Tag Archives: window reuse

Artist builds incredible stained-glass cabin in the middle of the woods | Inhabitat 

Neile Cooper, Mohawk, New Jersey

The tiny retreat is made almost entirely from repurposed window frames and lumber, and its handcrafted stained glass panels depict flowers, birds, butterflies, and other nature-inspired scenes.

Neile Cooper, Mohawk, New Jersey

Source: Artist builds incredible stained-glass cabin in the middle of the woods | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zero-Waste Town Creates Buildings From Reclaimed Materials

The Kamikazt Public House embraces the zero-waste mission of Kamikatsu within its blueprint, displaying a number of curated eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious choices within its design. The structure possesses openings throughout, where cool air can flow in during the summer season, including the building’s eight-meter-tall wall of windows made from an assortment of reclaimed materials from nearby abandoned houses. The building also possesses reclaimed tiles for the flooring, a chandelier made from bottles and newspapers repurposed into wallpaper while the exterior boasts reclaimed cedarwood boards colored with naturally derived persimmon tannin paint.

Source: Zero-Waste Town Creates Buildings From Reclaimed Materials

Green Building: Why Waste a Window? — Environmental Protection

Introduced more than30 years ago, window film today is engineered using advanced technology to deliver energy savings similar to low-e windows, yet at a fraction of what replacement windows cost. Just like new windows and doors, window film is rated by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), so homeowners and property managers can be sure of the benefits. For single-family homes, window film installation costs can range from $4 to $11 per square foot, depending on the location and type of window film installed, and the process can be completed in one or two days, without a major disruption in use of the rooms where the windows are located.

Source: Green Building: Why Waste a Window? — Environmental Protection

Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium | Colossal

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Over the last year, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook began working with repurposed wood panels, doors, and furniture to construct giant faces on the side of buildings.

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Reuse, repurpose, upcycle: what it looks like – Richland Source: Life & Culture News

Window-Door House

She doesn’t just sell everything though. Most of her furniture in her home, she made. One day, she was inspired to make a house out of windows and doors. She uses it for tea parties with her friends and it sits to the side of her house in Mansfield.

via Reuse, repurpose, upcycle: what it looks like – Richland Source: Life & Culture News.

Artist Returns to Glass Work of Her Youth | TheLedger.com

Stained glass artist Shelley Rae Wood says she loves bringing joy to people through her work. PROVIDED BY SHELLEY RAE WOOD

“I believe too many things are thrown away,” she explains. “I make it into art and make it pretty.”

Sometimes, she uses whole pieces and adheres them together, creating high-relief sculptures within a frame. In others, she either breaks pieces or uses already broken pieces to create whimsical compositions that resemble more traditional stained glass work.

via Artist Returns to Glass Work of Her Youth | TheLedger.com.

Waste not by giving stained glass windows a new life | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times

A stained-glass window is one of two pairs remaining from a 1904 house.

Earthwise got the windows when a South Park man decided to rent out his home after living there for 25 years, according to Earthwise director Kadence Englehardt. Rather than risk the windows being broken by renters, the man brought them to the salvage shop to ensure their safety.

via Waste not by giving stained glass windows a new life | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times.

Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz on Vimeo

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In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.

Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time travelling the country looking for adventure. Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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via Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz on Vimeo.

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Spotlight: Art and Reuse | Bucktown Arts Festival

Spotlight: Art and Reuse

We’ve been thinking a lot about the amazing art that is made through the reuse of materials that would once have been called waste. A visit to the ReBuilding Exchange, filled with reclaimed doors, windows, knobs and so much more, proved a fertile hunting ground for inspiration. But it is the artists of the Bucktown Arts Fest who always manage to amaze us with their ability to reinvent.

Emmy Star Brown takes old Chicago windows and transforms them with free drawn paint or pen into magical pieces of whimsy.

via Spotlight: Art and Reuse | Bucktown Arts Festival.

Designing a Bath with Architectural Salvage

One room that is perfect for letting your imagination soar when considering recycled materials is the bathroom.

Window frames and casings  aren’t just for windows any longer.  Antique window frames can easily be mounted as shelving and a unique casing works well as a custom mirror frame.

 

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10 Architectural Salvage Ideas for Windows

Lovely article on the creative reuse of windows. Go check out the entire post. Meanwhile here’s a little teaser.

 Today’s curation delves deep into the realm of DIY projects and broad, inspired creativity; architectural elements that once let the light shine into an interior space are now serving as jewelry holders, wall art, headboards, coffee tables and more.  It’s architectural salvage ideas at their finest; a little sanding, imagination and a fresh coat of paint yield amazing results when executed properly.

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via 10 Architectural Salvage Ideas for Windows.

Lewiston: ‘Frame Works’ fundraiser to benefit Lewiston Opera Hall

Artist Gene Kulbago with his stained glass `Frameworks` piece.

If you have some interesting old window frames sitting around the garage, recycle/reuse them for an exciting art project that will benefit the restoration of one of the most historic buildings in the village, the Lewiston Opera Hall at 736 Center St.

Here is a chance to show off your talent and help generate funds to keep the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall in good repair. Let your imagination and creativity go wild. Decorate an old window in whatever medium you want.

via Lewiston: ‘Frame Works’ fundraiser to benefit Lewiston Opera Hall.

Couple breaking into the art world with recycled glass mosaics | Yakima Herald-Republic

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YAKIMA, Wash. — In rusts and indigos and the brilliant hues of a sunset, this couple is doing something no one else in Yakima is officially able to do — they’re recycling glass.

Jeremy Bartheld and Michelle Lester are transforming used bottles and jars into art.

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It’s trash becoming treasure, they say.

“We’re taking a discarded commodity and turning it into something people can appreciate,” Bartheld explains.

“It’s how you look at it,” he says. “When you create art out of something that’s been thrown away, it draws your emotions out.”

The couple begin with an old, wooden-framed glass window, envisions a design and glues broken pieces of recycled glass in a pattern on one side. The result is a luminous piece of art.

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The process of turning waste into a mosaic creates radiance — one window glows with branches of a tree curling toward an azure sky, while swirls of scarlet, green, blue and white gleam in another.

Creativity and sustainability are hallmarks of how Bartheld and Lester live, so it wasn’t much of a leap to think about rescuing glass from the bin of eternal waste.

“One of our concerns was all the glass in the landfill,” Lester explains. “It takes so long to deteriorate,” adds Bartheld.

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Read the full article via Couple breaking into the art world with recycled glass mosaics | Yakima Herald-Republic.