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un·build

 (ŭn-bĭld′)
tr.v. un·built (-bĭlt′), un·build·ing, un·builds
To dismantle, take apart, or demolish; raze.

unbuild

(ʌnˈbɪld)
vb (tr)
(Building) to demolish or tear down (a building or other structure)

un•build

(ʌnˈbɪld)

v. -built, -build•ing. v.t.
1. to demolish (something built); raze.
v.i.
2. to raze a building or the like.
[1600–10]
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In keeping with the biennale's "Freespace" theme, "Unbuilding Walls," as Germany's exhibition is titled, charts the ways in which architects and urbanists have sought to weave back together East and West since 1989 -- both physically and psychologically.
Unbuilding; salvaging the architectural treasures of unwanted houses.
Forest Products Laboratory research engineer Bob Falk has teamed up with Brad Guy (Director of Operations at The Hammer Center at the Penn State School of Architecture) to publish "Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures Of Unwanted Houses" an instruction guide to salvaging materials that can be reused and recycled from homes and other buildings by literally and carefully dismantling the original structures piece by piece.
Pernice, said to be a notorious skeptic, is always ready to make corrections, and so his rebuilding and unbuilding transformations of the sculptures are part of the system.
William Langwiesche, author of 'American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Centre', has infuriated members of the clergy and firefighters with a passage in his book which suggests possible looting at ground zero.
And they'll strategize with participants to figure out ways to marshal resources for substantial works such as The New York Times' series about racial relations in America and William Langewiesche's three-part serial in The Atlantic Monthly, "American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center."
The article, "American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center," by staff correspondent William Langewiesche will run 60,000 words and stretch over three consecutive issues, starting with July/August 2002.
Author William Langewiesche has faced angry protests during the promotional tour of his new book, 'American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center', in which he accuses American firefighters of looting the Ground Zero site after the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York.