Building From Waste, Recovered Materials from Architecture and Construction27 Nov 2014, Posted by Press in
Enviro Board was recently featured in the highly anticipated book Building From Waste from ETHzürich, published by Birkhäuser.
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover” is the sustainable guideline that has replaced the “Take, Make, Waste” attitude of the industrial age. Based on their background at the ETH Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, the authors provide both a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource.
This book introduces an inventory of current projects and building elements, ranging from marketed products, among them façade panels made of straw and self-healing concrete, to advanced research and development like newspaper, wood or jeans denim used as isolating fibres. Going beyond the mere recycling aspect of reused materials, it looks into innovative concepts of how materials usually regarded as waste can be processed into new construction elements. The products are organized along the manufacturing processes: densified, reconfigured, transformed, designed and cultivated materials.
A product directory presents all materials and projects in this book according to their functional uses in construction: load-bearing, self-supporting, insulating, waterproofing and finishing products.READ AN EXCERPT PURCHASE