Publications

Books

Heisel, Felix, and Dirk E. Hebel. 2021. Urban Mining und Kreislaufgerechtes Bauen: Die Stadt als Rohstofflager. Stuttgart, Germany: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag. https://www.baufachinformation.de/urban-mining-und-kreislaufgerechtes-bauen/buecher/253571.


Book Sections

Heisel, Felix, Caroline O’Donnell, and Dillon Pranger. 2020. “New Deconstruction: The Rebirth of a Circular Architecture.” In The Architecture of Waste: Design for a Circular Economy, edited by Caroline O’Donnell and Dillon Pranger, 191–204. New York City, USA: Routledge.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Economics for a Circular Environment.” In The Architecture of Waste: Design for a Circular Economy, edited by Caroline O’Donnell and Dillon Pranger, 205–14. New York City, USA: Routledge.
Hebel, Dirk E., and Felix Heisel. 2020. “Cultivated Building Materials: The Forth Industrial Revolution?” In The Materials Book, edited by Ilka Ruby and Andreas Ruby, 145–49. Berlin, Germany: Ruby Press.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Reuse and Recycling: Materializing a Circular Economy.” In The Materials Book, edited by Ilka Ruby and Andreas Ruby, 156–60. Berlin, Germany: Ruby Press.


Journal Articles

Kakkos, Efstathios, Felix Heisel, Dirk E. Hebel, and Roland Hischier. 2020. “Towards Urban Mining—Estimating the Potential Environmental Benefits by Applying an Alternative Construction Practice. A Case Study from Switzerland.” Sustainability 12 (12): 5041. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125041.
Heisel, Felix, and Sabine Rau-Oberhuber. 2020. “Calculation and Evaluation of Circularity Indicators for the Built Environment Using the Case Studies of UMAR and Madaster.” Journal of Cleaner Production 243 (SI Urban Mining): 118482. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118482.


Magazine Articles

Saalmann, Malene. 2020. “Because Reading Is Fundamental: Eine Auswahl Guter Bücher, Ein Fragwürdiges Magazin Und Eine App.” Form, June 2020.
Melbourne, Scott Jennings. 2019. “Lessons of Informality: Architecture and Urban Planning for Emerging Territories - Concepts from Ethiopia / Metropolis Nonformal.” Journal of Landscape Architecture 14 (1): 94–95. https://doi.org/10.1080/18626033.2019.1623554.
Kuhn, Thomas. 2020. “Jetzt schon an den Abriss denken.” WirtschaftsWoche, July 10, 2020.
Hebel, Dirk E., and Felix Heisel. 2020. “Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR).” BAUART - Architektur und Kultur, January 2020.
Hebel, Dirk E., and Felix Heisel. 2020. “Kreislaufgerechtes Bauen – Kultivierte Baumaterialien: UMAR & MycoTree.” H2O – Das Kundenmagazin von Keramik Laufen Und Similor, January 28, 2020.


Conference Papers

Jawanrudi, Damun, McGranahan Joseph, and Felix Heisel. 2021. “A Comparative Analysis of Quantification and Validation Methods for Prospecting the Anthropogenic Mine as Material Reserve for Circular Construction.” In CISBAT 2021 International Conference. Lausanne.
Minner, Jennifer, Felix Heisel, Gretchen Worth, Anthea Fernandes, Jason Rearick, and Gyasi Talib. 07 October. “Circularity, Reuse, and Zero Waste Development: Participatory Research to Advance the Regional Circular Economy.” In 2021 ACSP 61st Annual Conference. Miami.
Worth, Gretchen, Jennifer Minner, Felix Heisel, and Susan Holland. 2021. “Roundtable: Building a Better Building Policy: Community Collaboration to Achieve Climate Resiliency of the Built Environment.” In 2021 ACSP 61st Annual Conference. Miami.
Heisel, Felix, and Sasa Zivkovic. 2021. “ON PAPER // Reciprocity between Architecture and Environment.” In 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference - Curriculum for Climate Agency: Design (in)Action. New York City, USA: Pratt Institute.
Heisel, Felix, and Val Warke. 2021. “Building on Material: Towards Circular Construction in the First-Year Design Studio.” In 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference - Curriculum for Climate Agency: Design (in)Action. New York City, USA: Pratt Institute.
Heisel, Felix, and Cameron Nelson. 2020. “RhinoCircular: Development and Testing of a Circularity Indicator Tool for Application in Early Design Phases and Architectural Education.” In AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON. Pennsylvania.


