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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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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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Transforming a hose dryin tower

BY JELLE VERHEIJEN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Architect Jelle Verheijen and the ‘brandmeester’. A story about his passion to transform old buildings and how he, together with Alice Clijncke, succeeded to put new life in a former fire hose drying tower.

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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.