Architectural Reclamation: Creating a More Sustainable Built Environment | green streets |
Today's complex environmental problems require innovative solutions from all parties involved, with one increasingly popular strategy involving recycled and reused materials in architectural practice.

An increasingly popular strategy is to recycle and reuse materials in architectural practice. A variety of materials receive the reuse treatment: shipping containers are all the rage in both residential and commercial architecture, while reclaimed timber has seen increasing popularity in architecture as well as interior design. When architects utilise material reclamation in their buildings, it is a sign that there is an awareness that the built environment must respond adequately to the challenges of environmental degradation...

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