A LIFECYCLE BUILDING CENTER (LBC) is a community-based warehouse facility which assists the general public by identifying and implementing best practice green building-related concepts. The LBC addresses all lifecycle phases of the built environment – planning, design, construction, use, adaptation, renovation and demolition. The heart of the LBC concept is the creation of a large-scale used building material facility that sells collected material to the general public in lieu of disposal.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
Alex Brounstein is the owner and brains behind the Atlanta burger joint Grindhouse Killer Burgers… one of my favorite places to grab a burger I might add. The joint makes its home at the Auburn Curb Market. And, I don’t just love the food, but the design elements. Did I mention this is a reuse project?
Alex and his architecture team from Plum Avocado Design (Kim Fong + Anitra Mecadon) renovated the space with reclaimed materials. They incorporated the old brick pit barbecue into the existing kitchen, and the front of the bar and exterior wall are made of reclaimed tongue & groove boards from the nearby Pencil Factory. In November of 2010, the great work done by the design team resulted in the space winning an Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award from Central Atlanta Progress.
Burger + a Movie
As a fun aside, I should also mention that they play classic and cult movies on the white subway tile wall. If you haven’t checked it out, you really should. Any day now, the second location of GKB will be opening at Piedmont Road + Wimbledon Road. I can’t wait to see what they do with this space!