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dc.contributor.advisorAnn Pendleton-Jullian.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMarraccini, Marcoen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-10T16:48:24Z
dc.date.available2007-01-10T16:48:24Z
dc.date.copyright2006en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/35613
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionLeaves 73-74 blank.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 68-69).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the systematic possibilities for the intricate architectural reuse and reconfiguration of the radial tire and the PET plastic bottle. Both waste products demonstrate significant structural and phenomenological potential and are abundantly available at the global scale. Through the specific exploration of these systems, reuse will be introduced to America's high-end architectural client base. Work in this well-established field has been typically associated with squatter settlements, ecological housing, and low-income developments. The objective is to demonstrate the elegance and sophistication that this strategy can yield. It is through the attention to the detail and the specific aggregation of waste materials that the exquisite and desirable can be created out of the unwanted, thus demonstrating the possibilities for future reuse in the larger construction market.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Marco Marraccini.en_US
dc.format.extent74 leaves (some folded)en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleRadical reuse : from the superfluous to the exquisiteen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc75958720en_US


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