Friday, 5 June 2015

'Whole House Reuse' featuring Nic Moon

An inspiring exhibition open now at Canterbury Museum. The project involved reusing every single piece of a 1920's weatherboard home in New Brighton, Christchurch - which was scheduled for demolition in 2013.

The unique challenge of reusing an entire house to save it from waste has formed the basis for a new and inspiring exhibition called Whole House Reuse open now at Canterbury Museum. The project involved reusing every single piece of 19 Admirals Way - a 1920's weatherboard home in New Brighton, Christchurch - which was scheduled for demolition in 2013.

The house was deconstructed by hand over 9 days and every piece was saved. Since then, over 250 people from around New Zealand and the world have invented ways of reusing these resources and the result is a huge collection of objects from a delicately carved taonga puoro (flute) by master carver Brian Flintoff, to a finely crafted backyard studio by artist Nic Moon and architectural designer Lyn Russell.

 

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