Reuse & Recycling

 

Reuse & Recycling

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    Designing Buildings to Clean and Reuse Wastewater

    On-site graywater treatment systems offer an efficient solution for water conservation, if designers are willing to invest the time and effort.

     
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    Product: Mason Greenstar Blox

    Discarded telephone books and newspapers find a greater purpose as a building block.

     
  • 2012 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project: Music and Science Building

    The latest addition to Hood River Middle School in Hood River, Ore., designed by Opsis Architecture integrates permaculture education into a National Historic Landmark site.

     
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    Type Casting

    Adapting convention centers, one city at a time.

     
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    Turning an old Chicago warehouse into a new family home

    An inventive rehabbing of a flatiron-shaped 1920s warehouse building included carving out courtyard and atrium spaces.

     
  • A Look at Carpet Reclamation at Interface

    A slideshow of Interface’s manufacturing and reclamation processes that revolutionized the carpet industry as well as the mindset of businesses toward sustainability.

     
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    Product: Salvatori Lithoverde

    Made of 99% pre-consumer waste from stone yards and 1% natural resin, these masonry blocks are made of stone scraps layered with a soy-based binder.

     
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    Guest Perks

    Can motel retrofits offer an investor-friendly model for affordable housing?

     
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    Deconstruction, Reconstruction

    Wang Shu's use of materials both exploits and exposes China's reckless approach to building.

     
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    Recycling Building Materials

    Recent national and grassroots initiatives open the door for reuse to have a greater role in sustainable design.

     
 
 
 

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