Whole House Reuse is a project that arose in New Zealand after the occurrence of the Christchurch earthquakes when between 10,000–15,000 homes had to be demolished.

Project founder and director Juliet Arnott conceived Whole House Reuse to illustrate the value and potential of discarded materials that can with care and thought be reworked into functional and beautiful objects for a second lifetime.

The project culminated in an exhibition at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch that ran for three months in 2015 and was visited by over 120,000 people. In this video Juliet Arnott and co-director Kate McIntyre describe the genesis and outcome of the project.

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