Key Notes and Lectures

Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Urban Mining and Circular Construction.” Input Lecture presented at the Digital Craft Exchange, Woods Bagot, New York City, USA, June 3.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Circularity and Informality.” Input Lecture, Monash University and RMIT University, Melbourn, Australia, May 28.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Lessons of Informality: Concepts from Addis Ababa.” Input Lecture presented at the Addis Ababa River City: The Upper Kebena River Project, Tulane University of Architecture, New Orleans, USA, October 21.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Prototypological Research towards Circular Construction.” Public Lecture presented at the Stuckeman School Graduate Research and Innovative Design Lecture Series, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA, March 11.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Towards Circular Construction: The Case of the Mehr.WERT.Pavillon.” Presented at the Case Studies Guest Lecture Series, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, CA, March 22.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Enabling and Creating Demand for Circular Construction.” Moderator presented at the Circular Economy and Private Sector Development: A Learning Series - Session 9 Circulr economy and the Construction Industry, New York City, USA, March 23.
Heisel, Felix, and Bisrat Kifle. 2021. “Lessons of Informality: Concepts from Ethiopia.” Input Lecture presented at the Architectures of the New Silk Road, Seminar by Prof Marc Angelil, Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA, USA, March 26.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Zirkuläres Bauen – Jetzt Umsetzen!” Public Lecture presented at the Cradle to Cradle / Future Real Estate: Bauen für die Circular Economy, Berlin, DE, April 13.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Circular Construction: Addressing Climate Emergency and Resource Inequity through Design.” Public Lecture presented at the 2021 Constructing Coexistence and future of Environment-making: International Voices Lecture Series, Nanjing University, China, April 14.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Net Zero Activism.” Guest Critic presented at the Final Presentations, Comprehensive Design Studio, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, CA, April 20.
Heisel, Felix, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Rainer Hehl, Antonio Pietro Latini, Andong Lu, and Cary Siress. 2021. “Constructing Coexistence and Futures of Environment-Making: International Voices Roundtable Discussion II.” Panel Discussion, Nanjing University, China, April 21.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Circular Construction.” Public Lecture presented at the After Concrete: Redefining Materials and Energy in the Anthropocene, Columbia GSAPP, New York, USA, May 7. https://www.arch.columbia.edu/events/2204-after-concrete-redefining-materials-and-energy-in-the-anthropocene.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Wie Wollen Wir Leben? Ideenlabor Weimar Zum #NewEuropeanBauhaus.” Live Interview presented at the Ideenlabor Weimar, Weimar, Germany, May 9. https://www.ideenlabor-weimar.de.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Designing for a Collective Good.” Final Thesis Review presented at the Designing for a Collective Good, USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA, May 11.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Towards Circular Construction: Designing with Materials and Energy in the Anthropocene.” Key Note presented at the Future Brain Lab, Tokyo, Japan, May 17. https://futurebrainlab.com.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Collaborative Community-Engaged Research towards Circular Construction.” Input Lecture presented at the Developing and Sustaining CEL partnerships - Faculty Insitute on Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), Ithaca NY, USA, June 1. https://oei.cornell.edu/program/celt/.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “Towards Circular Construction: The Example of the Urban Mining and Recycling (UMAR) Unit.” Public Conference presented at the CIFE Industrialized Construction Forum 2021, Standford, USA, January 26.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “From Resource Crisis to Material Abundance: The Potential of Circular Construction.” Public Lecture presented at the Ezra Roundtable Seminar, Cornell University, Systems Engineering, Ithaca, September 25.


