Design for Reuse Primer
The Design for Reuse Primer documents 15 new buildings from the U.S. and Canada that feature re-used materials – from timber, bricks or metal cladding taken from old buildings to more extravagant examples of re-use like airplane wings turned into bookshelves. The focus of the book is clearly on the processes of design, construction and materials sourcing. Besides photographs and text, each project documentation contains detailed lists of the type and quantity of re-used materials, as well as the sources that they came from, and an account of the “lessons learned”. A “Learn More” section with glossary and links to online resources (including materials suppliers) round off this highly valuable publication.
According to Public Architecture, the Design for Reuse Primer is part of a larger initiative of the organization to bring reuse stories to light. „ By discussing the challenges and demonstrating the benefits of reclaimed materials, we hope to demystify and inspire reuse“, claims the organization.
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