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READER TIP: Birdhouses Upcycled from Discarded Shipping Pallets

Posted By Alexa Parmisano On March 9, 2010 @ 6:45 pm In Architecture,Art,Design,Green Building,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment


Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects [2] recently shared their appreciation of upcycling with youngsters at the Brookwood School Sustainability Fair [3] by teaching them how to turn trash into treasure. The firm taught children at the elementary school how to save simple wooden pallets [4] from the incinerator and craft their very own bird abodes!


The children [1] were provided with a premade kit made from the wooden pallets, and had help from architects on the scene to piece the parts together. The result of their efforts was a batch of adorable, hand made birdhouses perfect for encouraging birds’ own form of upcycling – nest building. The Sustainability Fair, which was open to the public, successfully gathered students, parents, community members, and organizations, in order to promote the use of sustainable practices, like upcyling, “a life-long habit”.

Thanks for the tip Henry Louis Miller!

+ Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/reader-tip-birdhouses-upcycled-from-discarded-shipping-pallets/bhpostersmall/

[2] Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects: http://www.oldarch.com/

[3] Brookwood School Sustainability Fair: http://www.farmbasededucation.org/profiles/blogs/brookwood-school

[4] wooden pallets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/24/wood-pallets-repurposed-into-modular-furniture/

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/reader-tip-birdhouses-upcycled-from-discarded-shipping-pallets/boardsophc/

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