A fence made from street signs, awnings crafted from hatchback windows, traffic-sign siding, a gate fashioned out of Volvo station wagon doors, and stair railings molded from bent street signs. Turning heads and public opinion, these are just a few of the experimental eco designs at Dwight Way, a mixed-use urban-infill project developed by Berkeley-based Leger Wanaselja Architecture.
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"While these features of the Dwight Way read like a green building checklist, Leger and Wanaselja cross into more experimental territory with their use of recycled car parts and street signs. Being the designers, contractors, and developers offered the couple a unique opportunity to explore their unique ideas. "It's hard to get a client who says, 'Do me a place with car parts and street signs,' but we can do it for ourselves and people can respond to it," Wanaselja explains. In the estimation of Build It Green's Hollbacher, it's a positive move that keeps items out of the landfill and saves resources that would otherwise be used on virgin materials."
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