048per_DECONSTRUCTION OR SURGICAL DEMOLITION? Landscape 1 Architecture 0.

In the context of physical construction, deconstruction is the selective dismantlement of building components, specifically for re-use, recycling, and waste management. It differs from demolition where a site is cleared of its building by the most expedient means. Deconstruction has also been defined as “construction in reverse”. The process of dismantling structures is an ancient activity that has been revived by the growing field of sustainable, green building. Buildings, like everything, have a life-cycle. Deconstruction focuses on giving the materials within a building a new life once the building as a whole can no longer continue.

Looking at the ‘demolition’ photos, and not a single tree appears to have suffered, it looks like Landscape 1 Architecture 0.


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