Other Contributors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Ecological Engineering.
Consultant: Andrew Scott and Jerome J. Connor.
Department: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Ecological Engineering.
Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date Issued: 2006
The thought of adaptive reuse is ongoing to build up in recognition inside the u . s . states . States in the last number of decades, with now about 90% of architect-commissioned work involving some interaction through getting a present structure. While the thought of reuse has existed informally by means of garage-as-guesthouse or barn-as-garage conversions and so forth, it is just because the late 1960s that architects and engineers have started to approach it critically, as being a design problem. It’s frequently lauded for fostering the introduction of a sustainable built atmosphere, however, it’s its challenges. This thesis traces a history within the designer’s role within the sustainable development discourse, with focused attention paid for the adaptive reuse solution. Furthermore, it attempts to uncover the down sides and discuss the way they each connect with the architect, the preservationist, along with the engineer. With the research into reuse situation studies, a difficult classification of project typologies. The 2nd area of the thesis tackles a particular reuse trouble within the Old Publish Office in Chicago, Illinois. The Publish Office was selected due to its heavily planned context, its historic and cultural significance, the specific interest that has been expressed inside the reuse, that is size.(cont.) The thesis develops the sooner classification system to propose a built-in strategy that to approach the redevelopment within the building.
The good thing from the thesis briefly describes a couple of ecological evaluation techniques that may know judge the sustainability within the reuse project. The suggested choice is analysed to find out when the appearance decisions created using ecological sustainability inside your ideas may be quantified.
Thesis (M. Arch.)–Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture and, (S.M.)–Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Ecological Engineering, 2006.Some pages folded.Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: Architecture. Civil and Ecological Engineering.