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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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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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Pavilions of Dreams

BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

 

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Land Trust of North Alabama

BY BEN PAYMENT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Ben Payment gives us the lowdown on what the Land Trust of North Alabama has been up to, along with loads of important information on population growth and land preservation.

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2nd Hand Scenery

BY MATTHEW DOOLAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."

From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. 

It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

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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?