Reuse & Recycling

 

Reuse & Recycling

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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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    Product: ShetkaStone

    Recycled wastepaper upcycled into a range of surfacing products.

     
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    Product: Kirei Windfall

    Engineered wood panels reclaimed from demolished buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

     
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    Sustainable Sourcing

    The collapse of the housing market has forced many homeowners to make some tough choices. Until the market recovers, many who stay put are opting to fix up what they have with small-scale remodels and renovations.

     
  • Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments

    San Francisco / David Baker + Partners

     
 
 
 

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