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A sustainable model for the second life of buildings.

Architecture News - Mar 01, 2011 - 11:11   8146 views

Materials science has been one of the fastest-growing frontiers of innovation, particularly in the realm of sustainable design. Yet there seems to be an odd disconnect between our desire to reinvent tomorrows materials and our failure to intelligently address the life-cycle of todays. This is precisely what Syracuse-based project D-build is trying to change through a new model for materials reuse and upcycling in building deconstruction, using principles of design thinking to change the afterlife of architecture.