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Reuse is common sense: FCRBE campaign

Reuse is common sense: FCRBE campaign

Reusing building materials is common sense. But is it feasible? How can we make it happen? This video gives an insight into the construction industry’s waste problem and encourages more reuse amongst construction professionals.

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ReWind LGBTQI+ Monument

ReWind LGBTQI+ Monument

Watch the short documentary and discover how the synergy of different professionals and organisations created this amazing intervention of place-making.

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Viisi Circular Office Design

Viisi Circular Office Design

A worn-out bowling alley floor, deadstock Trespa tabletops, vintage lamps, and ‘heraklith’ acoustic system ceiling panels were redesigned to give a sustainable yet classy looking ‘living room for academics’. The space is used both as a lunchtime canteen and evening seminar room.

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Blade Made

Blade Made

At Superuse, waste rotor blades are seen as structural and aesthetic elements for large scale, worldwide use in design and architecture. Blade made designs reduce wind energy waste and provide an opportunity for later recovery of valuable composite materials.

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Zero Waste Building

Zero Waste Building

The short documentary ‘Zero-waste building’ quotes the title of the book published in 2016 by the protagonist Paola Altamura, Ph.D. architect at “Sapienza” the University of Rome, co-founder of the Atlante Inerti Project.

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Harvest Map Milan Expansion

Harvest Map Milan Expansion

Video campaign as a project report of the expansion of the Harvest Map in the area of Milan, Italy. Result of a workshop given by Dutch pioneer architect Césare Peeren: according to the SuperUse philosophy WASTE SHOULD NOT EXIST.

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Superuse on site: Villa Maggiore

Superuse on site: Villa Maggiore

An Italian villa is used as teaching ground by Dutch waste architects to spread circular design tools, methods and thinking to Italian designers, architects, contractors and industry.

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People’s Pavilion | Dutch Design Week 2017

People’s Pavilion | Dutch Design Week 2017

The People’s Pavilion is designed to promote the value of a closed-loop, or “circular”, construction system, which involves thinking beyond the life of the building, so that little or no waste is produced as a result.

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Rabo Bank by Refunc

Rabo Bank by Refunc

Watch here a short video composed of stop motions and time-lapse during the reconstructing of the Rabobank interior based in Maarssen, Utrecht, NL. The project is about reusing old office materials from the bank and designing the interior by giving them a new function and contemporary aesthetics.

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Print Your City

Print Your City

The New Raw launch Print Your City. A short documentary which includes the interview with the founders of The New Raw.

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WHY

RE-USE.EU was created to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise, experiences in material engineering, design, architecture, and city-making.
In the modern era, architecture and the building industry are creating thirty percent of waste worldwide. Waste in nature does not exist, and we believe that from nature, we can still learn how to analyze and improve our production cycles, saving resources and decreasing the impact we have on the planet.

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting.     We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”

Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, inventor, and futurist.

Powered by oil, we have dug out more than enough resources.
Now it is time to reuse and cascade the materials we have around us through endless loops of design and re-design.”

Césare Peeren

Dutch architect and pioneer of sustainable solutions. Co-founder of Superuse.

HOW

Capture

Photo & Video

We believe in the documentation of projects and case-studies as a catalyst to disseminate the practice of creative reuse. We like to execute it through photography, film, and interviews. We are currently displaying our content, but we invite professionals to submit curated content.

Study

Knowledge is Power

 Documentation of projects and case-studies needs to be executed, curated, analyzed, edited, and discussed to gain new awareness regarding their potential. Waste streams occur worldwide in the same or similar patterns; therefore, we believe in sharing ideas and sustainable solutions.

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Editorial
Our expertise lies in both communication and project management. Project reports and press-releases are the main goals to reach a good overview of the work done and invìcrease the chance of publication across our network and our social media.

WHAT

Education

Waste to Treasure 

To disseminate the practice of RE-USE we have created and tested some educational modules that cover different aspects, highlighting both regulations and practical solutions. In the foram of a seminar, our theoretical module includes three main sections: opening and inspirational session, regulatory session, introduction to material harvest, and adaptive design.

Workshops

Knowledge is Power

The most effective way to implement our action is to combine lectures with practical workshops for material harvesting and prototyping.
So far, we have been implementing the Harvest Map in various European countries, allowing architects and designers to connect with local companies and institutions to provide the new material sources.

Design & Build

Design as Politics

We like to empower local institutions and professionals with new methods and resources. Together we can sustainably improve our cities. Material harvesting, prototyping, and construction mean to respond to our local needs with a new approach. Prototyping is the most effective way to evaluate the potential of new material streams.

WHO

RE-USE.EU was founded in 2017 by Denis Guzzo, who is contributing as a content manager, publishing his work and connecting professionals.

Elisa Saturno is responsible for project management and editing.

Thanks to their experience and various projects they have been involved in, they are connected to the European network of reused-based and social design.

Denis Guzzo

is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, producer, and content specialist who graduated in communication design from the Royal Academy of Arts in Te Hague, the Netherlands, in 2010.

He intensively documented the work of Superuse for teen years now. His work has been exhibited and screened internationally.
His photographs were published in magazines such as A+U, BBC, Icon, Metropolis M, New York Times, Volume, in many books and on book covers. Find out more at denisguzzo.com

Elisa Saturno

is a social designer and lecturer based in Milan, Italy. She is specialized in developing strategic design processes, social design activities, workshops for community development, and engagement.

Elisa has been pioneering the use of Harvest Map in Italy ad contributing to the educational action of RE-USE.EU by analyzing industrial waste materials flows to locate and define sources for professional upcycling. Elisa is also co-founder of CommunityToolkit.it

CONTACT

Network

At RE-USE.EU, we strive to connect professionals and create a network that can help us in our mission. Please get in touch or subscribe to our NewsLetter to stay up to date with our activities.

Contribute

We would be grateful if you could get in touch if you have projects, research, or case-studies worth spreading. We especially appreciate curated content, book reviews, notifications regarding events and exhibitions.

Join Us

You need a team to build a dream!
We are looking for ambassadors in each EU country. Are you in? Please get in touch.

Get in touch

NL +31 624 616367
ES +34 684 149045
IT +39 339 1503757

 

LIBRARY

REUSE eBook by Macarthur Foundation

REUSE eBook by Macarthur Foundation

Reuse – Rethinking packaging, free eBook Converting 20% of plastic packaging into reuse models is a USD 10 billion business opportunity that benefits customers and represents a crucial element in the quest to eliminate plastic waste and pollution....

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Resource Salvation: The Architecture of Reuse

Resource Salvation: The Architecture of Reuse

RESOURCE SALVATION The Architecture of Reuse A valuable source of information, insight, and fresh ideas about a crucial aspect of the growing sustainable design movement Author: Mark Gorgolewski Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 296 Pages paperback eBook...

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Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE BUILT HERITAGE Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline Image and text courtesy of the Publisher Publisher : Routledge Paperback : 256 pages Language: English ISBN-10 : 1138062766 Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing...

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The Future of Architecture

The Future of Architecture

Author: Herman Hertzberger, Anna Heringer, Jean-Philippe Vassal With contribuitions by: Kamiel Klaasse, Nanne de Ru, Jan Jongert, Marijn Schenk, Hedwig Heinsman, Rudy Stroink. Publisher: Uitgever:nai010 Uitgevers ISBN: 978-94-6208-082-9 At eighty,...

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