Details

ADAPTIVE REUSE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

by BINDER, MELINDA LORR

Abstract (Summary)
The physical presence of history in everyday life is a necessary psychological reminder of where we came from and where we are headed. The physical impact of human actions on both the natural and built environment is testimony to our indifferent, if not destructive, attitude toward the environment. By adapting a holistic approach to architecture, it is possible to meet not only physical and psychological human needs, but the needs of the environment and future generations as well. The former Poole and Hunt Foundry is one of many old industrial sites in the heart of once thriving industrial towns that are now abandoned. Converting the derelict foundry into a community marketplace would create needed retail space while providing a new community center, studios for artists, and a small gallery. Such development would not only rejuvenate the site, but would serve as a catalyst for the surrounding area as well.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:

School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:historic preservation adaptive reuse sustainable design architecture market place

ISBN:

Date of Publication:01/01/2003

© 2009 OpenThesis.org. All Rights Reserved.