Chart of Urban Landfill Reconstituted Into Urban Spaces.
| RAPID RE(F)USE
POSITIVE WASTE URBANISM
WASTE TO RESOURCE CITY 2120
"Away has gone away"
New York City is disposing of
38,000 tons of waste per day. Most
of this discarded material ended up
in Fresh Kills landfill before it
closed. The Rapid Re(f)use project
supposes an extended New York
reconstituted from its own landfill
material. Our concept remakes the
city by utilizing the trash at Fresh
Kills. With our method, we can
remake seven entirely new
Manhattan islands at full scale.
Automated robot 3d printers are
modified to process trash and
complete this task within decades.
These robots are based on existing
techniques commonly found in
industrial waste compaction
devices. Instead of machines that
crush objects into cubes, these
devices have jaws that make simple
shape grammars for assembly.
Different materials serve specified
purposes; plastic for fenestration,
organic compounds for temporary
scaffolds, metals for primary
structures, and etc. Eventually, the
future city makes no distinction
between waste and supply.
Robots in the Deployable Garbage Garden.
Large Scale 3d Waste Printers.
Credits: Terreform ONE
Mitchell Joachim,Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Emily Johnson, Ian Slover, Phil Weller, Zachary Aders,
Webb Allen, Niloufar Karimzadegan, Lauren Sarafan.
One day Tower, Fabricated from 24 Hours of Compacted Waste in NYC.