Rematerial : from waste to architecture / Alejandro Bahamón, Maria Camila Sanjinés.

Bahamón, Alejandro [Browse]
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New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
339 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 25 cm.


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"Never before in history has the impact of man on this planet been so important. The construction industry is one of the most polluting in the world, so contemporary architects can play a fundamental role by using waste-and, what's more, ingenuity---to convert it into structures that are useful, imaginative, and beautiful. In our society, garbage is considered filthy, and we want only to hide it from sight. Rematerial features projects that rescue discarded materials, from paper cups to cargo containers, and transform them into imaginative, attractive, efficient buildings and projects that are sustainable, innovative, even daring from a conventional perspective" "Rematerial brings to light a movement of diverse professionals from around the world who address this fundamental theme: the reuse of materials with architectonic purpose. Though the results are as varied as the designers, all their proposals stem from the intention of giving new life to what had been thrown out" "Complementing the built work shown here, the book presents a series of initiatives aimed at promoting the use of waste in architecture, and articles that illustrate a wide panorama of the contemporary recycling culture"--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Alejandro Bahamon -- Initiatives -- Poop House -- Melbourne, South Australia / Andrew Maynard Architects -- Pallet Structure -- 1-Beam Design -- Dust-And-Earth Bricks -- Vellalapatty, Madras-State, India -- Smart Shelter Foundation, Martijn Schildkamp -- Peach-Stone Floors -- Paarl near Cape Town, South Africa / Alla le Roux -- Lapro, Garbage Grinding Truck -- Bogota Colombia -- Miguel Pacheco Saenz -- Projects -- Message In A Bottle / Anneke Bokern -- Institutional -- Pittsburgh Glass Center -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Forty Eighty Architecture / Bruce Lindsey -- Azkoitia Municipal Library -- Azkoitia, Gipuzcoa, Spain -- Estudio Beldarrain -- Itt Library -- Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico / Juan Manuel Casillas Pintor -- Racine Art Museum -- Racine, WI -- Brininstool + Lynch -- Museum of Automotion -- Torrejon de la Calzada, near Madrid, Spain / Emilio Tunon -- Dismantled City / Ramon Bermudez -- Housing -- Christine's House / Mason's Bend, AL -- Rural Studio -- Essex St. House -- Brunswick, near Melbourne, South Australia / Andrew Maynard Architects -- Maisongomme -- The Hague, The Netherlands -- Refunc.NL / Jan Korbes -- Casa Chalu -- Buenos Aires, Argentina / Adamo-Faiden -- Random Road -- Lawrence, KS / Dan Rockhill -- Studio 320 -- Seattle, WA -- HyBrid Architects -- Millegomme Cascoland -- Cape Town, South Africa -- Refunc.NL / Jan Korbes -- Big Dig House -- Lexington, MA -- Single Speed Design -- Trailer Wrap -- Boulder, CO / Michael Hughes -- A World Without a Manual / Jan Korbes -- Interior Design -- A Dudley Street -- Melbourne, South Australia / Shannon Bufton -- Liquorish Bar -- East Dulwich, London, UK / Nissen Adams -- Retank5 Wonderbar -- Amsterdam, The Netherlands -- Refunc. NL / Jan Korbes -- Duchi -- Scheveningen, The Netherlands -- 2012 Architects -- Het Binnenschip -- Ghent, Belgium -- evr-Architecten -- Dry Toilets and Green Roof Terraces / Daniel Perera -- Multipurpose Spaces -- School Club -- Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, UK -- Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture -- Headquarters Of The Asociacion Aula Abierta -- Granada, Spain / Recetas Urbanas -- Willoughby Design Barn -- Weston, Mo -- El Dorado inc. -- Ecological Stove Workshop -- The Hague, The Netherlands -- Qenep / Sebastiaan Veldhuisen -- Space Of Waste -- Sheffield, UK -- University of Sheffield, School of Architecture -- Chandigarh, Between Utopia And Garbage / Bia/Daniela Sanjines -- Landscaping -- Penumbra -- Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, City, NY / Jean Shin -- Tourist Circuit in Flydalsjuvet -- Geiranger Fjord, Norway -- 3RW Arkitekter -- Some Things Will Not Grow -- Westonbirt, Arboretum, Tetbury, Glos., UK -- We Garden Like This -- Refuge-Observation Post in Pinohuacho -- Villarrica, Chile / Rodrigo Sheward -- Return of the Fridges -- Vilnius, Lithuania -- Refunc. NL / Jan Korbes -- Matas Lesaukas.
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