Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…words that echoed in my first year as an environmental science student. It seems elementary at first but I quickly learned that these 3 words allow humans to arrive at a defendable conclusion of ways in which they might interact sustainably with the environment; and the best part is these words allow creativity. These words have reached many in the design industry and hopefully will continue to do so.
Last December I was lucky enough to take a road trip down to
Recently on Design ℮2, SINGLE speed Design’s Big Dig House was featured because of its use of over 600,000 lbs of recycled materials including concrete and steel. The reclaimed material was once a temporary ramp on I-93 while the Central Artery was being buried underground.
It is obvious to see that these are both creative projects, more creative than the average building. Perhaps designers who are creating a sustainable building have to be more creative. There are more limitations so the designer is forced to think outside the box.