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Building from Waste -

Building from Waste

Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction

By Dirk E. Hebel, Marta H. Wisniewska, Felix Heisel

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"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover" is the sustainable guideline that has replaced the "Take, Make, Waste" attitude of the industrial age. Based on their background at the ETH Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, the authors provide both a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource. This book introduces an inventory of current projects and building elements, ranging from marketed products, among them facade panels made of straw and self-healing concrete, to advanced research and development like newspaper, wood or jeans denim used as isolating fibres. Going beyond the mere recycling aspect of reused materials, it looks into innovative concepts of how materials usually regarded as waste can be processed into new construction elements. The products are organized along the manufacturing processes: densified, reconfigured, transformed, designed and cultivated materials. A product directory presents all materials and projects in this book according to their functional uses in construction: load-bearing, self-supporting, insulating, waterproofing and finishing products.

Product code: 9783038215844

ISBN 9783038215844
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H280xW210
No. Of Pages 200
Publisher Birkhauser
Offers a look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource for architectural, interior, and industrial design.