Reusing old materials

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Reusing old materials village renovation for the aged people
Yu, Luping ( author )
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1 online resource (38 pages) : illustrations ;


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Architecture master's research project, M. Arch


This project is based on the materials that have been ignored by people, trying to seek the new life for those materials. Using old materials and giving them a new life in a building not only keeps those materials from wasting away in a landfill, but also adds a considerable amount of character to the finished project. Most common building materials today have the possibility to be reused. Concrete, metal, glass, brick and plastics can all be produced with some form of the previously used materials, and this process of production lowers the energy requirement and emissions by up to ninety percent in most case. And this kind of materials can be easily found in old and demolished buildings which are no longer serving people. Also, more unorthodox materials such as soda cans and tires are being discovered as reusable building materials. China is developing very fast in last few decades, a lot of old buildings are replaced by new and modern constructs. There are also policies that may affect the buildings in China and "new rural reconstruction" is one of them. The main goal of this policy is "clean and tidy village" which means lots of old houses in village should be rebuilt. The site of this project is in a Chinese rural village with many aged people. Architecture is always about the people that it is serving. So, another main purpose of this project is making a comfortable and reasonable space for this group of people. Before the design process, the research of aged people is a big part. The needs and activities of old people are the top priorities in this project. Combined these two purposes, this project is based on materials from the old demolished buildings and ruins in a Chinese rural village, trying to design a community center for the aged people in that village.
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) Program final field practicum report
Statement of Responsibility:
Luping Yu.

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