Lindauer Interpretive and Environmental Center

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/archthesis/82
Author(s):
Zander, Robert W
Tags:
Architecture
article description
In today’s world we have altogether become over consumers. We throw away countless items without thinking twice about it. Many of these used items, though at first glance may seem useless, can serve an adaptive purpose. Take, for instance, the cardboard toilet paper roll. Instead of throwing them out once the last sheet of paper is removed, they can be reused as seedling canisters for the greenhouse making it easy to transplant in the Spring. The same can be said of our buildings. Instead of razing a tired building, let’s make new use of it. Therefore, this project is an investigation into the rehabilitation of an existing building.