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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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.
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.
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.