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dc.contributor.authorStromberg, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-16T18:26:39Z
dc.date.available2020-07-16T18:26:39Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79489
dc.descriptionWhen viewed through the lens of an arborist the potential of regenerating obsolescent buildings can be appreciated. The arborist [architect] studies the existing soil [existing building] condition of a field [city], identifies the areas of obsolescent soil and studies the available nutrients [structure, architectural etc.] embedded within them. Once these nutrients are identified the arborist is able to plant [construct] the optimal species [adobe, mass timber, etc] of tree [new building element] that will grow in that soil and symbiotically regenerate it.en_US
dc.description.abstractGiven the environmental impact of utilizing non renewable resources in the open loop carbon cycle of build-use-demolish, it is imperative to effect a fundamental change in how the urban landscape is developed. This thesis proposes a symbiotic methodology of development based on the relationship between a tree and its soil in order to close the current open loop carbon cycle. Through the analogy of an arborist, a ‘tree’ [building element] is ‘planted’ [constructed] into ‘soil’ [obsolescent building] drawing on ‘nutrients’ [structural, architectural, etc.] embedded in the ‘soil’. This method of growth regenerates the ‘soil’ and enables the ‘tree’ to become a catalyst of new growth through the arboricultural method of grafting. This shift in perception of regenerating existing buildings is an ecologically effective solution and through the analogy of arboriculture will change the current climate discourse around building from pragmatic to poetic; igniting the imagination with possibility.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectHalifaxen_US
dc.subjectArboricultureen_US
dc.subjectBuilding Regenerationen_US
dc.subjectObsolescenceen_US
dc.subjectUrban Growthen_US
dc.subjectMass Timberen_US
dc.titleAn Arborist's Approach to Building Regeneration: Planting Trees in Obsolescent Soilen_US
dc.date.defence2020-06-24
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerNichole Wiedemannen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerMichael Putmanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJames Forrenen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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