The studies unit seeks to critique the lack of circular economic principles guiding the industries of Australia's built environment and, through a small project, aims to propose approaches to address this.
The small project will be confined to 6 meters by 6 meters and 6 meters.
Drawing upon circular economic principles of reduction, reuse and recycling, the small project will explore material research, fabrication, design and detailing.
Much of a project's embodied carbon comes about in the construction process, via the use of virgin materials. Constructing using salvaged and re-purposed materials provides avenues for significantly reducing a building's carbon footprint.
- The studies unit will explore how design can engage with a circular economy through the innovative reuse of materials and resources.
- Through analysis of construction techniques and materials, the studies unit will develop models that addresses the need for low embodied carbon future.
- The aim is to raise awareness about global and local sustainability challenges.
- Is there a plausibility to develop an architecture that engages with the circular economy concept within Australia?
- To what extent are we able to design within a framework?
HAYBALL Research Contributors: Kimberley Krew, Andy Nguy & Louis O'Connor.
Guest Speaker: Richard Stokes, ARUP, Sustainable Buildings Leader VIC/ SA