platform and meeting place for demolition contractors and suppliers. Two of its main goals are, “To set and to promote European standards on demolition techniques and promote recycling of demolition debris”, and “To be involved in improving the legislation concerning the removal, depositing and recycling of demolition debris”. The focus for its June 2014 Madrid event is deconstruction.

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via Deconstruction for recycling « Greenfudge.org.

Waste-handling improvements promised by new software tool – E & T Magazine

New software tool enables more efficient management of dumpsites

The tool could be used for planning operations and closures, determining economic and technical feasibility and responsible every day management. The author of the project, Spanish Master’s Degree student Joan Esteban Altabella  from the University of Jaume, has received the prize for the best paper presented at the 17th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering.

By finding additional purpose for the otherwise useless demolition and construction waste, the tool reduces the environmental impact caused by quarrying. The landfill operators can also achieve substantial cost reductions, if they employ the construction waste instead of landfill aggregate purchased from a quarry.

via Waste-handling improvements promised by new software tool – E & T Magazine.

Skim Milk: Príncipe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura – Design Milk

Skim Milk has a great article on a building renovation in Spain.

It’s a timely piece, as I was just getting schooled by a friend on the importance of the Triangle in structural soundness. He should know, he hangs things above peoples heads for a living!

Enjoy!

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Príncipe’s Box House is a minimal home located in Pontevedra, Spain designed by u+a arquitectura. The renovation was of a 53-square-meter space for a young couple. The apartment is located on the top floor of an old building that was originally divided into five separate rooms. The strategy was to completely empty the space of any of its original structures, as well as the ceiling, which concealed the wooden triangle beams.

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Skim Milk: Príncipe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura in architecture  Category

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