• The Architecture of Salvage

    7 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Catie Newell by Alibi Studio. Image Courtesy of Stewart Hicks
    Buildings are like bodies with organs. When this is the case, with a little extra effort, buildings can be dismantled instead of demolishing them. Dismantling involves carefully removing salvageable components, storing them, and finding them new homes. While this solution is not always possible, it can be part of a sustainable effort that - in addition to keeping material out of landfills - preserves the history and memory embedded within unique materials and fragments. It also honors the human labor invested in our environment...
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