Nearly every building ends up in the landfill eventually. Designers need to challenge ourselves not just to reuse materials but make sure they are reusable.
An important part of our ethos at moss is to avoid design that is disposable.
Not everyone sees the need to preserve industrial buildings but, to us, demolition at the Finkl Steel site is a tragic loss of a piece of Chicago’s history.
Walking to work this morning I noted yet another pile of construction debris on the foundation of a former house just around the corner from moss HQ. Seeing an old house demolished always seems like a small tragedy. It’s true; some older buildings certainly HAVE outlived their useful lifespan, are in poor repair or structurally unsound. Sometimes the…