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Green demolition can create jobs for those in need | Star Tribune

Photo: Jay Young, The Evansville Courier & Press via Associated Press

Deconstruction is new to the Twin Cities, and one Minneapolis social enterprise called Better Futures Minnesota is leading the charge. It offers work crews for hire to provide deconstruction services, property maintenance, appliance recycling, groundskeeping and more. But off the clock, the men who work at Better Futures also get help with housing, healing and recovery, and personal coaching — helping these formerly incarcerated or homeless men turn their lives around.

A demolition boom is upon us, and we have a choice as a community. Demolish and send it to the dump, or deconstruct for less money, less waste and more green jobs.

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Our friend and carpenter Mike Dyke bought a beautiful barn, which felt into ruins. Piece by piece, element by element was demounted and set to repair and placed back. This project is a result of the team´s total dedication to wood, to tradition, to handcraft and details. We call this joint venture «labor of love».

Photos: Nils Petter Dahle


28 Posti | Adaptive reuse restaurant in Italy uses reclaimed furniture made by prison inmates

The translation from Italian to English is a bit rough, but you get the idea.

The restaurant room is cozy and intimate, only 28 covers. It is located in a quiet street in the heart of Navigli’s neighbor, Precisely, where in the past was located the historical club “Karaoke Sing Milan.”

The architectural project is designed according to Functional the original spatial characteristics and it is supplied with furniture Entirely producted with waste materials.

The kitchen is the soul of the project: the guests can have access to it through a quick passage at the entrance and though a loophole in the main room Which Reveals the preparation of foods.

Our cuisine is oriented toward ethical values, attentive to the quality of food, the respect for the environment and the fairness of the production processes. Whose The convicts of the penitentiary not have been Able to benefit from the Art.21 Could participate on to the construction process. After this important experience, the restaurant will continue with diligence to be devoted to the reinstatement of disadvantaged groups.

28 Posti | Concept.