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dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-27T13:50:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-27T13:50:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72869
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation into the use of unconventional materials in architecture – ones not typically used as building materials: repurposed items. A framework is established for how to select items for repurposing (in terms of recyclability, abundance, economy/culture and locality) and how to apply them (in terms of modification, labour, buildability, and elegance). This is accomplished by first examining the current practices of sustainability and ideas around how we interact with waste and efforts of diverting from the landfill. Repurposing offers a strategy of using unsustainable items that already exist, in a sustainable way so they do not continue to degrade our world and waste our resources. In a larger context, this thesis aims to change the conversation around waste and offer other ways to divert from landfills in all aspects our lives.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectrepurposeen_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectresourcefulnessen_US
dc.subjectembedded intelligenceen_US
dc.subjectsustainableen_US
dc.subjectsocialen_US
dc.subjectlocalen_US
dc.subjectRecycling (Waste, etc.)
dc.titleRESOURCEFUL MATERIALS: A Critical Framework for Repurposing in Architecture – A Method of Material Resourcefulness and Diverting Waste from Landfillsen_US
dc.date.defence2017-04-03
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Environmental Design Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJennifer Corsonen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerJames Forrenen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorTed Cavanaghen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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