Saturday, March 22, 2008

Salvage Shed

Cynthia Smith at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum site profiles the Salvage Shed, another fine example of how shedlike atmospheres have become extremely useful post Hurricane Katrina: this one successfully reuses material from the thousands of demolished houses as she explains:
"The results have been well received by the clients. Matt Abel was hiding tools in the woods while he built his home, now he has a place to safely store them. Billy Ray Raine, a senior volunteer coordinator, a fisherman will have a working unit to clean and provide food for his family. In both cases the rooms met the exact needs of the clients. As examples of successful re-use of salvaged materials the sheds showcase alternative solutions to the purchase new materials. The sheds are simple, economical solutions using local materials to solve the immediate and pressing needs for the multitude still waiting for relief."
Another fine Bill Kratz spot.

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