ERIC Number: EJ633493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Class Act: In Alabama, Students Turn Tires and Bales of Hay into Striking Architecture for the Poor.
Smithsonian, v32 n7 p106-10,112-13 Oct 2001
At the Rural Studio--an off-campus program of Auburn University--architectural students use scavenged and donated materials to create innovative houses and other buildings for poor, rural, primarily African American communities. Materials such as hay bales and old tires are recycled to create full-blown modern architecture, which also fulfills community needs. (SV)
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Architecture, Building Innovation, Built Environment, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Poverty Areas, Rural Areas, Structural Elements (Construction)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama