Dematerialization: a changing paradigm in architecture
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A look at dematerialization, the reduction in the amount of materials required for various purposes, with a focus on how it applies sustainable architecture. This paper presents the case that society is adopting "a new paradigm" based on awareness of the planet's limited resources, and describes how basic decisions in the design of architectural projects can reduce material consumption over many years. Based on a presentation by Niklaus Kohler.
Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.