Brighton’s Waste House among the world’s most eco-friendly homes
The University of Brighton’s Waste House has been ranked one of the world’s most eco-friendly homes by a leading design company.
India-based design consultancy Minds Eye Design produced a YouTube film of some of the world’s most sustainable home builds and placed the University’s in third spot: https://youtu.be/bQnJpf0ge00
The award-winning Waste House, designed by architect and University of Brighton lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, was made almost entirely from thrown away materials most of which were heading for landfill sites.
Baker-Brown said: “We are delighted the Waste House has been recognised in this way, and it is marvellous that the House is continuing to receive accolades four years after it was completed.”
“This is a reflection of the tremendous hard work and commitment invested in the project by many people including 350 students from the University and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, volunteers, FREEGLE, the online reuse network which sourced much of the Waste House materials, The Mears Group and many contributing companies and organisations.”
Materials used in the project included 20,000 toothbrushes, two tonnes of denim jeans, 4,000 DVD cases, 2,000 floppy discs, 2,000 used carpet tiles, and construction waste.
Situated in the grounds of the University’s City Campus in Grand Parade, the Waste House is a live, ongoing research project and permanent new design workshop focused on enabling open discussion and understanding of sustainable development.