Reclaimed Wood Architectures Can Save Mother Earth

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    Architecture Architecture Feb 24, 2017 08:51 AM EST


    Reclaimed woods have just become a treasure! Learn here how some stunning architectural structures were made through old doors, windows, columns and other used woods. Find out whether this recycling idea can be the next answer to the growing timber need and save forests.

    In the last few years, many forestlands have been massively stripped of its bountiful trees because of the rising need for lumbers. Thus, global warming has been threateningly affecting the world and now, architecture might have a solution about it with reclaimed woods reuse.

    According to Dezeen, there are now a lot of architects and designers which use reclaimed woods to build their masterpieces. S+PS Architects is currently one of the leading firms that follow this recycling idea. It just actually recreated a Mumbai house with a contemporary look using the old materials.

    "Living in Mumbai, it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city," SP+S Architects discussed the house. "And if looked at closely there are many lessons to be learned in frugality, adaptability, multi-tasking, resourcefulness and ingenuity," they added.

    Through the idea, they followed "found object, ad-hoc, eclectic, patched and collage" concept. Reclaimed woods now enter the scene, the architects salvaged the materials from demolished buildings then puzzle fit them.

    The doors, windows, concrete frames and other parts of the house are now a stunning looker. It highly represents the architecture's past and future.

    In another report by Archidose, it highlighted Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz's West Virginia Cabin, Studio Boot and Hilberink Bosch Architecten's makeshift construction, and Malka Architecture's Bow-House past reclaimed wood projects. Each of the places has recycled materials that made it all more outstanding.

    Lastly, the reclaimed woods visual statement only shows how everyone can contribute to saving the environment. Hopefully, through the recycling idea forestlands can be saved in the future. The lumber needs will surely decrease a lot with the recycling idea, as what they say "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

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