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Frederic Dalbin

Architect, Wright & Dalbin Architects in El Paso

Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse

PRESENTED ON OCT 15, 2016
IN EL PASO @ VOL 14

Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings.  This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time:  energy depletion and environmental degradation.  Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.

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Vegetable Waste Reuse Project - yoU TO Nara

BY OOKAWA KENTA
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Kenta Ookawa presents the UTON project, which aims at reusing discarded products of the agricultural process around Nara.

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Reduce, Reuse, Refuse

BY SAMATHY WOO
@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Samathy Woo has grown a casual get-together of 3 friends to an online swap or "care-to-share" community of over 1000. She discusses overconsumption, reducing waste, and why expensive things are of no value if you don't use them. 

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Historic Preservationist

BY JASON HITCHCOCK
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Jason Hitchcock gives us a look at design in adaptive reuse.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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One Planet. Not Three.

BY DUNCAN BAKER-BROWN
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 28, 2017

A motivating, inspiring and truthful visual tale of how we need to rethink what materials we are using and how we use them by architect Duncan Baker-Brown.

How can we save this planet by thoughtful design and practice? 

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

BY MARTA GAZDA-AUSKALNIS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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Sustainable Containers

BY MARK WILLE
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Builder Mark Wille is the go to guy for construction, green materials, sustainable consulting, net zero projects, passive house projects & a variety of types of off-site building technologies.  Here he talks about his passions for sustainabiity and shipping containers.

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Il était une fois une porte de réemploi

BY MOINET MORGAN
@ VOL 32 ON OCT 25, 2018

Morgan Moinet est le fondateur et l'administrateur du site materiauxreemploi.com, un site de veille et d’actualité qui s’intéresse au Réemploi des Matériaux de Construction. Lors de son intervention, il nous expliquera ce qu’est le réemploi, pourquoi cette pratique ancestrale connaît un renouveau sans précédent et pourquoi c’est une pratique géniale ! Il nous parlera également de son activité de conseil et du site de veille et d’information qu’il administre : materiauxreemploi.com.