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Rematerial : from waste to architecture /
Alejandro Bahamón, Maria Camila Sanjinés.
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New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
description
339 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0393733149 (pbk.), 9780393733143 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
isbn
0393733149 (pbk.)
9780393733143 (pbk.)
catalogue key
7177839
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-09-01:
People's level of consciousness about the built environment grew dramatically during the past decade. Individuals of all ages changed their habits to address concerns about the waste they generate. Rematerial places the spotlight on a movement, presented as constructed works, projects, and comments by a wide range of professionals from around the world; all explore a theme fundamental to the environmental debate--the reutilization of waste for architectural purposes. Independent scholars Bahamon and Sanjines provide a wonderful publication that shows about 35 examples of successful projects, all stemming from the intention of giving new life to what had been thrown out. Before opening the book, this reviewer's inclination was to ask what these people were doing with garbage. However, this book's topic is anything but garbage. Ingenious uses exist for recycled materials that have been tossed into landfills for decades. The wealth of color photographs, architectural drawings, and line diagrams do an admirable job of explaining these projects and reinforcing the significance of their solutions. This volume is appropriate for all levels of readers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers. R. P. Meden Marymount University
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As one of the few books on its topic Rematerial stands out in the field of sustainability and design publications and it would be a good addition to any collection that covers this territory.
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Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building.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.
Main Description
Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building.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.
Main Description
Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building.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.
Main Description
Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building. Rematerial features projects that rescue discarded materials from paper cups to cargo containers and transform them into buildings that are imaginative, attractive, efficient, and sustainable.

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