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  • Ruin Ruin is a material archetype that describes interior elements such as walls, floors, ceilings, or columns that appear in a raw, exposed state and exhibit the accumulation of history on an aging surface.

expanded research

practice types

bibliographic citations

1) The Interior Archetypes Research and Teaching Project, Cornell University, (accessed month & date, year).

2) Malyak, Kristin. “Theory Studies: Archetypical Retail Practices in Contemporary Interior Design,” M.A. Thesis, Cornell University, 2011, 366-401.