Building from Waste featured in Harvard GSD News

In his recent article The Architecture of Waste: Is wasting resources a necessary part of the design process?, Alex Anderson looks at the circular economy in the built environment of the USA. We would like to thank for the call-out of our book publication Building From Waste in the article, a short excerpt below:

“As a circular economy develops, its goal of disposing of no material moves the challenge of waste more deeply into the system. Waste becomes as much a beginning as an end. In their book Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction, Dirk E. Hebel, Marta H. Wisniewska, and Felix Heisel question “whether the consideration of the waste state of a product should not become the starting point of its design proper.” In this view, waste becomes an essential concept in design, since the depleted value state of the material informs the process from the beginning.”

Read the full article here.