This book is a highly illustrated "map," using photos, infographics and statistics, showing designers how they can successfully navigate the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Using the Brighton Waste House Project as a basis for this, the book will look at key moments and landmark decisions made during its design and construction, as well as the people and projects from around the world that inspired them.
Duncan Baker-Brown has taught architecture at the University of Brighton at both undergraduate, post-graduate and RIBA Part 3 levels for over 20 years. From 2011-2014 Duncan designed, coordinated and built Europe's first permanent public building made from material others had discarded, The Brighton Waste House, on campus at the College of Arts & Humanities.
Foreword Prof. Dr Walter Stahel and Graeme Brooker Introduction Part 1: Setting the Waste Scene 1. It's all about managing resources 2. Some facts about waste 3. What is a Circular Economy? 4: Big Business Part 2: Circular Inspirations Step 1: Reprocessing Waste Step 2: Reusing Waste Step 3: Reducing Waste Step 4: Zero Waste Part 3: The Waste House Story Part 4: Looking Forward 5. Circular Speculations 6. Emerging Narratives 7. The Political Narrative