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TIANJIN PARANOIA

COLUMBIA GSAPP   |   INSTRUCTOR: SEAN GALLAGHER   |   FALL 2016

 
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FROM DISASTER TO OPPORTUNITY

In light of the disastrous situation, the projects utilizes the toxic chemicals produced from the explosions for industrial purposes. This process takes advantage of the unwanted waste and transform it into valuable resources that returns and benefits the affected residents.

Extraction process of resources from cyanide

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THE HIDDEN GOLD  |  PHONE WASTE

The components and materials of an iphone is dissected to identify valuable resources for extraction.

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Redistribution of raw materials and extracted resources from cyanide

Design Phases

The project is designed into 3 phases. Water filters manufactured from extracted materials allow public access to clean drinking water. Public engages in the construction process by returning exhausted filters, thus the site gradually transforms into a public park. 

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