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Materials for a Healthy, Ecological and Sustainable Built Environment by Maibritt Pedersen Zari, Brenda Vale, Emina K. Petrovic

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Lambie House

Deconstruction and eco-refurbishment

John Storey,    Symbiosis Architects and Consultants, Nelson, New Zealand

Abstract

The author carried out a major redesign and eco-renovation of a house in Wellington, New Zealand, that incorporated deconstruction and materials reuse as major imperatives in its design approach. This case study explores the deconstruction and the reconstruction of this house using components and materials recovered from the original house. The challenges, opportunities, successes, and the problems encountered together with their resolution are described. Waste reduction policies employed and the use of reused and recycled materials in the redesign are also discussed. The case study concludes with a discussion ...

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