Mix Magazine 47
Published inside: The Waste House and Duncan’s new book The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy
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Magazine Issue: 47 – by Colour Hive, Colour, Trends & Design
Mix magazine have released an article entitled “Working with waste” which discusses designing with waste and the circular economy. The article details our director Duncan Baker-Brown’s interview with Mix Magazine writer Tamsin Kingswell. With two topics of conversation being Duncan’s new book The Re-Use Atlas: A designers guide to the circular economy and our award winning project The Waste House at the University of Brighton.
Duncan’s new book provides a more in depth insight into the topics covered in the article. The book describes via a sequence of case studies and interviews from the worlds of design, fashion, food and architecture, clear steps towards closed loop systems. If you would like an insight into the book prior to it being published in May please access our blog here.
The Brighton Waste House as it became known was opened in June 2014 and continues to be a ‘live’ on-going research project and permanent new design workshop (it is not a dwelling) focused on enabling open discussion and understanding of sustainable development. It is situated on campus at The University of Brighton’s College for Arts & Humanities at Grand Parade. Designed by Senior Lecturer & Architect Duncan Baker-Brown, together with undergraduate architecture & interior architecture students, this project was built by apprentices from The Mears Group, students from City College Brighton & Hove and The Faculty of Arts as well as volunteers. In all over 350 students helped with the project.
The Brighton Waste House is the first permanent ‘carbon negative’ public building in Europe to be constructed from approximately 90% waste, surplus material & discarded plastic gathered from the construction and other industries, as well as our homes. It has Full Planning & Building Regulations Approvals. It tries to prove “that there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!”