the way we live

superuse

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architechnophilia, a wonderful blog we’ve mentioned before, had another great link the other day. superuse is a website that celebrates the unique and creative reuse and recycling of objects and products. i love the ingenuity presented on this site. some of my favorite examples are the “billbirdhouse” (pictured above) in which road and street signs were reused in order to make brilliantly colored birdhouses and the “airconditioning” (pictured below) in which old air ducts were reclaimed in order to make an very interesting office desk. it isn’t just the fact that superuse documents recycling projects that makes it so great, it’s the fact that they celebrate the artistic ingenuity and creativity of reusing materials. head over and check it out.

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9 April 2007 - Posted by | materials, products, society

1 Comment »

  1. Superuse is an online community of designers, architects and everybody else who is interested in inventive ways of recycling.

    Now Superuse gives away a free copy of its new book every week to the most active contributor to the site. ‘superuse, constructing new architecture by shortcutting material flows’ is written by Ed van Hinte and 2012Architects and published by 010 publishers.
    So join http://www.superuse.org and add your favourite examples of reuse in design and architecture….

    Comment by superuse | 3 May 2007 | Reply


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