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Boucher Grygier residence
Photo courtesy of Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Boucher Grygier Residence

Leger Wanaselia Architecture
Berkeley, CA

“There is so much high-quality waste in our society.” says Cate Leger, principal of Leger Wanaselja Architects, a firm which has long been fascinated with reuse. “Shipping containers are an excellent example.“ Using them as a building material is a cost effective way to build a house with a very low environmental footprint—this light-filled residence in Berkeley, CA is one great example.

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