Harvard GSD M.Arch Thesis Book, w. Sergio Lopez-Pineiro; Cambridge, MA

'Leftovers' challenges the consensus that for architectures and landscapes to be valuable they must have a manufactured novelty. This project takes rubbish as its medium -- that which emerges not from newness, but rather from longstanding duration.

Just as the log cabin comes from the trees of the forest, the leftover dwelling is conceived of using the rubbish of the cataclysm -- fractured freeway asphalt, fallen concrete artifacts, defunct drainage troughs... The tectonic measures necessary to juxtapose the residual castoffs of the earthquake with quotidian design methods may render visible resilient and unforeseen ways of living.

Full PDF of book available upon request.