Redux: Designs that Reveal, Recycle, and Redefine

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In varying shades of green, Redux features stunning homes that were built or remodeled to be healthier to live in, easier on the environment, more energy efficient and comfortable, and longer lasting than conventionally built homes.

Homes showcased span the spectrum of reuse, from places where the recycling story is behind the walls to homes that wear their salvage on their sleeves. Many are eco-sensitive renovations of old or not-so-old houses. Some are green adaptations of ...

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Overview

In varying shades of green, Redux features stunning homes that were built or remodeled to be healthier to live in, easier on the environment, more energy efficient and comfortable, and longer lasting than conventionally built homes.

Homes showcased span the spectrum of reuse, from places where the recycling story is behind the walls to homes that wear their salvage on their sleeves. Many are eco-sensitive renovations of old or not-so-old houses. Some are green adaptations of buildings or other structures not originally intended to house people. Still others are brand-new homes built with reused materials, from salvaged airplane flaps to discarded billboards.

Complete with practical tips and helpful resources, Redux offers a host of solutions for creating a green home with recycled, reused, and environmentally healthy materials. Whether you are remodeling, redecorating, or building from the ground up, you'll find that today's ecological design is diverse, covering the spectrum from cutting edge to traditional, from subtle to in-your-face, from city apartments to suburban dwellings to rural retreats.

Jennifer Roberts has spent her career helping people make choices—at home and at work—that are easier on the environment. As a freelance writer and editor she advocates ways in which we can improve our environment and enrich our lives by building better buildings. She has worked as an environmental specialist for a Fortune 500 company and, in the early 1990s, she helped launch San Francisco's first environmental general stores, which introduced consumers to organically grown cotton clothes, energy-efficient lighting, colorful tableware made from recycled materials, and a host of other healthy and environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday household products. Educated at Dartmouth College and Stanford University, she has professional accreditation from LEED, the U.S. Green Building Council program that recognizes expertise in green building practices and principles. She is also the author of Good Green Homes: Creating Better Homes for a Healthier Planet. Roberts lives in San Francisco.

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These books take a look at the reuse of materials for the home, each with a slightly different approach. Obolensky (The Not So Big House) presents the reuse of materials as a way of saving money. She describes 27 homes located across the United States that have either been renovated, adapted from other spaces, enlarged by additions, or newly constructed and explains how builders and inhabitants approached the design. Color photos show the completed dwellings with captions pointing out the cost-saving details (e.g., formica countertops, prefab cabinets). Roberts (Good Green Homes) examines "green" design-homes that are eco-sensitive, energy efficient, made of recycled materials, and yet comfortable and attractive. She visits 11 homes that have been renovated, adapted from another use, or newly constructed. Sidebars provide tips on finding recycled building materials and organizations involved in eco-sensitive design as well as explanations of the complications that can arise from constructing an energy-efficient home. A resource guide provides a wealth of contacts for locating builders, architects, and designers and suppliers of energy-efficient and recycled building materials. Both books are recommended for academic, professional, and large public library collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586857011
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/7/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Roberts launched two retail stores in San Francisco specalizing in environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods; amd is freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building design and systems.

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From a green point of view, renovation has a lot going for it.

Reusing a home rather than building from the ground up means you're not encroaching on wildlands or farmlands. Reuse also takes advantage of existing infrastructure - roads, utility lines, sewer services and the like. And unless you're doing a gut remodel that strips the building to its skeleton, reuse uses a lot less stuff, from lumber and drywall to nails and screws.

But don't confuse a regular renovation with a green renovation. Eco-friendly reuse means renovating not just with an eye to updating interiors or adding rooms, but with an emphasis on slashing energy use, protecting natural resources and providing healthy indoor air quality.

Ratchet Up the Reuse

Reusing an existing building is a good green strategy, but why stop there? Ratchet up the reuse by getting creative with salvaged and recycled materials as you renovate your home. Depending on your tastes, your reuse of old stuff can be subtle or bold, as you'll see in the four homes featured in this section.

In the chapter "Modernism Redux," bamboo cabinet faces conceal cabinet boxes made of strawboard - similar to particleboard but made from waste straw. Stealth reuse, you might call it. "No House Is an Island" takes us to a Martha's Vineyard home renovated with wood reclaimed from river bottoms and old beer-brewing tanks. What stands out is fine craftsmanship and gorgeous wood, not any sense that the home is built from salvage.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

What's Inside

Rewards of Reuse

Why Reuse Matters (My Trash Is Your Trash)

Slow Food and Delicious Homes

Is Reuse Worth the Trouble? (It Isn't Always Easy Being Green)

Five (Relatively) Easy Pieces

1 RENOVATION

MODERNISM REDUX |Hollin Hills, Virginia| Mid-Century Modernism Meets Green Design Energy Efficiency Green at Home, Green at Work, Green at the Spa Building Reuse Hierarchy

NO HOUSE IS AN ISLAND |Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts| Craftsmanship, Community and Environmental Stewardship Tips for Buying Salvaged Wood John Abrams on South Mountain Company Using Salvage on a Smaller Scale

OUT ON A LIMB |Moraga, California| A Toppled Oak Sets the Tone for the Renovation of a 1970s Home Wood Woes Where to Find Good Old Stuff

SPARE PARTS |Berkeley, California| Condos Clad in Road Signs Revive a Neglected Property The Air You Breathe Staying Light on Your Feet with Salvage Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

2 ADAPTATION

TURNING KOO'S CORNER |Vancouver, British Columbia| Transforming an Auto Repair Shop into City Homes Brownfields Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing and Green Building

A VERY COOL ICEHOUSE |Brooklyn, New York| An Artist and an Environmentalist Transform a Derelict Brooklyn Warehouse Old Stuff to Be Wary Of Green-It-Yourself

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND |Los Angeles, California| Humble Cargo Containers Meet High Style Building with Containers Plug & Play from the Office of Mobile Design

3 NEW CONSTRUCTION

BEAUTY & BRAINS |Gardnerville, Nevada| Raising the Bar for Ecologically Intelligent Design Reinventing the Wheel: Where Salvage & Solar Power Meet Winging It: Inventive Responses to a Tough Climate
PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER |Minneapolis, Minnesota| Deconstructing a '50s Rambler and Reconstructing a Bold New Home The Vinyl Debate Deconstruct, Don't Demolish
BACK TO BASICS |Healdsburg, California| A Strawbale Dogtrot in Sonoma's Wine Country Strawbale Resources Ag-Waste Fly Ash
PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE |Belmont, California| Arkin Tilt Architects at Work, and a Family at Home From Old Tires to New Roofs Maximum Kick with Minimum Impact

GLOSSARY
RESOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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