Recycling + Design : Reinventing the Old into the New


Photos courtesy of Maxwan Architects + Urbanists & FINNE Architects

The path to a sustainable future is through consuming less with thoughtful design. Sustainable design: think local materials, LEED certified, reducing energy costs, and most importantly reinventing buildings and taking old furniture or abandoned materials to create a new way to recycle and reuse. Take a look at designers today paving a new path for sustainable design. It beyond using green materials, it is about constructing around the old into the new.


Maxwan Architects + Urbanists take a building and reinvent it into “House G”. A complete

makeover of an old barn into a beautiful home on the border of the Linge River in



FINNE Architects are LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certified.

For over twenty years they have been conserving resources and using sustainable

high-quality building materials.  In Washington, FINNE Architects did a complete

renovation of a 1950’s home with views to the forest, spacious rooms, high windows,

ceilings with fir beams, and custom made pieces and light fixtures throughout the house.

 A new modernism added to the old.