Exhibitions

Angélil, Marc, Katharina Blümke, Dirk E. Hebel, Jenny Rodenhouse, Bisrat Kifle, Felix Heisel, and Marta H. Wisniewska. 2021. “Quo Addis - Conflicts of Co-Existence?” Presented at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - Vennice Biennale, Venice, Italy, November 22. https://quoaddis.net.
Hebel, Dirk E., Felix Heisel, and Laura Mrosla. 2019. “Urban Mining and Recycling - Futurium.” Exhibition presented at the Denkraum Natur, Futurium Berlin, September 5. https://futurium.de/.
Heisel, Felix, 2hs Architects and Engineers, FCL Singapore, Sustainable Construction, KIT Karlsruhe, and Bisrat Kifle. 2020. “Added.Value.Pavilion / MycoTecture / Recycling_Spaces.” Public Exhibition presented at the Enough is Enough, BETA 2020, Timișoara Architecture Biennial, Timișoara, Romania, November 28. www.betacity.eu.
Heisel, Felix, Sustainable Construction, KIT Karlsruhe, and FCL Singapore. 2020. “MycoTecture.” Public Exhibition presented at the Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany, February 23. https://zkm.de/en/exhibition/2020/05/critical-zones.


Digital and Print Media Coverage

Friedlander, Blaine. 2021. “Faculty Profiles: From Circular Construction to Academic Law Ambition.” EZRA - Cornell University’s Magazine, May 19, 2021. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/05/faculty-profiles-circular-construction-academic-law-ambition.
Bühren, Katja. 2021. “Dem Baukreislauf einen Wert geben.” Immobilien Zeitung, April 22, 2021, IZ16/2021 edition, sec. Märkte. https://www.immobilien-zeitung.de/160717/baukreislauf-wert-geben.
Levin Stevenson, Sara. 2021. “Cornell Atkinson Awards $1.8 Million to Fund Vital Collaborations.” Cornell Chronicle, June 16, 2021. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/06/cornell-atkinson-awards-18-million-fund-vital-collaborations.
Witten, Patti. 2021. “AAP Explores ‘How Will We Live Together?’ At Venice Biennale.” Cornell Chronicle, June 23, 2021. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/06/aap-explores-how-will-we-live-together-venice-biennale.
Czaja, Wojciech. 2020. “Wie ein Haus aus Müll aufgebaut ist.” Der Standard, November 22, 2020, sec. Architektur. https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000121840242/wie-ein-haus-aus-muell-aufgebaut-ist.
Lefkowitz, Melanie. 2020. “Silver Linings: Innovation, Kits, Tech Animate a Hybrid Semester.” Cornell Chronicle, October 21, 2020. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/10/silver-linings-innovation-kits-tech-animate-hybrid-semester.
Hebel, Dirk E. 2020. “Vom Zirkulieren, Säen und Ernten zukünftiger Baumaterialien.” Zukunft Bauen, Forschung für die Praxis, 2020.
Klaaßen, Lars. 2020. “Aus Pilz Gebaut.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 18, 2020. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/geld/ressourcen-aus-pilz-gebaut-1.4961965.
Hebel, Dirk E. 2020. “Ungeheure Möglichkeiten - die Stadt als Rohstofflager.” Der Architekt, August 14, 2020.
Bourn, Chris. 2020. “Can the Construction Industry Solve the World’s Plastic Crisis?” MEL Magazine, September 9, 2020. https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/recycled-plastic-construction-materials.
Kistner, Bärbel. 2020. “Mehrwertpavillon der Buga bleibt am Neckar.” Heilbronner Stimme, August 11, 2020, sec. Heilbronn. https://www.stimme.de/heilbronn/nachrichten/stadt/lokales/mehrwertpavillon-der-buga-bleibt-am-neckar;art140895,4377986.
Fränkische Nachrichten. 2020. “Mehr-Wert-Pavillon bleibt dauerhaft:” Fränkische Nachrichten, July 27, 2020. https://www.fnweb.de/fraenkische-nachrichten_artikel,-heilbronn-mehr-wert-pavillon-bleibt-dauerhaft-_arid,1666879.html.
BAU Muenchen. 2020. “The Key Themes at BAU 2021: Resources and Recycling.” Press Release. The Key Themes at BAU 2021: Resources and Recycling. June 3, 2020. https://bau-muenchen.com/en/press/newsroom/press-releases/detail/key-themes-resources-and-recycling.php.
Corcoran, Heather. 2020. “Architecture Schools Adapt to an Uncertain Future.” Architectural Record, April 14, 2020. https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/14569-architecture-schools-adapt-to-an-uncertain-future.
Fuchs, Hans. 2019. “Van urban mining naar gebouwen als materialendragers.” stedebouw & architectuur, October 2019.
Strambu, Sabina. 2020. “Secondhand liegt im Trend / Second-hand is on Trend.” Detail selection, January 2020.
Van Assche, Peter. 2019. “Top 10 Circulaire Gebouwen.” stedebouw & architectuur, October 2019.


