School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 3250: DisCards


  • John Wade

  • Meghann Coyle

DisCards

ARCH3250

Instructor:
David Eijadi; Thomas Westbrook


Self-sufficiency and integrity of construction through found and discarded materials. This is an exploration of re-tasking and re-construction methods with limited remanufacturing for both buildings and their functional contents.

Comfort and lifestyle considerations including passive cooling opportunities, use of sunlight, building layouts and type will all be considered along with programming and design considerations that help re-workers generate income.

We begin with an expanded concept of what is discarded. What can we build from the surfeit and remnants of materials all around us? Once sources and quantities are identified we will begin an exploration of the physical characteristics of material DisCards as they relate to thermal performance and use of sunlight.

Consideration should be given to the appropriateness of a material to building type, and its influence on space type and organization.




Minimal additional energy for processing or re-tasking a material will be an important consideration as potential uses in construction are considered.

Finally a new use for the materials – programming that helps generate income close to the end user will be a consideration.

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