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Noble salvages – History is right at home as architects rethink the remnants of time.

”Generally, the industry knocks something down, sends it to somebody else and it’s recycled,” Ho says. ”What we try to do is keep things on site. Our whole perspective is to demonstrate that we can take responsibility for the things that we consume.”

A chandelier made from a staircase.

A chandelier made from a staircase.

”The old blond brick warehouse on Anstey station was totally covered with graffiti,” Breathe design director Jeremy McLeod says. Bricks salvaged when the building was demolished were reused in the lobby, making a virtue of the graffiti.

”The bricklayers loved it. They’re used to graffiti artists destroying their brickwork, so they got to reassemble it the way they saw fit. The new pixelated effect of the graffiti looks sensational,” McLeod says.

The rear of Cubo house.

The rear of Cubo house.

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Piano Staircase | kilometer zero running eye blog

For one thing it is remarkable to discover, through the process of reverse construction, how much craft and skill goes into making even the most humble piano. The solid maple frame is fleshed out with boards of poplar or birch under a dark swirling skin of walnut or mahogany veneer. Hard, curved beach limbs form the pinblock to space the strings over the thin, flat straight-grained soundboard of Sitka spruce. Metatarsals of hornbeam connect felted hammers through an intricate arrangement of joints and pivots to long fingers of basswood coated with wafer thin slices of white bone ivory and in the gaps between these teeth, black ebony wood.

via Piano Staircase | kilometer zero running eye blog.