BBM Blog – Entry 7
The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy
Since the Waste House was completed in June 2014, our very own Duncan Baker-Brown has been working on a book that considers the challenges and opportunities presenting designers and clients who wish to ‘mine the anthropocene’, i.e.work with existing places, communities and stuff previously mined and processed. Duncan’s book is entitled ‘The Re-Use Atlas’. It will be published in May 2017. However, this blog will give people the opportunity to read parts of the book before the publishing date.
This entry features the seventh in the series of case studies from Duncan’s book. This week’s case study details the work by Lyn Atelier who completed “HUB 67” which is a temporary community centre made from material collected in shipping containers after the Olympics closed in 2012.
Next week’s blog discusses Rotor and RotorDC’s concept “Rotor Deconstruction” which is a hands-on business that has resulted from almost a decade of research on the flows of materials in numerous industries, including construction. The programme is now a separate cooperative company that has the skills and knowledge to focus on the careful dismantling of parts or the whole of a building and then sell on the reusable materials.
Check out the seventh entry here