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  • Circular Construction in the New York Times

    On September 1st, 2021, the New York Times asked “Why Demolish When You Can Deconstruct?” Felix Heisel contributed to the article with an interview about the need for circular construction.

  • BAU 2021 announced key themes resources and recycling by referencing UMAR unit

    The World’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and aystems has just announced its key themes for BAU 2021: Resources and Recycling. While this in itself is exciting, the press release describes the UMAR Unit by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel as the exemplary project on how urban mining and recycling should be done today. Thank you BAU München!

  • UMAR Unit featured in two Swiss documentaries this month

    Swiss television channel SRF1 is broadcasting two new documentaries in March 2020, both featuring the prototypology Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR) by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel.

  • Mission Statement

    The Circular Construction Lab (CCL) in the Department of Architecture at Cornell AAP houses a design research program that advances the paradigm shift from linear material consumption towards a circular economy within an industrialized construction industry.

  • Lessons of Informality: Review in Journal of Landscape Architecture

    We would like to thank Scott Melbourne for the great review of our book Lessons of Informality: Architecture and Urban Planning for Emerging Territories – Concepts from Ethiopia in the Journal of Landscape Architecture.