Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction

This is the first in a series of case studies that use a new methodology to assess the deconstruction potential of new build properties. The case studies and methodology have been funded by the BRE Trust to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and contractors of the potential of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to create more … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction: Case Study : Modular Show House Construction”

Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy

The emerging principles of the circular economy are driving greater resource efficiency. Construction and the built environment is the single biggest user of materials and generator of waste in the UK economy. Effectively dealing with buildings at the end of their life has the potential to unlock significant economic value. However the value that can … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy”

Inspiring places: King’s Cross Skip Garden

The King’s Cross Skip Garden is a moveable organic vegetable garden located in the middle of one of the biggest development sites in Europe. It has now expanded into a community project which provides opportunities for local young people to encourage positive action in the world through youth leadership training schemes, accredited business and horticulture … Continue reading “Inspiring places: King’s Cross Skip Garden”

Inspiring places: Brighton Waste House- a living laboratory for ecological architectural design

The Brighton Waste House features the installation of 20,000 toothbrushes, 2 tonnes of denim jeans and 4,000 DVD cases and is one of the first permanent public buildings in Europe to be constructed from nearly 90% waste. 300 students studying construction trades, architecture and design had the opportunity to work on the project and experience … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Brighton Waste House- a living laboratory for ecological architectural design”