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Adhocism in Action: Coffee Table Made From Pipe Wrenches

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Images credit Johnathan Niemuth Today we call it repurposing; In 1973, Nathan Silver and Charles Jencks called it Adhocism: It can be applied to many human endeavours, denoting a principle of action having speed or economy and purpose or utility. Basically it involves using an available system or dealing with an existing situation in a new way to solve a problem quickly and effectively. It is a method of creation relying particularly on resources which are already at hand. Designer Jonathan Niemuth demonstrates adhocism at its best with his coffee table made of pipe wrenches. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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