Timo Rissanen Reading

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I this was a very refreshing reading, I started talking to a really good friend right before the lecture,  and most agree that Architecture is and as been one of the longest practice of zero-waste and ecological and environmentally friendly materials up to today.  The use of bricks, stucco, wood and metals. Whatever materials get damage goes back to the ground as mulch for gardening or to soil, sometimes bricks from buildings get used to make brick ovens or broken down reused in other ares.

The Habitat for humanity uses materials from demolished house to create safe reusable homes for many people each, houses can either be remodeled to make them bigger are just making homes more comfortable. I think this was the strong point in Timo’s reading, to create products that are sustainable as well as with room enough to make the necessary adjustments over time to reshape them.

The concern of waste is a big problem in our societies today, we’re so caught-up with the idea if it isn’t bigger or better and fabulous is not good enough.

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One Response to Timo Rissanen Reading

  1. Barbara says:

    Omar, this is a great topic to discuss in recitation. Using building construction and the design of these structures as an example to think through Timo’s points would be interesting.

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