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Sustainability in Practice: Plan:b Arquitectos Design to Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce

Colombia-based firm Plan:b Arquitectos focus on material practices as “eco-social areas of convergence” with the potential to transform our environments. Commissioned to design a pavilion for a construction fair in Medellin, the architects used the opportunity to propose a series of conditions. Among other constraints, Plan:b stipulated that the project must be built with materials donated from the companies participating in the fair and put together as a mix of equally-sized panels distributed all over the façade that could move according to the sun’s orientation. In addition, the materials needed to to be sustainable and affordable. At the end of the fair, having fulfilled these requirements, the “Disconnected Pavilion” was disassembled and donated to a low-income neighborhood in the city to function as a community space. In this way, the pavilion cleverly showcased companies’ products in a way that was also both sustainable and innovative. Plan:b are among over 100 architects, artists, and designers participating in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial this October. 

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Hey fellow potters:

I know you guys probably hate wedging (and clay recycling!) as much as I do. It makes my back and wrists hurt like the devil before I even get to sit down and throw. Do you guys have any good experiences with de-airing pug mills?

My studio so far (two l&l kilns of differing sizes, one Brent wheel, some shelves, and a little table) cost me almost nothing when I bought them. I feel like dropping the money on this new equipment would certainly help me be more prolific, but also might save me a lot of joint pain in the long run.

Siiince my studio was basically given to me for a minimal fee of like 500 dollars, is it crazy to drop a few K on a pug mill…? I feel like my kilns and wheel would have cost me at least that much. Idk. I am not planning to do this right away obviously, but it’s something I am thinking about.

you guys should know

my best friend iwishforapinkpony

she is the most wonderful

everyone who meets her is like, instantly in love with her

and for good reasons

i could sing her praises all day long

like every convo we have is wonderful and meaningful and every experience is so fulfilling

and she hugged me before i went to my room, not cuz i’m sad

but because i’m genuinely happy

that’s a best friend y’all… someone who is happy that you’re happy holy poop

she is absolutely my best friend soulmate

i dunno what i’d do without  her

right now i’m sitting in my room and i’m supposed to be doing homework but i’m listening to the music she’s playing (instrumental versions of metal songs) and she’s so wonderful omg 

i am so lucky to be graced by the friendship of such a loving, warm, brilliant person <3 !!!

(ps. jules if you’re reading this, it’s already been like 13 or 14 years so at this point you’re never getting rid of me sorry)