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  • New article: Building a sustainable future

    How can mushrooms be part of sustainable building construction? Felix Heisel, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), has one answer. Bringing together Cornell experts in the fields of architecture, biology, ecology, engineering, planning, business, and more, several of Heisel’s current research projects are focused on finding ways to help in the fight against climate change: from creating new building materials that are biodegradable to influencing local policies around deconstruction.

  • 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.

  • BBC People fixing the World with Felix Heisel

    On March 23rd, the new episode of BBC’s program People fixing the World addressed the question: How to reuse a demolished building? Producer Charlotte Horn is interviewing Felix Heisel on the subject. Is it possible to construct a new building, just by reusing materials from homes and offices that have been knocked down? That’s the…

  • ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ visits UMAR Unit

    For its 50th anniversary episode, “Die Sendung mit der Maus” – Germany’s famous children TV show explaining how the world works – is showcasing strategies and concepts on the question how people will live in the future. Therefore Armin Maiwald, one of the hosts, visited the Urban Mining and Recycling Unit (UMAR) created by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel.

  • MEL Magazine publishes interview with Felix Heisel and Marta H. Wisniewska

    MEL Magazine asks the question: Can the Construction Industry solve the World’s plastic crisis? Felix Heisel, architect and director of the Circular Construction Lab at Cornell University, emphasizing the need for big-picture solutions. “What we need is a paradigm shift in how we construct and design.”