TV and Radio Coverage

Fuchs, Stefan, and Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). 2020. Kreislaufwirtschaft Beim Bauen: Das Konzept Des Urban Mining. Podcast. Karlsruhe, Germany. https://soundcloud.com/karlsruherinstitutfuertechnologie/kreislaufwirtschaft-beim-bauen-das-konzept-des-urban-mining.
Marschner, Jan, Armin Maiwald, and flashfilm. 2021. “50 Jahre Maus - Die Geburtstagssendung.” 16:9. Die Sendung mit der Maus. Berlin, Germany: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (ARD). https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/die-sendung-mit-der-maus/die-geburtstagssendung/das-erste/Y3JpZDovL3dkci5kZS9CZWl0cmFnLTQ1NDA5NDNkLTg2NTMtNGZjMi1hN2Y2LTZiZGQ1ZjFiMzUzNQ/?isChildContent.
Horn, Charlotte. 2021. “How to Reuse a Demolished Building.” People Fixing the World. BBC World Service. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszv2n.
Ernst, Andrea. 2020. “Wenn die Rohstoffe knapp werden - Bauen mit Schutt.” 3sat/ORF Documentary. Gesellschaft. Vienna, Austria: 3sat. https://www.3sat.de/uri/96d14b0c-2e52-4050-a7e3-f11fd0e61066.
Günther, Sebastian. 2020. “Recycling von Baumaterial - Leben im Abfall kann so wohnlich sein.” Kulturplatz. Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). https://www.srf.ch/kultur/gesellschaft-religion/recycling-von-baumaterial-leben-im-abfall-kann-so-wohnlich-sein.
Günther, Sebastian. 2020. “Aus Alt bau Neu! Architekten entdecken Recycling.” Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF1). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I095C1YgLK0.


Grants and Awards

Heisel, Felix, Kathie Hodge, Lori Huberman, Rebecca J. Nelson, Anil Netravali, Prabhu Pingali, Anthony Wenndt, and Marta H. Wisniewska. 2021. “MycoBuilt: Enabling Circular Construction with Fungi-Based Materials.” Atkinson Academic Venture Fund. Ithaca NY, USA: Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Cornell University. https://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/grants/avf/?ID=2021_Heisel.
Lehmann, Johannes, Rebecca J. Nelson, Felix Heisel, David Erickson, and David R. Schneider. 2021. “Envisioning Organic Circularity: Connecting Science, Engineering, Art and Architecture to Reimagine Nutrient Economies.” Atkinson Rapid Response Fund. Ithaca NY, USA: Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Cornell University.
Dogan, Timur, and Felix Heisel. 2020. “Dynamic Urban Building Stock Models for Energy and Carbon Footprint Assessment to Drive an Interactive Decision-Making Framework for Ithaca’s 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goals.” Sponsor Award OSP# 92804. Ithaca NY, USA: Park Foundation.
Heisel, Felix, and Mark Milstein. 2021. “CI:RCLE - Circular Ithaca: Researching Construction in the Local Economy.” Ithaca NY, USA: Engaged Cornell.
Heisel, Felix. 2021. “10 Aspects of Sustainable Design and Construction.” Inaugural Kuan & Wu Research Fund for Innovation in. Ithaca, New York, USA: Cornell University, AAP.
Heisel, Felix, and Madaster Services BV. 2020. “MOU - Testing Existing Madaster Platform.” Other Non-Financial Agreement OSP#: 92636. Ithaca, NY, USA: Cornell University.


Comissions and Memberships

Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Member of International Scientific Committee of CISBAT 2021 Conference.” Lausanne: EPFL. https://cisbat.epfl.ch/committees.html.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Member of ReUSE Minnesota.” Minnesota MN: ReUSE MN.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Founding Member of Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development (CR0WD).” Ithaca NY, USA: CR0WD.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Member of New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3).” Albany NY: NYSAR3.
Heisel, Felix. 2020. “Member of the International Society for the Circular Economy (IS4CE).” Linköping, Sweden: IS4CE.