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Construction Photobook

Collection: Gray's School of Art Design Collection
Object Type: Booklet
Artist/Maker: Bond, Chris
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Media/Materials: paper, ink, wire binding
Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm


12 page wire bound soft back book of 24 photographs of construction projects, manufactured by 'my'

The basis of Re-construct is a sharing and recycling centre for unused building materials. From the 24 companies I interviewed within Edinburgh city centre i found out that 80% of the companies admitted they had excess materials after each job and out of those 60% admitted these materials were thrown away. Thus there were an obvious gap in the market.

Reconstruct would have different uses for different people. Generally commercial companies would bring any leftover materials to the centre and would gain credits for what they brought In. They could then use these credits to take away any other materials or exchange them for the hire of machinery or labour.(Credits could be based on quantity and quality, and companies wouldn't just receive credits for any old rubbish that they brought in.

Object Number: ABDRG2012.58.2