BBM Blog – Entry 13
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 recently published book is entitled ‘The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer’s Guide to the Circular Economy’ and this blog provides an opportunity to read parts of the book, enjoy!
This entry features the thirteenth in the series of case studies from Duncan’s book. This week’s blog details Duncan’s interview with Jan Jongert of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam. Superuse who completed what many people believe to be Europe’s (if not the world’s) first contemporary house made from a selection of waste material. Superuse procured this using its ‘Harvest Mapping’ methodology.
Next week’s blog details Duncan’s interview with Lionel Billiet of Rotor who created the “Rotor Deconstruction” concept. Rotor are 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 eleventh entry here