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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | Ford Calumet Environmental Center | U/C

Studio Gang Architects:


http://www.studiogang.net/site/projects_b4.htm


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From their website: In order to educate visitors on the past and present of the Calumet region's unique patchwork of industrial and natural areas this project re-conceptualizes the way the building is constructed.

Like a 'nest', materials for the building are collected from things abundant, nearby, and discarded. The design is composed of salvaged steel from the Calumet industrial region and other discarded recyclable materials such as slag. In highlighting these materials, the building demonstrates the sustainable principle of re-use.....


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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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Whoa, I really like this. A fitting design for its purpose. The cutout at the top reminds me of the Church of Light in Japan by Tadao Ando. Very nice!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #4
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^ Awesome - I hadn't seen this render before.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #5
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Great eco building!
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