RIBAJ – Tightening the closed loop
Issue: October 2017
This months online RIBA Journal features The Brummel Town Hall & new HQ for Alliander case study from Duncan’s recently published book The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy. The project by RAU Architects and Turntoo involves the reworking and extension of existing buildings, and their extension to Brummen Town Hall. Both projects are extensions to existing buildings, although Brummen Town Hall has the added challenge of conservation of a designated monument.
The article can be read in full via here.
The Re-Use Atlas is a highly illustrated ‘atlas’, taking the reader on a journey, via four distinct ‘steps’ (recycling, reuse, reduce, closed loop), from our current ‘linear economy’ towards a system emulating the natural world, i.e, a ‘circular economy’. Featuring over 25 detailed case studies describing design exemplars from the worlds of textile & fashion design, product design, interior architecture, architecture and urban design, its purpose is to show designers how they can successfully navigate and exploit the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Each step is supplemented with an in depth interview with an expert who is successfully tackling one or more of these challenges that present all designers today.
Three other case study’s from the book have been featured by RIBAJ over the past few months.