Woodbury unveils the restored GG Green Building, a 133-year-old structure that was considered for demolition just two years ago. Once a theater, developers have turned it into a mixed-use residential building in Woodbury. This is a photo of the building on December 11, 2013. (ELIZABETH ROBERTSON/Staff Photographer)
Dvelas Reclaims Worn Boat Sails and Transforms them into Unique Loungers | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Handmade in Spain using recycled sails from around the world, each of design studio Dvelas‘ chairs is a unique expression carrying its own history on the sea.
The goal of Dvelas is to recover these used sails and give them new life and a new history through design.
This tear down on Southeast Knapp Street in Eastmoreland was not considered a demolition by the city because part of the old house remained intact. Melissa Binder/The Oregonian
At the root of the debate are two technical aspects of city code. The waiver is the first.
Developers may choose to be courteous, but the delay and notification requirement was never intended as a kindness to neighbors, said Ross Caron, spokesman for the development bureau.
The requirement was added to city code in 1988 to prevent large backlogs of vacant land from building up. The waiver option was added in 1990 to allow property owners to move forward more quickly if they were ready to build.
The second technicality neighbors cite as a problem involves what the city considers a true demolition — and the difference between a demolition and a remodel.
This tear down on Southeast Knapp Street in Eastmoreland was not considered a demolition by the city because part of the old house remained intact.
City code defines a demolition as a complete removal of a structure. If any portion of the to-be-razed home remains — say a bit of wall or floor framing — a demolition permit is unnecessary. An alteration or addition permit is required, but that does not involve a delay or notifying neighbors.
There have been about 2,700 alteration and addition permits thus far this year, up 24 percent from 2011. Projects range from remodeling a bathroom to building an entirely new home with a bit of an old wall or floor still intact.
To the city, these technicalities are separate issues. To neighbors the problem is uniform: Homes are being torn down, and they’re being caught by surprise.
New homes are being built in established neighborhoods throughout Portland, particularly in the Southeast. Photographed here, a new home nearly four times the size of houses around it is being constructed in Mt. Scott-Arleta. (Melissa Binder/The Oregonian)
The back room of the store was designed to look like the merchant’s living space, offering a much more relaxed atmosphere. Vintage schoolhouse chairs around huge tables made from wind-fallen trees offer customers a comfortable place to work and socialize. It also features a large mural created by the artist Tommy Taylor, which references the New Orleans’ shipping heritage.
This Instructable by Nut and Bolt is sure to keep you warm!
In this instructable I will show you how I made it all from recycled scraps at minimum cost. The total I think was 20 bucks. The only spend was on grinder discs, welding electrods and a special stove paint although you can save on that to if you don’t wish to paint it.
Yesterday we used the stove first time and we sat beside it for over 3 hours and it kept us warm. The only thing I will have to change is to a bigger flue pipe but other then that its a super success.
Employees Jayne Kohel and Andy Shotliff hand sand the new bar at Appleton Beer Factory, 603 W. College Avenue in downtown Appleton, on Nov. 11. The wood is reclaimed material from the building’s floor upstairs. / Sharon Cekada/Post-Crescent Media
The building at 603 W. College Ave. no longer looks like the old 1940’s Schreiter’s Auto Supply. It was gutted and refashioned into a rough-edged industrial/vintage feel microbrewery with a pub room, beer hall and two-story, gleaming stainless steel brewing operation.
The $900,000 venture is owned by a group of more than 30 investors, many of whom have also put “sweat equity” into the place by rolling up their sleeves.
“I haven’t had a day off since April,” Fogle said. “I’m not complaining. There’s no place I’d rather be.”
Jeff and Leah Fogle got married two years ago in the center of the building after it was gutted. They figured they were also marrying the brewery, so the setting was appropriate. The building’s real estate broker performed the ceremony
“We got married where the tap tower is and that was on purpose,” Fogle said. “That’s the epicenter of the place.”
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