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Architecture as circular material systems

Leader: Georg Hubman; Institutional affiliation: Institut für Architektur, Technische Universität Berlin

Funding Period: 22.04.2022 – 22.07.2022

The construction sector requires fundamental change because its ecological footprint has devastating effects on our environment. For example, in Germany the construction industry accounts for 52% of the total waste produced. To address these impacts, the central question for this course is how to keep materials in the value chain by (re)considering the entire life cycle of a building. We focus on Circular Construction, a climate-conscious paradigm in architecture with an emphasis on bio-based materials, reversible design and construction methods, innovative collaboration strategies, and low resource consumption. The students will analyse one building as a case study (drawings, pictures, LCA calculations, text, and models), will organise an exhibition (taking place in June), and will contribute to a publication.

The project is open to students with visual design, technical, or social science backgrounds and an interest in conceptual drawing, construction materials or Circular Economy.

Course language: English
Schedule: fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Introductory session: 22.4., 4.30 p.m., please join if you want to participate: https://tu-berlin.zoom.us/j/68850282159?pwd=VHcrNDczZEI1SEt6VkJlWHBSd2hhdz09
Kenncode: 594348

Contact: g.hubmann@tu-berlin.de