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Oxbow Field Station is a Student-Made Box on Stilts Built from Reclaimed Materials
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 5, 2011 @ 12:13 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments
80% of the building materials  were salvaged and reused, including the concrete, wood, steel, plastic, and glass. In addition to these, the remaining 20% of new materials were sourced either locally or from the region, keeping the building’s overall carbon footprint  decidedly low. Existing wood trellis frames were disassembled, milled and repurposed as the ladder wall and building envelope.
Salvaged cottage decking was used to build both the interior floor and the rooftop observation deck, and 200 salvaged fluorescent light  covers make up the exterior cladding, creating a lovely dappled light effect. Windows originally constructed in 1910 were also reused. New materials were really only employed for the post and beam  construction. And when the nearby Red river floods? A handy canoe will allow access to the studio.
+ Eduard Epp 
Via Arch Daily 
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 artist colony: http://organizedwisdom.com/houston-hive-is-a-sustainable-village-made-from-500-shipping-containers-inhabitat-green-design-will-save-the-world/3796957/nxi/med
 Built near a floodplain: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-interview-8-questions-with-architect-tom-kundig/rolling_huts_07/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/oxbow-field-station-is-a-student-made-box-on-stilts-built-from-reclaimed-materials/oxbow-2/
 building materials: http://inhabitat.com/company-to-recycle-used-syringes-into-building-materials/
 carbon footprint: http://inhabitat.com/swedish-passive-home-could-cut-carbon-footprint-by-8x/
 fluorescent light: http://inhabitat.com/plumen-rethinking-the-fluorescent-bulb/
 post and beam: http://inhabitat.com/modernest-japanese-home-borrows-from-the-past-with-a-twist/
 + Eduard Epp: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/facstaff/faclist/epp.html
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/123877/oxbow-field-station-eduard-epp-university-of-manitoba-students/
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