RE-Creative [thesis]


As part of the Ball State Architecture Masters Degree each student is required to research, develop, and defend a thesis idea. The intention of my thesis was to re-discover the potential of building materials that are often leftover, destroyed, or overlooked when it comes to a newly developed use. An example of such material that I worked with throughout my thesis is old growth 2X4 structural lumber reclaimed from homes in the Muncie area. The goal was to create modular systems from this material that could be simply replicated again and again wherever the existence of the material presented itself. A significant value is gained from these materials that would have otherwise gone to waste but instead are reclaimed in a way that showcases their natural detail and beauty.