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1st Edition

The Re-Use Atlas
A Designer's Guide Towards the Circular Economy

ISBN 9781859466445
Published May 16, 2017 by RIBA Publishing
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a highly illustrated “map,” using photos, infographics and statistics, showing designers how they can successfully navigate the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Using the Brighton Waste House Project as a basis for this, the book will look at key moments and landmark decisions made during its design and construction, as well as the people and projects from around the world that inspired them.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Waste Scene  1. It's all about managing resources  2. Some facts about waste  3. What is a Circular Economy?  4: Big Business  Part 2: Circular Inspirations  Step 1: Reprocessing Waste  Step 2: Reusing Waste  Step 3: Reducing Waste  Step 4: Zero Waste  Part 3: The Waste House Story  Part 4: Looking Forward  5. Circular Speculations  6. Emerging Narratives  7. The Political Narrative

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Duncan Baker-Brown has taught architecture at the University of Brighton at both undergraduate, post-graduate and RIBA Part 3 levels for over 20 years. From 2011-2014 Duncan designed, coordinated and built Europe’s first permanent public building made from material others had discarded, The Brighton Waste House, on campus at the College of Arts & Humanities.