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Construction Begins on the UK’s First Building Made Completely Out of Waste
Posted By Morgana Matus On October 5, 2012 @ 5:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Materials,News,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | No Comments
The University of Brighton  just began construction on the UK’s first building made completely of waste. Designed by local architect Duncan Baker-Brown , the structure will be composed of excess building materials from city construction sites and other area industries. The design team plans on setting up a a production line near the Grand Parade site so that craftsmen, students, and local residents can become involved in the building process.
The UK’s first building made of waste is named after “The House That Kevin Built “, which was Europe first prefab home to be composed entirely of waste and organic materials. The walls will be fashioned from ply cassettes holding discarded timber products, which can be upgraded over time to accommodate future building technologies. In addition, the House will feature solar panels  on the roof, whole-house ventilation, and a heat recovery system. The University hopes that the house will serve as a prototype and testing facility for green techniques and technologies over its lifetime.
Construction on the building will begin this November with a completion date of May, 2013.
Via The Guardian 
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URLs in this post:
 University of Brighton: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/
 Duncan Baker-Brown: http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/index.php
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 The House That Kevin Built: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/business-and-community/the-house-that-kevin-built
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/03/brighton-waste-building-project-grand-designs
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