The Transformation of Architecture: Design for Dis-assembly

Jun 23, 2010

The research presented in this paper focuses on the performance of architecture responding firstly and primarily to its ecology and available resources. It is the product of a year-long thesis project investigating an approach to assembly that will allow for a comprehensive consideration of design related to environmental and human health impacts over the lifecycle of a building. Design for Disassembly is a new method, a re-prioritization of process that considers every day of a building’s lifecycle with equal weight.

Matthew Gines (University of New Mexico)
Chris Beorkrem (University of North Carolina Charlotte)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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